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Griff9of13

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#3128605 Blackpool Summer Bash (merged threads)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 24 May 2015 - 09:53 PM

Two teams with little interest in playing rugby, more intent on trying to prove how hard they are and somehow the ref gets the blame.  :no2:




#3128487 Blackpool Summer Bash (merged threads)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 24 May 2015 - 06:43 PM

What happened?

 

Taking the term "summer bash" a little too literally. 




#3126890 Where are you from, who do you support?

Posted by Griff9of13 on 22 May 2015 - 09:41 AM

Formby, Merseyside

 

Wigan

 

Pilkingtons Recreation 




#3125626 Religion/Politics

Posted by Griff9of13 on 20 May 2015 - 09:22 AM

The ridiculous thing is gay marriage is illegal in Northern Ireland so it's alright for the law to be against them just not for bakers to be

 

I thought there was something not quite right about this; it looks to me as though those asking for the cake were being deliberately provocative, knowing the reaction they were going to get. That said I'm quite happy about the result; religion should not give you an excuse to flout the law.

 

If I was the judge I would have asked them to give me proof acceptable in a court of law that:

 

a. god exists and

b. if he/she/it does exist, proof that he/she/it disapproves of gay people and of them marrying one another. 

 

Only then would I accept their grounds to discriminate. :D




#3125362 The Human Rights Act

Posted by Griff9of13 on 19 May 2015 - 05:12 PM

  • Fewer than 1% of cases lodged against the UK between 2012 and 2014 resulted in a finding against the government
  • The vast majority of applications to the European Court of Human Rights against the UK never make it as far as an actual judgment

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From Full Fact

 

So is it really worth eroding human rights protection for ALL OF US for a very small number of cases that go in favour of a few of the less deserving?


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#3125036 Labour leadership contest

Posted by Griff9of13 on 19 May 2015 - 07:55 AM

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#3124655 Obituary Corner

Posted by Griff9of13 on 18 May 2015 - 12:02 PM

Not so much an obituary, but an in memorandum: Ian Curtis 15th July 1956 - 18th May 1980

 

I can still remember the day I found out and the front cover of the NME the following Thursday carrying his image and those words. Can't believe it's 35 years. :(




#3123063 Wigan v Hull KR RL Cup Round 6 K.O. 8pm (Sky TV)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 15 May 2015 - 08:41 PM

Farrell should be binned for gobbing off. Refs shouldnt have to walk away and turn the otger cheek.


I totally agree. And I'm a Wigan supporter.


#3122972 Labour leadership contest

Posted by Griff9of13 on 15 May 2015 - 06:03 PM

that is just not true, and you know it. You have just trashed the 1,700,000 people who work in and for the NHS.

Time to stop spreading misinformation in the hope that at some point someone will belive your distorted view.


I agree, they're not going to trash the NHS, not when they can sell the most profitable bits off to those within the tory party with vested interests in the health industry, of which there are plenty. Could just be coincidence of course. :rolleyes:




#3122652 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by Griff9of13 on 15 May 2015 - 08:28 AM

its funny thaat when Labour proposed this sort of thing in the immediate wake of 7/7 the neo-liberal righties collectively threw up their arms in horror at the attack on civil liberties, using phrases such as "Stazi state" and "big brother". But now it's a Tory government, going even further, not a peep. Some people are more partisan than principled by the looks of it. 




#3122357 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by Griff9of13 on 14 May 2015 - 11:19 AM

What type of society do the Tory government want us to live in?  One where you can be "profiled" legally based on the colour of your skin?  Will Cameron make it acceptable policy for police to target black men driving nice cars?  What about asian men with beards in public?  Dusky skinned chaps with backpacks on the tube become fair game and "one of those things"?  What about having to register with the police if you're a muslim?  I know, let's get muslims to wear little crescent moon and star symbols so we can differentiate them from those we "tolerate" such as hindus and sikhs!

 

Of course our strong, robust human rights laws would stop them doing that. Oh, hang on... :unsure:




#3121615 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by Griff9of13 on 12 May 2015 - 11:44 AM

Labour's defeat encourages thousands to join the party Over 21,000 join in the few days following the election. I have to say, I'm one of them.




#3119709 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by Griff9of13 on 09 May 2015 - 10:37 AM

Triumph of the Unthinking, Paul Krugman, NYT




#3119708 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by Griff9of13 on 09 May 2015 - 10:36 AM

Have you read the Bill of Rights proposal? No? What a surprise.

 

How DARE the elected majority  govt do what they said that would do and are mandated to do, That's the problem with democracy. It doesn't always give the answers you want.

 

I don't recall you being that accepting of the Labour governments policies when they were in power. :rolleyes: 




#3119293 8 May: Wigan Warriors v Castleford Tigers KO 8pm

Posted by Griff9of13 on 08 May 2015 - 03:01 PM

It's absolutely persisting down this afternoon here in the north west. Could work against both teams attacking flair.