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#3046199 Pakistan Taliban slaughter over 135

Posted by Padge on 16 December 2014 - 10:03 PM

Its about power not religion, religion is used as an excuse.


Religion is and always has been a way of controlling people and getting them to do your bidding, no matter how grotesque the method of exerting that control. Most religions talk of peace and love, most are abused by power crazed psychopaths who can suck in the gullible. 

#3043513 Christmas Songs

Posted by Padge on 10 December 2014 - 08:54 PM

Bob Dylan - It must be Santa. The young guy causing a ruckus is apparently Jakob Dylan.



One of my faves, brilliant.

#3041861 Legal Extortion

Posted by Padge on 06 December 2014 - 07:54 PM

It's hardly a secret, is it, and it's not compulsory. Shows the folly of putting all your oxo cubes in one basket....too many small business do this...and it always ends in tears. marks and Spencer closed down Gents in Nottingham more or less overnight some years ago.


So because its happened in the past its ok now. 


That is the stupidest view I have seen you to come up with yet.

#3041860 Super eight or relegate?

Posted by Padge on 06 December 2014 - 07:47 PM

You were waxing lyrical only the other day about the fact that the new  system from next season will create a de facto 8 team SL.


That doesn't mean its what he want's, it means he thinks that is what will happen.

#3040729 Acoustic Artists and Songs

Posted by Padge on 03 December 2014 - 10:27 PM

Joan Armatrading has done some amazing stuff.


Martin Carthey with Dave Swarbrick's version of Gilbert O'Sullivan's Nothing Rhymed is a little gem.



#3040354 Super eight or relegate?

Posted by Padge on 02 December 2014 - 10:20 PM

It might not be simple but it's worth a shot. The Leeds and Wigan will keep everything approach is no great success, is it?


Its not, but dragging the best clubs down to the lowest is hardly going forward is it.


We should help places with the best potential step up to the plate, unfortunately doing that will put a small percentage of supporters noses out of joint.


Leveling down has been the games failure for over 100 years.

#3040339 Super eight or relegate?

Posted by Padge on 02 December 2014 - 09:50 PM

Barrow will become as big as Leeds when Barrow is almost as big as Leeds. Rugby League is still mainly a small town competition. In what other serious sports league would teams from rival towns like Wigan, St Helens and Warrington be considered to be big clubs?


By the time Barrow is almost as big as Leeds the Leeds population will have eincreased, this means that Barrow will always be behind Leeds. Unless Barrow suddenly expands its boundaries to include more people. However in Cumbria they would have to expand a long way to encapsulate enough people to be the size of Leeds. Cumbria has a population a little under 500,000, Leeds a population of around 750,000. Barrow's population is about 56,000

#3039545 The Lib Dems

Posted by Padge on 30 November 2014 - 10:05 PM

I'm supposed to read about a Tory in a lefty newspaper?  That's going to be really fascinating.  Not.


Anyway, if the chancellor is so economically illiterate how come the UK economy has been growing for the last 2 years and how come it is growing in spite of the stagnation in the eurozone where apparently most of our trading partners exist?


Stop listening to the spin, more people may be employed, but they have just been moved from one benefit to another, subsidising cheap labour isn't an economy reviver. The economy can grow as much as it wants to, but, and its a big but,  the economy doesn't grow by just forcing people to take slave wages. 

#3039525 Lancashire Day?

Posted by Padge on 30 November 2014 - 08:58 PM

Yorkshire produced Clayton. End Of.

#3039267 Mental Health

Posted by Padge on 30 November 2014 - 10:53 AM

Names and numbers?


Ask your NHS... "worried well" is a term used in parts of it.  A homeless person pretending to be ill to get a bed isn't a new phenomenon either... they take advantage of the fact many homeless actually are ill


My wife works in Mental Health and has held some very senior roles and worked in many different Mental Health areas, she doesn't recognise anything you say as being true of anywhere she has have been in contact with. 


She recognises your misconceptions as those peddled by the politically motivated to justify cuts in Mental Health services.

#3038363 Lancashire Day?

Posted by Padge on 27 November 2014 - 11:42 PM

People in Lancashire don't need to make a big fuss about Lancashire on Lancashire day, everyone knows how good the place is.


On the other hand when Yorkshire day comes around they have to shout and scream about it because they are trying to prove that they are not inferior.


Lancashire Day, Lancastrians get on with it.


Yorkshire Day, Yorkies get paranoid.

#3037930 Super eight or relegate?

Posted by Padge on 27 November 2014 - 12:20 AM

relatively very few people do watch sport outside the top tier.


This is a major problem, how doy you advertise every minute of every game counts to finish a mid table mediocre team.


From a marketing angle it doesn't work.


Its a least worst contest.


" And now on SKy sports we have an exciting RL game to see who is the best of the worst" or who is worst of the best of the second best.


Joe public, the generally not interested in going to a live game but get excited about a top TV game, are going to be cancelling weddings to make sure they don't miss the gripping bottom of the table excitement.


We are falling into the trap of reality TV, cheap rubbish is better than expensive class. We need more expensive class not more cheap rubbish.


By cheap rubbish I don't mean clubs or teams, I mean formats without trying to raise standards as opposed to attempts to drag the content down to gameshow standards.


Clubs should be trying to compete to be the top, not thinking that being the least worst is an achievement. 

#3037055 Potty Mouth..Does He Know Its 2014?

Posted by Padge on 24 November 2014 - 09:40 PM

He's an idiot for wanting the most popular people on board?


I can't believe you don't get it, he's an idiot for mentioning the name of someone who didn't want to be involved. Its her business and he should just pay his taxes and keep his gob shut.


How much money has the Irish Saint given himself by the way, or is he just donating his time and gob.

#3037048 Potty Mouth..Does He Know Its 2014?

Posted by Padge on 24 November 2014 - 09:22 PM

Adele has sold a not inconsiderable amount of records. Perhaps Geldof thought if she was on board they might shift X more units and hence raise more cash.

She's perfectly at liberty to decline but the effort required to pull something off on this scale rules out any delicate people who are afraid to rock a few boats. He's clearly more concerned with getting the job done than what some people think of him - good on him.


What are you on about, Adele wanted to not be involved, why should Geldof attempt to name and shame her. The bloke is a grade one idiot.

#3036957 Potty Mouth..Does He Know Its 2014?

Posted by Padge on 24 November 2014 - 06:37 PM

Can't agree with the sniping on this one. As is usual in these cases somebody who has actually done something (and saved many lives) gets barbed criticism from a load of cynics who have never changed anything and more than likely never will.

You don't wanna donate then don't but STFU with the superiority BS.


Hang on Geldof publicly had a dig at Adele for not taking part, if somebody decides to not take part that's their business not his and he is the one who should STFU.