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JohnM

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#3096826 Crowdwatch week 7

Posted by JohnM on Today, 09:53 AM

SuperLeague in crisis as fans depart the New Era amidst record fall in attendances!!!    Nenenenene...nineteen!   :)




#3096583 General Election 2015

Posted by JohnM on Yesterday, 05:32 PM

The Government has been fiddling the figures for the social  security deficit to make them look better than they are. And, surprise, surprise, they've done it just before the election. whodathoughtit?!?!?!?

 

So now you know what you'll get under Labour, for it is the French govt that is lying...and it's the French cantonal elections....and as Miliband Minor is fond of telling us,  he believes Britain's economy should be more like that of France..including no doubt the 10.5% unemployment,a  shrinking economy, collapsing economy, heath costs spiraling out of control and a currency in free fall...but at least its a socialist govt.

 

http://www.politique...net : A la Une)

 

http://www.theguardi...g-labour-leader

 

http://www.telegraph...ike-France.html




#3094761 UKIPpery

Posted by JohnM on 25 March 2015 - 11:55 AM

To be fair to Cymdeithas (who I'm sure have some connection with this) they do do this sort of thing to pretty much any organisation.

 

Cymdeithas?

 

I suggest an anti-fungal cream.

 

Disclosure: I have been to Portmadoc and thus feel qualified to say that hearing  the Welsh language there  just adds to the general feeling of misery induced in visitors




#3094341 UKIPpery

Posted by JohnM on 24 March 2015 - 04:03 PM

Page 1 of google shows that Labour expelled Eric Illsley in 2010 in advance of his 2011 conviction for expenses fraud.

 

So, yes, Ukip have the integrity of Labour.

 

That bad, huh?




#3090633 Hillsborough Inquest update

Posted by JohnM on 18 March 2015 - 07:25 AM

Whilst that is undoubtedly the truth at last, it is only part of the truth. One man finally admits to tragic mistakes that cost the lives of so many, but what happened next?

The deliberate cover-up, the misinformation, the false impressions conveyed to a public and a media all too willing to trust what they were told by the authorities.


#3088592 Politics in Wigan - England's bread hangs by Lancashire's thread

Posted by JohnM on 14 March 2015 - 08:59 AM

Who is the Monster Raving Loony candidate in your constituency John?


I've put your name forward.


#3087980 13 Mar: Wigan Warriors v Hull FC KO 8pm

Posted by JohnM on 13 March 2015 - 09:27 AM

Hull FC get my vote.

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but only because they looked so lonely with no votes in the poll.




#3087637 RLIF CEO

Posted by JohnM on 12 March 2015 - 03:40 PM

Wow, it's taken 47 posts...still, we got there in the end!

 

Compare and contrast to other sports and industries who are appointing men on the up who are dynamic and ambitious.

 

1. Sepp Blatter - 79

2. Stephen Hawking - 73

3. Vladimire Putin - 62

4. Thomas Bach - 61

5. David Collier - 60

6. Brett Gosper - 55

7. Roger Goodell - 56

8. Simon Cowell - 55

9. Tim Cook - 54

10. Adam Silver - 52

 

Who would you choose, and pray tell us what YOUR KPIs are and how you are doing against them.




#3087334 jeremy Clarkson

Posted by JohnM on 12 March 2015 - 06:47 AM

Oh, I don't know. Moving to Sky might do for Top Gear what that same move did for our game.......oh!


#3087127 jeremy Clarkson

Posted by JohnM on 11 March 2015 - 04:39 PM

 

All just assertions, none of it backed up.  I drive every day, approx. 40K pa and I know what I see about the standard of driving. If serious casualties have been reduced, it's because cars have been made safer.  Clarkson IMO is a menace and the sooner he's removed from TV the better I'll like it.  His politics don't interest me so long as he doesn't try and force them down people's throats.

 

 

Apologies for my smart-arsed response  and if I misread/misled.   I agree with you that driving standards in young  can be atrocious. You can see this from the fact that young drivers comprise just 7% of driving population  but are involved in 24% of KSI accidents. 1 in 5 young drivers crash in 1st  year after test and 1 in 3 crash within 2 years. There is ample evidence of why this is  and no evidence at all that its anything to do with Clarkson.




#3086901 jeremy Clarkson

Posted by JohnM on 11 March 2015 - 09:57 AM

1.  In my view, Top Gear is the modern-day manifestation of Last of the Summer Wine.

2. I think the current series is just more of the same. Warning: There were 295 episodes of LOTSW

3. I think TG has had as much influence on the driving behavior of young drivers as well, lets see now. Grand Theft Auto or Wacky Races

3. Top Gear in its current "Clarkson" format started in 2002, though it did begin way back in 1977

4. In 2002 there were 39,431 people killed or seriously injured on our roads

5. in 2013 there were 23,170 people killed or seriously injured on our road

6. That is a reduction of 41.2%

7. in 2000, there were some 10,000 road users in the 17 - 24 bracket killed or seriously injured on our roads

8. in 2011, there were  some 4,500 road users in the 17 - 24 bracket killed or seriously injured on our roads

9. That is a reduction of 55%

10. Overall, young drivers are disproportionately represented in the overall figures  but not because of top gear

11. Top Gear viewers

- 40% of the audience are female

- Core audience: males 18-35 passionate about cars and driving

- Dads and lads who like cars: males 35-54 and their kids 7-11

12. well-documented reasons why young drivers have accidents

- test is too easy

- exaggerated view of own capabilities and reactions

- inappropriate speed

- too fast too close

- inexperience

- lack of attention

- faulty cars

- driving late at night with mates in cars

- over-confidence

13. Clarkson is on the UKIP side of right wing




#3086355 General Election 2015

Posted by JohnM on 10 March 2015 - 12:07 PM

So John, let me get this right, you're actually arguing that the public should be denied the opportunity of watching their current and prospective leaders debate each other on televsion during an election campaign purely at the whim of whichever of them deems it not to be to their party political advantage to do so?
 
Wow.
 
My argument is that these debates are a key means of engaging millions of people in the campaign, in an era when millions are disengaged from 'traditional' ways of doing things, and ought to be 'locked in', by statute if necessary, to this and all future GE campaigns, thus removing the opportunity for ANY PM or Leader of the Opposition to duck out when they don't fancy it.
 
That means, in 5 years time, if Miliband were PM at that point, he would be required to take part in the TV debates to defend his record in front of the public and quite rightly be able to be challenged on any empty guff he might have promised in the previous ones while Leader of the Opposition.
 
All this ducking and weaving for party political advantage while pretending it's some sort of principled stand quite honestly makes me puke, whichever side is indulging in it.


Your argument is flawed, though. These debates would be A complete waste of time. Its stretching credulity somewhat to expect that you really want to see these debates as " a key means of engaging millions of people in the campaign," 

 

No one will learn anything about anything, other than that the media village is just as bad as the Westminster village . Promoted by those Miliband supporters who just hope that Miliband will somehow triumph over adversity, and looking for a stick ( or index finger) to beat Cameron with.

 

And as for "legislating" for them.  That really is a nonsense!!

 

" in 5 years time, if Miliband were PM at that point, he would be required to take part in the TV debates to defend his record in front of the public and quite rightly be able to be challenged on any empty guff he might have promised in the previous ones while Leader of the Opposition."

 

yes, well, I can see THAT happening. It doesn't take much imagination to visualize him blaming the" bankers" or "the last lot" or the "Bullingdon Club" for anything and everything.




#3086225 Rugby League at the Olympic Stadium London

Posted by JohnM on 10 March 2015 - 06:47 AM

It's all rubbish, all the time,even when it isn't. FACT. Do you see?


#3085741 The sky at night

Posted by JohnM on 09 March 2015 - 11:42 AM

1. Put Google Sky Maps on your smart phone https://www.google.com/sky/

2. Wrap up warm...fingerless gloves, woolly hat, 

3. Join a  club? http://www.astronomy...spx?CountyId=75

4. Load Stellarium on your PC. http://www.stellarium.org/en_GB/

4. When using yourscope, give yourself 30 mins or so for your eyes to accomodate to the darkness




#3085042 6 Mar: Castleford Tigers v Wigan Warriors KO 8pm

Posted by JohnM on 08 March 2015 - 10:12 AM

?.. being totally and utterly wrong is brilliant!  8)


Every day my wife tells me how brilliant I am