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  1. Dunedan

    SPOTY and Soccer

    Can you imagine the uproar there would be if the comments on here about the football team were directed against the national rugby league team for losing to Australia/New Zealand in the semi final of a World Cup?
  2. I tell you what, that's a joke.
  3. Dunedan

    Suicide/Mental Issues

    It is getting better. But when you are going through it, it is really, really hard. And that is a symptom of the condition. Going to Andy's Man Club, for example, is a great way to get stuff off your chest. But just stepping through that door is so, so hard the first time. It took them 3 hours of constant emails to convince me to go the first time. And even then I almost turned around when I got there. Similar with The Samaritans. Pretty much everyone knows they are there, but until you actually need them you don't realise how hard it is contact them. That was the lowest point in my life and I felt like a total failure. I was lucky in that my condition was spotted and dealt with relatively early. As a result I was able to get the help I needed (and still need). Unfortunately that is not always the case. That's because taking that first step is so very, very hard. And when you are going through it you just don't think it, or you, are worth it.
  4. Dunedan


    Probably not what you want to hear, but that seems like a disproportionate response to charitably giving money to the girls teams at an amateur sports club...
  5. Haven't won in St. Helens for years and not expecting much in this dead rubber. Just hope we get through it with no injuries.
  6. Before the Qualifiers started, I had this as one of 2 wins for Widnes (the other was London at home). I still think Widnes will win, but I think it will be close and I wouldn't be at all surprised if Halifax sneak it.
  7. Not a classic by any means, but a professional performance against a team that didn't seem that bothered. And why would they be. 2 points in the bag, on to Hull
  8. 18-0 at the half. Catalans getting a lot of pressure but not turning it into points. Also, if this game had been on Sky Trueman's try wouldn't have stood. Blatant obstruction in the build up. Take 'em when you get 'em I guess
  9. Disagreeing with Jewish people is not antisemitic and anyone who says it is is being disingenuous in order to stop debate. The goalposts do not move at all. Antisemitism is very clearly defined.
  10. These aren't just things I have heard. These are things that were widely reported in the media, the reports of which are freely available. What more evidence do you require?
  11. Right, I'm out. If you are just going to post rubbish and ad hominem attacks, I have better things to do. Disagreeing with a Jewish person is not antisemitic, as well you know.
  12. No, but if they sandwich has an orange tail it might do. If somebody was a member of group supporting the English Defence League, for example, there are certain assumptions that you can make about that person. It is the same with the group Corbyn was a member of. Ad hominem take two.
  13. The difference is I have done nothing that would support that view. I have given numerous examples where Corbyn has acted in ways that are antisemitic. Defending an antisemitic mural. Being a member of antisemitic groups on Facebook... Happy to agree to disagree. But I struggle to see what evidence you would accept - everything I have said has been well documented. No. My opening paragraph says that AT BEST he is guilty of poor judgement. That is giving it the absolute best spin on it. Combine all the instances together and one is forced to conclude that there is pattern that is more sinister. Defence of an antisemitic artist/mural. Membership of antisemitic groups on social media. Platform sharing with antisemites. Refusal to speak out against an antisemite, at a party event, during a row about antisemitism. Each, on their own, is forgivable. They add up to much worse. I have repeatedly shown Corbyn's antisemitism. Each time it has been hand waved away, with further demands for evidence. This is typical of situation,
  14. It is brought up now because his party is embroiled in an antisemitic row and he has a history of, at best, poor judgement when it comes to antisemitism. That would explain why I am friends with them. It wouldn't explain why I am part of that group. I will spell this out for you: IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF A RACIST GROUP ON FACEBOOK IT IS REASONABLE TO ASSUME YOU ARE RACIST. I did not. I talked about Baddiel and his experiences in relation to one part of the conversation. I then spoke about Corbyn in a separate section, replying to other people and quotes. Evidence has been repeatedly provided. You are just refusing to acknowledge it.
  15. OK folks, strap in... Consistent with a simplistic view of the British establishment that is consistent with antisemitic tropes. I have provided, several times, such evidence. I'm not saying you should take my word for it. It is all well documented. You asked for evidence of something that was never asserted in the first place. Actually, the first result I got was from the Guardian (on both my personal computer and one at work). The first JC result was the last one on the first page. But regardless of all that, just look at the mural. One the Corbyn defended.It is full of antisemitic tropes. Corbyn has since agreed it is antisemitic. Yet he originally defended it. I'm struggling to see how this is relevant. Saying that people should avoid social media if they don't want abuse is inherently dangerous. We should be tackling the abuse. I too have family in America. They are Flat Earthers. I find this stance to be baffling. I still talk to them because they are family. Doing so does not mean that I believe in their nonsense. If, on the other hand, I were go onto a Flat Earth group, like that group and become a member of that group, it might be reasonable to assume that I share those beliefs, would you not agree? Actually, I used Baddiel as an example of antisemitism suffered by people on Twitter, in response to someone who was questioning whether it is an issue. I never once made any link between Baddiel or Corbyn, not did I suggest that there is one. Although, a cursory look at the timelines of the people who abuse Baddiel does show a certain trend... I currently have no particular political affiliation. That's hardly relevant. And this second sentence makes no sense. Your fallacy is ad hominem!