In America, atheists are still in the...

In America, atheists are still in the closet

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Since: Feb 11

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#44448 Dec 6, 2012
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Northern Ireland: Part of Britain.
Northern Ireland:

http://www.oileain.ie/images/map_english.gif

PS: still west of England.

Great Britain: An island off the western coast of Europe comprising England, Scotland, and Wales. It is separated from the mainland by the English Channel and from Ireland by the Irish Sea.

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Hmmm... no northern Ireland.

Since: Feb 11

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#44449 Dec 6, 2012
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, you just hit her back first?
Now that's funny.
Don't dish it out if you can't take it, StickyGums.
Anonymous

UK

#44450 Dec 6, 2012
Were not talking about great Britain, he clearly said the united kingdom of great Britain and northern Ireland, so you, barebutt, do not know the difference between Britain and UK

Since: Feb 11

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#44451 Dec 6, 2012
straa wrote:
Were not talking about great Britain, he clearly said the united kingdom
I know exactly what he said, Packy, just as I know exactly what you have said, and exactly what I say and have said.

The difference between you and me, Packy, and me and your NotBot friends is: I am able to QUOTE *exactly* and not have to insist on paraphrase what anyone meant to have said.

Ireland is west of England, yes or no, Packy.
dr fill

Des Plaines, IL

#44452 Dec 6, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't dish it out if you can't take it, StickyGums.
Ok pops,We're gonna need a blood sample,A stool sample and a semen sample.Ah just give us a pair of your used shorts!!! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#44453 Dec 6, 2012
"The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe. The country includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands.

The United Kingdom is a unitary state governed under a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary system, with its seat of government in the capital city of London. It is a country in its own right and consists of four constituent countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. "

~ Wikipedia

Since: Feb 11

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#44454 Dec 6, 2012
Hedonist wrote:
"The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK)
Yes?

So what?

Does the sun still rise in the east?

As I recall, I said that Ireland was west of England.

Do you need to look that up?

Is Northern Ireland part of Ireland?

You better check a map, HOney.

Here's one:

http://geology.com/world/ireland-map.gif

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#44455 Dec 6, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes?
So what?
Does the sun still rise in the east?
As I recall, I said that Ireland was west of England.
Do you need to look that up?
Is Northern Ireland part of Ireland?
You better check a map, HOney.
Here's one:
http://geology.com/world/ireland-map.gif
Silly bastard.

Your original claims were "Britain is an island" and "Northern Ireland is not British".

No-one is arguing, or has argued , that the geographical entity "Ireland" is anywhere other that West of England.

That's a (not very effective) strawman argument of your own devising. And you know it.

Since: Feb 11

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#44456 Dec 6, 2012
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Silly bastard.
Your original claims were "Britain is an island" and "Northern Ireland is not British".
They weren't.

Anything else?

“First it steals your mind..”

Since: Jun 11

..and then it steals your soul

#44457 Dec 7, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Team UK football failed because they were UK footballers. Other sports would have a better team ethos.
<quoted text>
I am inclined to agree - Rugby and cricket, for instance.

Take an example - on a football pitch, the players do not respect the ref. They challenge him on penalty, free kick and yellow card decisions, sometimes pulling in all the players AND coaching staff.

In rugby, 30 much bigger men bash into each other, but when the ref's whistle blows, they immediately stop their crap and accept his decision. Same with cricket - higher quality sportsmen.

BTW, you are doing a fantastic job of tearing India apart!
Thinking

Farnham, UK

#44458 Dec 7, 2012
Same happened to me. bsfoot was crapping on about Concorde. All I said was I got to fly on it free once and he called me a parasite. I don't bother with bsfoot now. It's just another religitard eating cycles.
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, you just hit her back first?
Now that's funny.
Thinking

Farnham, UK

#44459 Dec 7, 2012
I don't follow football but I think that red cards and penalties are too heavy handed. I think the petty nature of the modern game could, over time, be improved by 10 minute sin bins.

Dissent to the ref: sin bin
Bad behaviour: sin bin
Diving: sin bin

I might follow football again if I could look at most of the players without deriding their bad tempered petulance.

Cook's run out was odd, wasn't it? C'est la vie.
Double Fine wrote:
<quoted text>
I am inclined to agree - Rugby and cricket, for instance.
Take an example - on a football pitch, the players do not respect the ref. They challenge him on penalty, free kick and yellow card decisions, sometimes pulling in all the players AND coaching staff.
In rugby, 30 much bigger men bash into each other, but when the ref's whistle blows, they immediately stop their crap and accept his decision. Same with cricket - higher quality sportsmen.
BTW, you are doing a fantastic job of tearing India apart!

“First it steals your mind..”

Since: Jun 11

..and then it steals your soul

#44460 Dec 7, 2012
Thinking wrote:
I don't follow football but I think that red cards and penalties are too heavy handed. I think the petty nature of the modern game could, over time, be improved by 10 minute sin bins.
Dissent to the ref: sin bin
Bad behaviour: sin bin
Diving: sin bin
I might follow football again if I could look at most of the players without deriding their bad tempered petulance.
Great idea. I would take it a bit further: A citing commission, like we have in rugby. Let's say the attacking player takes a dive and gets away with it. I'd like to see him cited and banned for 3 or 4 games.

Also, slap the players with some real fines! I remember some South American star was fined about 10,000 Euros for some kind of misconduct. 10,000 Euros??? For a guy that earns 100,000 Euros a WEEK? That is like fining me the price of a bag of crisps.
Thinking wrote:
Cook's run out was odd, wasn't it? C'est la vie.
Didn't watch it. Work cuts into my cricket watching time.

“First it steals your mind..”

Since: Jun 11

..and then it steals your soul

#44461 Dec 7, 2012
Thinking wrote:
I don't follow football but I think that red cards and penalties are too heavy handed. I think the petty nature of the modern game could, over time, be improved by 10 minute sin bins.
Dissent to the ref: sin bin
Bad behaviour: sin bin
Diving: sin bin
I might follow football again if I could look at most of the players without deriding their bad tempered petulance.
Cook's run out was odd, wasn't it? C'est la vie.
<quoted text>
509/6 After day 3.

A near 200 run lead, with 4 wickets remaining. Prior is a decent batsman and Swannie can stack up a few quick runs. Batting normally, you can have another 100 runs in the first session tomorrow; that will mean a near 300 run lead, with 5 sessions to go... This game is in the bag, methinks.
Thinking

Farnham, UK

#44462 Dec 7, 2012
Apparently there was a 4 day game recently at this ground where only 15 wickets fell, but it's starting to do a bit more now. Our bowlers should have enough time and they've been well rested.

Ideally another 100 runs whilst scuffing up the wicket would be great, but I don't mind if we crash and burn for just another 50 runs if our bowlers are up for it.
Double Fine wrote:
<quoted text>
509/6 After day 3.
A near 200 run lead, with 4 wickets remaining. Prior is a decent batsman and Swannie can stack up a few quick runs. Batting normally, you can have another 100 runs in the first session tomorrow; that will mean a near 300 run lead, with 5 sessions to go... This game is in the bag, methinks.

“First it steals your mind..”

Since: Jun 11

..and then it steals your soul

#44463 Dec 7, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Apparently there was a 4 day game recently at this ground where only 15 wickets fell, but it's starting to do a bit more now. Our bowlers should have enough time and they've been well rested.
Ideally another 100 runs whilst scuffing up the wicket would be great, but I don't mind if we crash and burn for just another 50 runs if our bowlers are up for it.
<quoted text>
Well, I like aggressive declarations, so I would say give them 5 innings to bat through.

Had I been captain, I'd tell the batsmen to get their eye in tomorrow and have a go - get that run rate up and stack up as much before the interval. You got India on the ropes here
Thinking

Farnham, UK

#44464 Dec 7, 2012
I don't think we'll be hanging around.
England last won a series in India in 1985, I'm starting to feel optimistic.
Double Fine wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, I like aggressive declarations, so I would say give them 5 innings to bat through.
Had I been captain, I'd tell the batsmen to get their eye in tomorrow and have a go - get that run rate up and stack up as much before the interval. You got India on the ropes here

“First it steals your mind..”

Since: Jun 11

..and then it steals your soul

#44465 Dec 7, 2012
Thinking wrote:
I don't think we'll be hanging around.
England last won a series in India in 1985, I'm starting to feel optimistic.
<quoted text>
Your position is certainly very strong. It would take an inhuman effort (or weather) to allow India to force the draw.

We got the Kiwi's next month, however, I am pissed at they way they arranged the tour.

Usually, first test takes place on 16-20 December. Second test, 26-30 December (usually at the Wanderers) and the New Year's Test, held at the majestic Newlands-venue. This is the way it has been for a great many years. The second test is the best bit of television I get to watch all year - After Christmas, one is fed up with the year, with family and everthing associated with holidays. That translates to 5 days of complete and utter inactivity in front of the TV. I get to be as lazy as I want (which is, pretty lazy).
I get to lie on the couch and only get up for eating or taking a leak.

Now, those rat bastards have taken it away from me! Instead, there is one T20 to be played on the 26th!

I feel like killing someone.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#44466 Dec 7, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Apparently there was a 4 day game recently at this ground where only 15 wickets fell, but it's starting to do a bit more now. Our bowlers should have enough time and they've been well rested.
Ideally another 100 runs whilst scuffing up the wicket would be great, but I don't mind if we crash and burn for just another 50 runs if our bowlers are up for it.
<quoted text>
Please speak English!!!

Can somebody translate this? Damn foreigners.
Thinking

Farnham, UK

#44467 Dec 7, 2012
I think you'll stuff NZ in all formats, especially with their captain issues. Much like England had when SA were in town. I think you must be performing some strong voodoo prior to each series.
Double Fine wrote:
<quoted text>
Your position is certainly very strong. It would take an inhuman effort (or weather) to allow India to force the draw.
We got the Kiwi's next month, however, I am pissed at they way they arranged the tour.
Usually, first test takes place on 16-20 December. Second test, 26-30 December (usually at the Wanderers) and the New Year's Test, held at the majestic Newlands-venue. This is the way it has been for a great many years. The second test is the best bit of television I get to watch all year - After Christmas, one is fed up with the year, with family and everthing associated with holidays. That translates to 5 days of complete and utter inactivity in front of the TV. I get to be as lazy as I want (which is, pretty lazy).
I get to lie on the couch and only get up for eating or taking a leak.
Now, those rat bastards have taken it away from me! Instead, there is one T20 to be played on the 26th!
I feel like killing someone.

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