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    Climate Change thread

    The ability of global leaders (with notable exceptions) to sign up to Paris demonstrates political will. It all falls short when it comes to substantive changes that will make a more telling difference than spouting platitudes.
  2. If there is a local derby for Leeds, it's with Huddersfield. Man Utd would be considered real rivals largely because of the Yorkshire / Lancashire rivalry, and a historical rivalry that goes back to the days of Revie / Busby. The distance between Leeds and Manchester is around the same as Leeds and Sheffield, but the Rose thing and history trumps any Y orkshire rivalry. It's not that Leeds don't care about Wednesday; it's just that we don't consider you particularly close rivals. It is always good to beat you of course.
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    Climate Change thread

    One of the sad features of modern life is that not only are people in the west getting progressively dumber, but they are proudly embracing that dumbness as a badge of honour. There is plenty of political will to change. However, no action aside from tinkering at the edges will happen because real substantive moves mean a major lifestyle change for populations, and no government wants to push that as it is political suicide.
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    Is football fixed?

    Given the popularity of the world's game, there have been remarkably few real match fixing scandals, particularly in the top leagues. The most famous one involved Sheffield Wednesday of course - when a couple of players were jailed for betting on their team to lose. There was the one in Italy a few years back which led to the demise of Juventus, and I think Marseille got done in the 1990s. But the truth is that it's notoriously difficult to fix football matches in a meaningful way unlike, say, cricket or golf. Pep left out those players because candidly I think he values winning the Premier League more than he does the Champions League.
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    Blades vs Millwall

    We were very poor in that 6-0 drubbing. We have been very poor for nearly two decades. I'm not sure what a five year old game has to do with anything, though. Leeds were in a dark dark place back and the transformation this season has been fantastic to see. I get that you hate Leeds. Fair enough. Most Leeds fans don't care enough about Wednesday to have a strong view either way to be honest.
  6. Why would mods ban me for calling Sheffield Wednesday 'Wendies'? It's a relatively common nickname for the club, outside of Sheffield. Stop being so touchy.
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    Blades vs Millwall

    I'm not sure who this 'you lot' is. I'm a Leeds fan. It just find it weird that you can't bring yourself to even type the letters out. Come on - you have to admit that's a bit weird. Actually, not weird. Just faux childish, like some child petulanty misbehaving for attention. I suspect the real reason Wednesday failed to show up is because they aren't used to playing in a full stadium with noisy fans . It must have been a strange experience for them.
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    The "I am currently reading" thread

    Collected Letters of Philip Larkin Also re-reading Brave New World by Huxley
  9. Most processed pork meat is imported from China.
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    SINGLE OAP PENSION

    Utter nonsense. Contracting out is when you have literally contracted out. Paying into a company or private pension scheme is NOT contracting out.
  11. I suggest you try watching games before analysing them. You didn't play because you weren't allowed to play. With the exception of the first fifteen minutes, the Leeds team out ran, out-passed and out-muscled you all over the park. On the rare occasions you were in possession, Leeds closed down every avenue and you invariably passed your way into trouble. It might have been only 1-0; that was down to Westwood who was the only Wendy to turn up. Different class mate. Totally different class.
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    Blades vs Millwall

    When you hate a club so much you can't bring yourself to even write it out, you have to wonder what obsessive grip that club has over the hater. It really is very weird. And a bit creepy. It must be even weirder knowing that most Leeds fans genuinely have no feelings either way about Wednesday. You were totally outplayed on Saturday night. It was men v boys, and you had your keeper to thank for it not being a rout.
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    Blades vs Millwall

    Not the whole city. Plenty of Leeds fans here. MOT
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    SINGLE OAP PENSION

    The standard single pension is £168.50 a week.
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    Mr Trump - All discussion here

    Weak mate. Very weak. The thing about the far right (and i say this as a conservative) is that time and time again they come over as a little dim. They try for subtlety and giggle amongst themselves that they're so smart. They aren't. Trump is the classic example of that. As are the key protagonists on this forum.
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    Mr Trump - All discussion here

    A refusal to look at information objectively and make considered opinions based on evidence has never been a strong point of the far-right, i suppose. Never mind. Carry on Branny. I suppose this will be dismissed as fake news: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jul/12/pepe-the-frog-daily-stormer-matt-furie https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/3k38nw/read-the-best-parts-of-alex-joness-159-page-deposition-about-pepe-the-frog The bottom line is that ANYONE using it as an avatar knows exactly what they are doing; they might as well simply wear a teeshirt proudly stating they're white nationalists. Silly children.
  17. Do you have some kind of Big Bumper Book of Brexit ****** for every occasion? I imagine you reading posts, and then deciding - "ah yes, page 64. That's the perfect retort!" It's all such boring and tired cliches.
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    LGBT issues and morality

    Folau is a devout Christian, although by the looks of it his christian values don't extend to those he disapproves of. Which doesnt seem very christian to me. Either way, of course he is entitled to free speech. But free speech, like all rights, comes with responsibilities and repercussions. he is employed by a brand - Rugby Australia - and if he falls short of their standards, then they are free to sack him. If I stood outside my office and said similar things, they would be perfectly to fire me too for bringing them into disrepute. So you're both right. It's freedom to be an ignorant bigot, and freedom similarly to be discarded as such.
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    Julian Assange debacle

    US documents released in November mistakenly revealed that there are charges against him pending in the US. He will likely be extradited there. The images of him being arrested this morning are extraordinary. he is virtually bald and has a white beard. He looks about 70. For a moment I thought it was Gary Glitter being arrested again.
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    Julian Assange debacle

    Breaking news: Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder was granted refuge in 2012 while on bail in the UK over sexual assault allegations against him in Sweden. At the time, Assange claimed that if he was extradited to Sweden he might be arrested by the US and face charges relating to WikiLeaks’s publication of hundreds of thousands of US diplomatic cables. In a statement the Met police said: “The MPS had a duty to execute the warrant, on behalf of Westminster magistrates court, and was invited into the embassy by the ambassador, following the Ecuadorian government’s withdrawal of asylum.” The home secretary, Sajid Javid, said: “Nearly seven years after entering the Ecuadorian embassy, I can confirm Julian Assange is now in police custody and rightly facing justice in the UK. I would like to thank Ecuador for its cooperation & @metpoliceuk for its professionalism. No one is above the law.”
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    Mr Trump - All discussion here

    As I said, I suggest you check out Stormfront. I couldn't care less that white supremacists do. And I don't care which cartoons they appropriate to spread their / your word. I was just pointing out that it's good to see K1 Machine is no longer coy about it. He clearly knows what he is doing by using the avatar. It's not like the views of him and you aren't obvious to anyone with an ounce of intelligence.
  22. I don't trust your statistics. We all know they can be massaged. I remember the unemployment figures etc etc/
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    Mr Trump - All discussion here

    Dont be silly. Pepe the frog has been increasingly adopted as a symbol of the alt-right on the internet and on 4Chan. It is nothing to do with NBC. More signficantly, white supremacists groups have orchestrated a campaign to take the symbol - usually as an avatar - from their vile sites to other places around the internet. It seems that K1 Machine is part of that and it's inevitably ended up on SF. Don't take my word for it. Go to white supremacist forums like stormfront and you will see it being openly discussed.
  24. That's an interesting revelation Brooker11, and it explains how you are so familiar with these crimes, most of which go under the radar as they are barely newsworthy. Could it be that you are personally responsible for this shocking crime wave, solely to generate business? The public has a right to know.
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    Blades v Birmingham

    How did that work out for you? Preston were there for the taking. Sure, Bamford had a bad day against Birmingham but he was a class apart against Preston, not just in his finishing but in his overall h old up play also. Form is temporary, class is permanent. Since coming back from injury he has scored 5 in 7 games, and that is including a three match blip in form.
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