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“Poppies. Tower of London”

Since: Jun 06

Coventry, UK

#29678 Sep 2, 2013
Today would have been BILL SHANKLY'S 100th Birthday.

He was a former manager of Liverpool Football Club and there is a statue of him outside the ground at
Anfield with the words 'he made people happy'.

Here are some of his quotes..

----------

"For a player to be good enough to play for Liverpool, he must be prepared
to run through a brick wall for me then come out fighting on the other side."

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On one of Liverpools European trips, he was filling in the hotel registration form
where he wrote Football for occupation and Anfield for the address.

"Sir, said the receptionist, you need to fill in where you live.
"Lady", he replied, "in Liverpool there is only one address that matters and that is where I live."

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"Of course I didn't take my wife to see Rochdale as an anniversary present.
It was her birthday. Would I have got married in the football season? Anyway,
it was Rochdale reserves."

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"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very
disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more
important than that."

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"If a player is not interfering with play or seeking to gain
an advantage, then he should be."

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"If Everton were playing at the bottom of the garden, I'd pull the curtains."

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To Tommy Smith, who tried to explain that his bandaged knee was injured:

"Take that bandage off. And what do you mean
about YOUR knee? It's Liverpool's knee!"

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To the journalist suggesting Liverpool were in difficulties:

"Ay, here we are with problems at the top of the league."

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To a translator, when being surrounded by gesticulating Italian journalists:

"Just tell them I completely disagree with
eveything they say"

++++++++++

"Although I am a Scot...I would be proud to all myself a Scouser"

++++++++++

If you are looking down Mr. Shankly, you would have loved last night's match. Liverpool beat Manchester United 1-0.
Deservedly so...and that's from a Man U fan!

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#29679 Sep 2, 2013
Krypteia wrote:
<quoted text>Killing about eight thousand Kurds with gas seems like a weapon of mass destruction to me Franko,probably now know where it's ended up."Syria".
I personally don't want to see any more British or American servicemen dying for some Islamic craphole.
Couldn't agree more Krypteia ! The US has been in Iraq more than 10 years (conventional wisdom said we'd be out in 6 months .... right!), the USA is still in Afghanistan - also more than 10 years, and I thought N Korea was a bigger international threat, or threat to US security than Syria.

There's lots of places throughout the world to invade for 'humanitarian' reasons. How thin should the US military be spread?

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#29680 Sep 2, 2013
SLACK wrote:
<quoted text>good god man
do you know who hamas and hezbollah are?
start here
http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2013/08/28...
Your last response should have been with this article, not to tell me to look at a map.

I stand by my original response .. a map does not tell me the history, the politics, the economics, the military strategizing, nore does ti tell me which neighbours are allies and which are enemies. It does not show me tribal conflicts which can span several modern borders and go back over 2000 years. A map solely tells me geographical proximity.

now, this article is useful ... did you note that although Iran is an ally of Syria, the article notes that Iran spoke out against the use of chemical weapons??? The president of Iran tweeted "Iran gives notice to international community to use all its might to prevent use of chemical weapons anywhere in the world, esp. in #Syria"

SO ... a map does not tell me this, does it??

Your article does not give much background on either Jordan or Lebanon's position, yet those are the two you originally mentioned.

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#29681 Sep 2, 2013
Krypteia wrote:
<quoted text>you can thank the gutless scum that have infested Westminster since Maggie for the decline in our way of life and I blame mainly that treacherous Labour Party.
We have always had a good relationship with the USA but I don't feel ashamed about Syria,if you went in and helped the rebels do you think they will thank you for it,there are just as many nutters in them..
My son is still on the reserve and if he gets called up because some coward in Westminster that's never served his country properly sends him there and anything happened to him,I swear El I will do life in prison because no politician would be safe..
You can't help Muslims they are never happy..
Look how Bin Ladin thanked us ? And it's highly unlikely that only Americans were among the 3000+ killed on Sept 11 when the planes hit.

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#29682 Sep 2, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>I think if you asked a number of offbeaters to vote we'd all agree that you are an excellent poet.
Poet Laureate!!

“Denny Crain”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#29683 Sep 2, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Couldn't agree more Krypteia ! The US has been in Iraq more than 10 years (conventional wisdom said we'd be out in 6 months .... right!), the USA is still in Afghanistan - also more than 10 years, and I thought N Korea was a bigger international threat, or threat to US security than Syria.
There's lots of places throughout the world to invade for 'humanitarian' reasons. How thin should the US military be spread?
Nation building sucks bad canal water :)

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#29684 Sep 2, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>Your last response should have been with this article, not to tell me to look at a map.

I stand by my original response .. a map does not tell me the history, the politics, the economics, the military strategizing, nore does ti tell me which neighbours are allies and which are enemies. It does not show me tribal conflicts which can span several modern borders and go back over 2000 years. A map solely tells me geographical proximity.

now, this article is useful ... did you note that although Iran is an ally of Syria, the article notes that Iran spoke out against the use of chemical weapons??? The president of Iran tweeted "Iran gives notice to international community to use all its might to prevent use of chemical weapons anywhere in the world, esp. in #Syria"

SO ... a map does not tell me this, does it??

Your article does not give much background on either Jordan or Lebanon's position, yet those are the two you originally mentioned.
....besides throughout history maps & boundaries have been in flux constantly. Where's Tony when we need him?!

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#29685 Sep 2, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
Evening Krypt...I take it you don't have much regard for the
Green Party then? lol It's a dead loss though when the taxpayer
has to pick up the bill for other people's life choices I agree.
Glad peace is restored anyway.
Was watching Gareth Bale's welcome at Madrad earlier, felt quite
proud don't know why, it shown some of his past goals and no doubt how brilliant a player he is, something that a Welsh boy is the
most expensive football player in the world. Huge loss for your team but I hope he does well at Madrid anyway.
Can you believe how unlucky Rooney has been lately?!
the problem with groups and parties that are highly focussed on certain issues, is they they lose sight of the other issues the are affected, they have tunnel vision rather than being able to see the big picture.

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#29686 Sep 2, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
Today would have been BILL SHANKLY'S 100th Birthday.
He was a former manager of Liverpool Football Club and there is a statue of him outside the ground at
Anfield with the words 'he made people happy'.
Here are some of his quotes..
----------
"For a player to be good enough to play for Liverpool, he must be prepared
to run through a brick wall for me then come out fighting on the other side."
----------
On one of Liverpools European trips, he was filling in the hotel registration form
where he wrote Football for occupation and Anfield for the address.
"Sir, said the receptionist, you need to fill in where you live.
"Lady", he replied, "in Liverpool there is only one address that matters and that is where I live."
----------
"Of course I didn't take my wife to see Rochdale as an anniversary present.
It was her birthday. Would I have got married in the football season? Anyway,
it was Rochdale reserves."
----------
"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very
disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more
important than that."
----------
"If a player is not interfering with play or seeking to gain
an advantage, then he should be."
----------
"If Everton were playing at the bottom of the garden, I'd pull the curtains."
----------
To Tommy Smith, who tried to explain that his bandaged knee was injured:
"Take that bandage off. And what do you mean
about YOUR knee? It's Liverpool's knee!"
----------
To the journalist suggesting Liverpool were in difficulties:
"Ay, here we are with problems at the top of the league."
----------
To a translator, when being surrounded by gesticulating Italian journalists:
"Just tell them I completely disagree with
eveything they say"
++++++++++
"Although I am a Scot...I would be proud to all myself a Scouser"
++++++++++
If you are looking down Mr. Shankly, you would have loved last night's match. Liverpool beat Manchester United 1-0.
Deservedly so...and that's from a Man U fan!
he was quite a character eh??? Hillarious.

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#29687 Sep 2, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Poet Laureate!!
hey Quinn ... nice to see you ....

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#29688 Sep 2, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
....besides throughout history maps & boundaries have been in flux constantly. Where's Tony when we need him?!
very true .. Israel did not exist less than 80 years ago ...

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#29689 Sep 2, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>hey Quinn ... nice to see you ....
Backatcha Franko! Hope all's well this breezy U S Labor Day .... the unofficial end of summer here.

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#29690 Sep 2, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>very true .. Israel did not exist less than 80 years ago ...
If memory serves, I think it may have been oh, say, Palestine??

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#29691 Sep 2, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>very true .. Israel did not exist less than 80 years ago ...
Did anyone consult the Palestinians before turning the land over to the Israelis?

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#29694 Sep 2, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>Nation building sucks bad canal water :)
Not our responsibility....shouldn't try to change the world and can't

why not let's get our own ducks in a row

Thought there was something called a budget crisis and sequestration in the US

How long in Syria & how much will it cost?

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#29696 Sep 2, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Did anyone consult the Palestinians before turning the land over to the Israelis?
hence the dispute ....
SLACK

Ludington, MI

#29697 Sep 2, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>Your last response should have been with this article, not to tell me to look at a map.
I stand by my original response .. a map does not tell me the history, the politics, the economics, the military strategizing, nore does ti tell me which neighbours are allies and which are enemies. It does not show me tribal conflicts which can span several modern borders and go back over 2000 years. A map solely tells me geographical proximity.
now, this article is useful ... did you note that although Iran is an ally of Syria, the article notes that Iran spoke out against the use of chemical weapons??? The president of Iran tweeted "Iran gives notice to international community to use all its might to prevent use of chemical weapons anywhere in the world, esp. in #Syria"
SO ... a map does not tell me this, does it??
Your article does not give much background on either Jordan or Lebanon's position, yet those are the two you originally mentioned.
dude you dont know who hezbollah and hamas are, I wouldn't know where to start

did you wonder why I didn't include Saudi Arabia in the countries we would have to occupy?
SLACK

Ludington, MI

#29698 Sep 2, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Did anyone consult the Palestinians before turning the land over to the Israelis?
I'll ask them.

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#29699 Sep 2, 2013
SLACK wrote:
<quoted text>dude you dont know who hezbollah and hamas are, I wouldn't know where to start
did you wonder why I didn't include Saudi Arabia in the countries we would have to occupy?
YOu're missing my point .. it is not whether I know who they are ... it's the fact that a MAP does not tell me the relevant information ....

ANd I am not disputing the facts as outlined in the article nor do I even deny that you understand what is going on as well as if not better than me ...

My only point was this ... the next time you want to make a point use a comment that does give the relevant info ...

“....VETS”

Level 9

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#29700 Sep 3, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
Evening Sir Tally...wondering..is it today that they hold the parades?
yes it yes . union worker and some non-union parade good for them gives them a sense of pride/accomplishment/a day in the sun

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