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  1. You're wrong. His arm is past Klose but an arm cannot be given offside - it has to be part of the body you can legally score with, so it's irrelevant where his arm is as arms cannot be offside
  2. Think you're probably right on the Tories vs Labour element of anti-semitism. The problem has been a decades long concerted effort by Israeli administrations, perpetuated by US governments to conflate anti-Israel sentiment with anti-semitism when they are quite patently not the same thing. Agree to disagree on the Nazis being uniquely evil. Israel routinely denies medicine, water, food and electricity supplies into Gaza. They bomb the **** out of it, then refuse to allow shipments of building materials in to let the Palestinians rebuild their homes. Murders, torture and executions are routine. Children are put into prison. It's essentially become nothing more than a concentration camp. https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2020/country-chapters/israel/palestine Here's an excerpt from an Amnesty international report ( here: https://www.amnesty.org/en/countries/middle-east-and-north-africa/israel-and-occupied-palestinian-territories/report-israel-and-occupied-palestinian-territories/ ) How anyone can conflate what is happening with "Israel's right to defend itself" is beyond belief. Firstly, they wouldn't need to defend themselves if they gave the Palestinians the land that is rightfully theirs in a two state solution and ended their apartheid. Secondly, the use of force is utterly disproportionate. You're talking about teenagers with stones against cutting edge drones, tanks etc.
  3. I've always argued passionately that being anti-Israel doesn't make you anti-semitic. I'm not even anti-Israel as a concept, I'm anti-zionism and I'm anti-Israel in it's current form. Israel has had a apolicy of apartheid since it's inception, and the illegal settlements are illegal land grabs designed to break up any continuous Palestinian territory - they are a long game answer to preventing the two-state solution from being viable. They consistently use weapons on civilians, commit human rights abuses and murder innocents. It's not an eye for an eye when you murder thousands of civilians by carpet bombing areas as a response for a few rockets being fired over the border with no casualties. There are examples where Israeli soldiers have rounded women and children up into house under the pretence there was about to be a fight with militants, and they would keep the hosue safe, then they've circled the house with tanks and shelled it murdering all inside. The Goldstein report makes clear that Israel has used chemical weapons on civilians (a war crime) as they dropped white phosphorous over residential areas resulting in horrific mutilation through burns to the residents. Read this article - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7960071.stm and you get a real understanding into the mentality of the IDF. They don't give a toss about protecting Israel's sovereignty. They only care about murdering Palestinians and they don't give a **** if they are women or children, innocent or insurgent. They've been going too far since at least 1967. Surprised you are only just waking up to this. The Israeli government is no better than Nazis - and as I'm sure you're aware, my grandfather was in a concentration camp, and half his family murdered by the nazis, so I don't say that lightly. That doesn't mean I'm anti-semitic, or I hate Jews. I don't in fact, I revere the conscientious objectors like Alexei Sayle, and Ilan Pappe. Are they, as Jewish people, anti-semitic because they find the Israeli government abhorrent?
  4. I'm aware that your post wasn't directed at me, but you're talking rubbish and I'm calling it out. The fact I felt the need to jump in on Swindo's behalf should tell you just how wrong you are. If you looked at the links I sent, you'd see they do far more than basic arithmetic, and a basic intro to living organisms IS still biology (and they do way more than that anyway). Unless you think that teaching young children the nuances of osmosis is the only acceptable level of primary biology. They study Biology at a level relevant to their age. I don't disagree with your point about his wife, I even helped you out by pointing out that the level of immigration in the Swindon school i looked at was incredibly low with the inference being the "foreigners holding the english kids back" point was stupid and nonsensical.... which is why I don't understand why you're so intent on arguing semantics of what does and what doesn't constitute Biology, because I'm literally a teacher, having looked at a scheme of work and curriculum for Science at primary, telling you that you are wrong and don't know what you're talking about. By the end of KS2 (when students sit a Science SAT) students should know: how plants work, what a micro-organism is, how the human body works (digestive system, circulatory system, skeletons and muscles), how some animals have adapted (evolved) to live in their ecosystem, and food chains. All of which are Biology topics. Here's a more comprehensicve list: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6wwxnb https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcyycdm There's literally a Biology specific Key Stage 2 (year 6 is last year of KS2) revision guide for the Science SAT. I'll leave it there but it kind of undermines your point that Swindo is a liar when you're arguing a totally inaccurate point and won't accept that you're wrong despite being given ample evidence to the contrary. In fact, you're behaving in exactly the way Swindo does.
  5. You're arguing for the sake of it. You're totally wrong (and I'm hardly one to leap to Swindo's defence). https://www.cpps.swindon.sch.uk/maths-1/ << Look at the Y4 document and tell me that's not a comprehensive maths curriculum https://www.cpps.swindon.sch.uk/science-1/ << Look at the Science coverage sheet and explain how it doesn't cover biology. Taken from the website of a Swindon school I picked at random on a list. It also states this "Most pupils are White British. A smaller than average number of pupils is from minority ethnic backgrounds and an even smaller percentage speak English as an additional language." in the most recent OFSTED report. Take from that what you will.
  6. That header in extra time? Are you kidding? That was world class to claw that back out after seeing it late.
  7. Not one to defend Swindo, but having been in a Primary for a few weeks cross-phase experience when doing my teacher training, he is right (for once). Life and living processes does equal Biology. They sit a SATS paper in maths at the end of KS2, and do pretty much exclusively maths and english at primary because of these tests. Doesn't change the fact we all remember what he said about his wife not wanting to teach foreign kids and "they hold the english kids back", which as I'm a teacher, I know is utter ****.
  8. Much better performance, so harsh to lose that. Proper kick in the balls that one.
  9. Duda's set pieces have been ****e but full credit to him for the work he's been putting in defensively. Been there with critical tackles a few times now
  10. 3 left. Mario, stiepi and idah for pens perhaps. If we can survive that long. Massive task that though
  11. Are we not allowed free kicks today? Don't think we've had one yet. Pukki for Idah for me.
  12. Can definitely see United scoring..... One.... Late..... Consolation. We're going to put 7 past them. OTBC
  13. Just read mine back and didn't come across as I intended - was joining in the fun rather than besmirching it!
  14. Who cares? Super Tim will save any penalties given anyway.
  15. We've got a cup QF and Leeds have a chance to really screw their season up.... not to mention Villa taking on one of their local rivals. Today could be a great day for footy. After Brentford's win against WBA last night, the heat is really on Leeds. Lose today and they have two teams within 5 points of them with 27 left on the table. Brentford have 10 better GD than Leeds too. Come on City, Wolves and Fulham!
  16. To clarify - GPS is American owned and pretty much the default. Galileo as Amah rightly states is more accurate for Europe. The major benefit of Galileo though is that if cyber terrorists took GPS offline, or the US Army decided to scramble the signal (which can easily be done as they control it) Galileo is a viable fallback option.... it's right to say this is a massive step backwards, pointless, absolute waste of money and it is solely down to Brexit.
  17. One of the reasons I dislike Clough. I appreciate his achievements in football, but the guy was a total **** and went a long way to destroying Justin. Different times, blah blah blah, not everyone was cnut in the 80s and Clough was proud of his views until the day he died.
  18. Racist, thick and a conspiracy theorist is "Darren of Plymouth". Swindo obviously found his brethren.
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