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#3015561 Canadian team apply to join Championship 1 (merged threads)

Posted by gingerjon on 17 October 2014 - 01:31 PM

Swinton isn't quite Manchester and there is no way that a Canadian is going to know that it is near Manchester anyway. Gateshead isn't Newcastle and again a Canadian is unlikely to have heard of it. I'm not sure that Coventry is really seen as a big deal over there either.


I'm sure the only reason the NFL is successful is because the world knows the exact locations of Green Bay, Jacksonville and Buffalo.

#3015387 Lord Freud

Posted by gingerjon on 17 October 2014 - 08:19 AM

More corporate welfare, just what's needed. <_<


It'll ensure more disabled people are in work.  How can you be against it?


Oh wait, because it's based on no data whatsoever that employers are refusing to employ disabled people and is also based on the assumption that disabled people's work should be paid less but because we're a caring society we'll give them a nice little top up so they can just about get to the minimum wage.  They better be grateful.  Perhaps they could do that little pose with their hands out.


There's no money for this top-up of course and it won't be guaranteed but it's vital we do all we can to be 'fit for business'.  In this case it means making sure some of our poorest people are paid significantly less than a living rate so that boardroom profits aren't dented.

#3015042 UKIPpery

Posted by gingerjon on 16 October 2014 - 02:53 PM



Those who have power certainly don't like to let go of it.




Hence, Ukip.

#3014862 UKIPpery

Posted by gingerjon on 16 October 2014 - 10:16 AM

A long read from the LRB: "Farageland"

#3013536 Ben Flower Sending Off / Reaction / Apology (merged threads)

Posted by gingerjon on 14 October 2014 - 06:10 AM

 rely on the judgement of the Wigan haters of this forum.


Whatever point you were making you just lost.

#3012955 Ben Flower Sending Off / Reaction / Apology (merged threads)

Posted by gingerjon on 13 October 2014 - 11:39 AM

Or just don't bother making out it is of consequence at all. How do these people cope when Boxing is shown. A sport where punching another man in the face is the actual goal of the confrontation. They must be positively apoplectic on behalf of their kids


Oddly, when people box in boxing there is less outrage.


Although if someone in the boxing ring attempted to force a goal-line drop out that video might also go viral.

#3010998 By-election round up

Posted by gingerjon on 10 October 2014 - 09:49 AM

Whinge all you like, but a large proportion of the public are voting UKIP and will do so again in May 2015.


The largest proportion are not voting at all.  


But ... if you're going by percentages Labour's vote in Heywood & Middleton went up, if you're going by numbers Ukip polled less in second place there than the Tories did in 2010.


Go to Clacton where the natives are dancing for joy that they've swapped Douglas Carswell MP for Douglas Carswell MP and you'll find that half the eligible population were so convinced that change was necessary that they got on with their day and didn't vote.


Most people seem to be being turned off by the whole show at the minute.  And that includes those with purple rosettes.

#3010953 By-election round up

Posted by gingerjon on 10 October 2014 - 08:54 AM

The old dears Bearman refers to should also know that if certain factions within UKIP have their way there will be no NHS:




No need to quote Nuttall.  Farage has said repeatedly, and again this week, that businesses should come in to run the NHS.  Because profit driven markets will mean that everyone will get the best healthcare.  He got this fag packet out and proved it.

#3010752 RFL confirm points structure for 2015

Posted by gingerjon on 09 October 2014 - 07:27 PM

Pleased to see it gone.

#3010138 High Jinks at LSE

Posted by gingerjon on 08 October 2014 - 09:20 PM

The end of year 'do' at the Polytechnic was a 3 legged pub crawl around about a dozen pubs


That's rag week, you pleb.

#3009597 BBC 'God only knows'

Posted by gingerjon on 08 October 2014 - 09:00 AM

I'm guessing Lorde is not the Finnish Eurovision Monster rockers?


Nor even a sad clown singing a Lorde song ...


#3005763 Cougars begin legal action; propose expanded Championship (merged threads)

Posted by gingerjon on 01 October 2014 - 02:44 PM

“Some fans have written to the sponsors of the game alerting them to this issue"




Yes.  To save rugby league it will be necessary to destroy rugby league.

#3005624 NRL Grand Final - Terrestial TV highlights

Posted by gingerjon on 01 October 2014 - 11:58 AM

On S4C: http://www.s4c.co.uk...2.shtml?id=2150



#3004432 Is Smoking a Crime?

Posted by gingerjon on 29 September 2014 - 12:43 PM

A friend of mine reckons it previously cost him £6 per day to smoke cigarettes and now less than that per week to smoke a rechargable e-cigarette.


Suddenly, the government-friendly press  is printing scare stories about e-cigarettes. The NHS wants the public to be healthy but not so healthy that we don't cough up a fortune in tax to fund it.


I have never taken a puff of any kind of a cigarette.


Taking politics out of it, the issue with e-cigarettes is that no one actually knows if they are safe or not.  And much of the evidence about them is in the hands of the same companies who for years said there was nowt wrong with regular fags.


Smokers cost the country far more than they give back in tax by the way.  Not least because they have an annoying habit of having long, drawn-out, premature, resource-stealing deaths.

#3003191 And the Cricket County Champions are?

Posted by gingerjon on 26 September 2014 - 05:40 PM

Lancashire relegated.


I'll say that again cos it's my favourite line.


Lancashire relegated.