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    NFL Thread

    Who else is an NFL fan in here? I'm a big Redskins fan - currently 6-3 atop the NFC East. Have to say, we're probably the worst team to be leading a division but all I know is misery and mediocrity in my Redskins fandom so I'm happily enjoying the whole winning games novelty, even if we are winning ugly every week. Anyone see past Saints/Rams for Superbowl?
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    Rain Forest

    Its 2000 football pitches per day - an area the size of the UK every year.
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    The Brexit Thread

    Nobody else in the thread has used a picture of their pretend instagram girlfriend to try (and fail at a nuclear scale) to make a point about how smart and truthful they are. Whoever wins the election, you will still be the loser Swindo.
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    Rain Forest

    Chuck him in the ****ing fire and be done with it. He's an utter ****.
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    The Brexit Thread

    For the record, I'm not 100% sure I agree with the policy to be honest, but just to play devil's advocate... My school now sets homework entirely online. The students who do not have computer access at home (generally the ones with financial issues at home) are having all kinds of issues just being able to do something that should be straightforward like accessing their homework so they can complete it. Newsround are only to run one broadcast per day now due to kids increasingly turning away from TV and onto online - those who cannot access online will find it more difficult to access the news on a day to day basis in a format they can relate to. I can certainly see some merit to levelling the playing field on that front, as it can be a significant barrier to learning in today's education system, and those without access to the internet at home are increasingly being left behind.
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    The Brexit Thread

    As pointed out on twitter, not only is he lying about the time - "Local residents" means "cronies from the local Tory party"
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    NFL Thread

    It's pretty grim at the moment. The great white hope is that we go 1-15 and it's finally enough to get Bruce Allen kicked to the curb. Until that useless **** is gone, there is no light at the end of the tunnel for the Skins. It's just dumbass move after dumbass move. Kirk Cousins walked for nothing - I don't actually think he's that good regardless of his current hot streak (6-28 against teams .500 or better should explain why) and wouldn't want him as our long term QB - but he was a hot commodity in the league and Bruce managed to screw that up so we got sweet FA for it - easily could have got a first plus more for him and we got nothing.... You guys got a first for Sam freaking Bradford!!! He's now screwed the Trent Williams situation up inexplicably so now instead of getting a 1st and change for him, we'll end up with a solitary 2nd or similar. I don't profess to be an exceptionally wise football fan, but I could honestly do a better job of being Redskins GM than Bruce does. He's embarrassingly bad. Conversely the Eagles Front Office is outstanding at the moment. Top 4 or 5 in the league for me. Unfortunately. Which is why you're complaining about a one score loss to the Pats and I'm completely relaxed about getting blown out by the largely pathetic jets. We got two redzone turnovers yesterday and walked away with 3 points. How's your offense not scoring for a half looking now? I don't hate Snyder though, like a lot of fans do. He's made a lot of dumb moves in hiring the wrong guys, but ultimately, he's just a fan. Everytime he's been asked to pony up, he puts his hand in his pocket. He's not particularly smart for a billionaire - he just got lucky in the tech bubble - right place, right time.
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    The Brexit Thread

    We all know what happened to Ed Miliband with the Bacon sarnie, but was it really any worse than twatty Nigel and his chips? Urgh. I especially like the chip that was repulsed by that utter **** it leapt from his fork evading his mouth in the process. Grim.
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    NFL Thread

    I was laughing at the irony of complaining about losing by one score to the superbowl champions when we let Sam Darnold throw 4 touchdowns on us. On the plus side, Guice came back and looked good and we ended our SEVENTEEN QUARTERS WITHOUT A TOUCHDOWN streak. You want to complain about scoring 10 on the best Defense in the league, try not scoring anything at all except FGs against some of the worst for 4 weeks running!
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    NFL Thread

    You lost to Brady and the Pats by one score and are complaining about not scoring a point in a half against one of the best defenses in the NFL (1st in YPG, 1st in PPG). You scored 10 points against a team that concedes an average of 10.8 per game and have lost one game all season. Try being a Redskins fan.
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    NFL Thread

    I agree, furthermore, he wasn't even sacked - the pass was completed and he was hit after the ball had gone. Happens all the time, no big deal. Garrett inexplicably decides rather than breaking the tackle when it was clear the ball had gone, he's going to have a prolonged wrestling match to drag Rudolph down. Not a sack, let alone a clean one - it's a fair hit initially but there is no need to follow through it when it's clear the ball has gone. Rudolph's reaction isn't great, trying to rip Garrett's helmet off, and he will rightly be fined for that, but I would wager he wouldn't have then used Garrett's helmet to whack him round the head if he had successfully got it off. Garrett was pissed at losing the game, took a totally unnecessary cheap shot with the wrestling on Rudolph in frustration and then lost his temper when Rudolph reacted to the cheap shot. Garrett crossed the line. End of story. Think the NFL have taken appropriate and proportionate action tbf. Garrett suspended indefinitely, Rudolph fined. Pouncey suspended 3 games for the kicks on Garrett and Ogunjobi given one game for barging Rudolph over from behind after he'd been hit with the helmet. Rare that I agree with the NFL disciplinary committee but think they did a good job with this situation.
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    Devil next door - Netflix

    Just started watching this - really insightful docu-series into a story I had no idea about (don't know how it ends yet!), although some of you may remember the story in the news as it would have been world headlines at that time - late 80s). Series is well produced and really interesting, albeit with some horrific footage from the concentration camps. Quiet, unassuming immigrant to the USA (from Ukraine) John Demjanjuk, arrested on suspicion of war crimes after being identified by Treblinka survivors and the KGB as "Ivan the terrible", a notorious SS guard who attacked concentration camp victims at the doors of the gas chamber with a sword, mutilating them and making their last moments even more horrific. I'm sure most are aware that some of my family were incarcerated in concentration camps or murdered by the nazis so I have a personal interest but certainly useful for anyone with any kind of interest of WW2 or that kind of thing. Worth a watch.
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    NFL Thread

    Absolutely - by far their best defensive player - he's a massive miss for them. Agree with what you say too - throw the book at him, Rudolph was lucky to escape any serious damage as it could have ended really badly.
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    NFL Thread

    MYles Garrett suspended for the season. Rightly so, what a ****.
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    Today in Helsinki

    I didn't notice him limping and Skysports made no mention of an injury either - not sure where that has come from - my understanding was he was subbed to get the ovation he earned through the campaign.
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    Today in Helsinki

    They have done it. ****ing get in. Well done Teemu, Litmanen never managed to drag Finland to a tournament. Fantastic scenes at the end there. Congrats to Teemu and Finland.
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    Today in Helsinki

    Subbed - no injury - Hell of an ovation.
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    Today in Helsinki

    Number 2 for Teemu 9 in 9 during qualification.
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    Today in Helsinki

    Pukki about to pull the trigger and defender tackles - ball ricocheted into another Finnish player's path and made no mistake. 1-0. The Pukki Party is just beginning. He will be revered forever in Finland if he leads them to qualification. It's a bit like the Alamo at the moment. Ball hasn't been in Finland's half except the kickoff for the entire game.
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    The Brexit Thread

    Not sure the Lib Dems bottled that to be fair to them. Cameron played Clegg like a marionette and used him as a very effective human shield. Think the Tories watered it down rather than Lib Dems bottling it.
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    The Brexit Thread

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    Rain Forest

    Agree, except for the part about Shale gas - Fracking is suspended in this country for good reason - it's far too damaging to the environment and ecosystems. Pollutes water, air and causes earthquakes - not a viable solution or one we should even consider
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    Rain Forest

    We already have the world's first climate refugees - Kiribati have had to buy land in Fiji and are starting the process of relocating their population as their islands will be submerged in the next few decades. Their former president is really very good at explaining the situation - he speaks very well indeed. Link below is worth watching if you get chance.
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