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#3130459 Will World Rugby be shamed during their world cup?

Posted by Shadow on Yesterday, 07:14 PM

But the chances of a negative story impacting the RUWC (in the UK media, at least) would be very very slim.

 

Even less likely than a positive RL story, if that's actually possible.

Yes, there were no negative stories in the media at the last World Cup, apart from the England Captain's alleged tryst with a mystery Blonde (that turned out to be nothing of the sort) Manu Tuilagi being fined for the wrong gumshield, Manu Tuilagi jumping off the Auckland Harbour Ferry, Dwarf Throwing and the Bunny Ears Scandal when they went to see Cameron.




#3129584 Obituary Corner

Posted by Shadow on 26 May 2015 - 01:45 PM

not me? :sclerosis:

Have you been obsessing over that for three years?


#3128567 Burgess Watch......

Posted by Shadow on 24 May 2015 - 09:01 PM

He's played against both the Kiwis and Kangaroos.

Talented though both sets of players are, Neither arerenowned for their rucking or scrummaging


#3127867 The Human Rights Act

Posted by Shadow on 23 May 2015 - 05:14 PM

You clearly haven't read the article Gingerjon linked to or you'd see the case you're banging on about has nothing to do with the HRA and everything to do with a really bad job by the prosecutors. He was charged with not having insurance and leaving the scene of an accident ffs, not killing someone. Consequently he could not be deported as he only had a relatively minor traffic conviction. If he'd been charged with death by dangerous driving then he would have been out of here years ago and rightly so. As it is we do not have a system that allows families to be broken up because of a driving conviction. That's where your outrage should be directed, getting people charged with the offences they've committed and maybe at the politicians that are stirring up outrage by misleading us all by blaming their own failings and those of their appointees on something other than their own slap dash work.




#3127145 The Human Rights Act

Posted by Shadow on 22 May 2015 - 04:03 PM

You clearly get more upset about me not reporting everything in a courtroom style than the actual effects of his actions.
What you are not understanding is that people get upset about, is things like *why* he wasn't charged with dangerous driving in the first place? Technicalities perhaps? Maybe it's the thicko publics fault for not knowing every legal loophole.

Why was he here for 7 years anyway? What on earth takes 7 years to sort out?

And if we are arguing that innocent children can affect sentencing, then again, why is anyone in prison? Most of those will have children/dependants....is he special and nobody else's children are affected?

Before this thread descended into a "who can be the most outraged" contest it was supposed to be about the Human Rights Act.

8 people have voted in the poll to scrap it. The case you referred to was used by you and others as an example of why the act should be either overhauled or replaced. A cursory examination of the facts of the case, rather than a hysterical tabloid account, revealed that it has nothing to do with the Human Rights Act and everything to do with a shoddy piece of work by the prosecutors. To then use that as a justification to scrap or amend the HRA seems to me to be bizarre.




#3126854 The Human Rights Act

Posted by Shadow on 22 May 2015 - 08:51 AM

Great post and shows how wrong the present system is.

Yes
Isolated incidents and tabloid hearsay evidence are a perfect basis for a judicial process


#3126796 Religion/Politics

Posted by Shadow on 22 May 2015 - 05:24 AM

I'm just surprised how it got to the stage it did, I mean it's not as if where they come from has a history of entrenched bigotry with many instances of offence being caused and taken willfully by the most pointless and / or needlessly provocative acts 




#3125933 The Human Rights Act

Posted by Shadow on 20 May 2015 - 05:22 PM

Glad to see your so happy with it.

I am happy that I live in a country where everyone's rights are protected by law. Why wouldn't I be?


#3123895 WHEN TWO CODES COLLIDE

Posted by Shadow on 17 May 2015 - 01:57 PM

Everybody should support it, as it it is high time both codes went back as one, so the best of the best play one game not two and we get to see the best rugby league/union on the planet. Bring on the game of Rugby United I say.

You wouldn't end up with one game, you'd get 3. Union, League and whatever horrible amalgamation of the two comes to fruition.




#3122561 UKIPpery

Posted by Shadow on 14 May 2015 - 09:14 PM

I read the daily mail story.
I feel unclean.
The comments are laughable, half of them expressing faux outrage after wilfully misinterpreting Mark Easton's comments, the other half saying "Mandela was a terrorist"


#3122466 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by Shadow on 14 May 2015 - 04:31 PM

Please feel free to read the Conservative party document on this topic.  I've posted the link several times and I am sure that those interested in the facts will have read it from cover to cover already.


I'm waiting for saints lass to read it and come back to tell us all the other things that are in it that there are no plans to do


#3122120 Christian Ronaldo

Posted by Shadow on 13 May 2015 - 04:22 PM

Whilst Mr Ronaldo's donations are no doubt to be applauded, I'm surprised that he and his colleagues seem to neglect making donations for medical research into the various 'balance disorders' that seem to be so prevalent in soccer.


I too applaud Charlie Ronaldo's magnificent gesture but wonder whether some funds could be made available for research into the affliction to M Arsene Wenger's eyesight


#3121772 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by Shadow on 12 May 2015 - 05:16 PM


The large multinational company I work for opened their third Scottish office last year in Forres attracted by demand for our services north of the border. 

KFC? Manufacturer of deep fat fryers? :ph34r:




#3121258 Burgess Watch......

Posted by Shadow on 11 May 2015 - 04:52 PM

Not many - they were using the wrong clubs.

I'd never join a club that would have me as a member




#3120954 Burgess Watch......

Posted by Shadow on 11 May 2015 - 05:19 AM

I can state, without fear of contradiction, that when Sam was playing for the Rabbitohs, they never lost possession from a line-out ever. Not one single time.

Yes but how many runs did they score?