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@hsvjones said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

Apart from the fact I hate Souths… I don’t understand why the big attraction to playing under Bennett is 🤷‍♂️
He is like 70 years old and will be retiring soon , has not done anything in the last 6 years with some good teams , Turned England into a laughing stock for International games… I cannot believe the NRL are approving this as he has to be getting brown bags from somewhere.… NRL is becoming a joke ( My Rant over ) …

Anyway just another off season of excitement with all our money and nothing 🙅‍♂️

A truckload of bulging brown paper bags arrived at Redfern having been shipped from Nana Glen.

It will be a federally funded 3rd party deal much like Inglis was getting

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@formerguest said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

Shocking that another airliner full of civilians has again most likely been shot down due to war like actions.

Edit; Regardless of your beliefs on whether this is part of an election campaign or think the escalation of actions is great from your favourite leader, there had already been civilians lost before this latest, likely catastrophic mistake. They are just more innocent casualties of the policies and egos of various men in power, and why a few of us were expressing concern over the previous pages.

Why is this plane downing an accident, but the US downing of Iran air was deliberate?

Both militaries deliberately shot down a plane. They both likely made the mistake of identifying the commercial plane as a military one.

Both resulted in the deaths of innocent civilians, as have US bombings in the Middle East, rocket attacks in Israel, terrorist attacks throughout the world and so on. The are all tragedies but to label one perpetrator inept or evil, and the others as victims fighting back, is just wrong.

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@jadtiger said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

@Cultured_Bogan said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

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@colinbh said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

@Cultured_Bogan said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

@colinbh said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

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@Cultured_Bogan said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

The US response will be interesting to say the least. The fact that Trump hasn’t done anything rash might suggest a de-escalation…

…Or he might go the whole hog. The former would be more surprising than the latter.

It has handed him the perfect opportunity to act magnanimously without losing face. He’d be stupid to retaliate to this. If Iran bothered to launch this attack in the first instance as a reprisal then they’ll be unlikely to be satisfied with such an ineffectual result (regardless of how they try to sell it). Iran is likely to launch a further attack at some point at which time Trump can claim he was prepared to let matters lie but then had to act to quell their belligerence in the face of multiple attacks. It will be a more aggressive response than could possibly be justified in response to this attack alone, which is probably how Trump wants to respond because he’s all about displays of power.

What “displays of power “ ?

Assassinating a revered general of another sovereign nation for a start?

You mean the terrorist who was responsible for the deaths and wounding of thousands of Americans, the deaths of thousands of his own countrymen and was organising further attacks?

That revered general ?

Good one.

@colinbh said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

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@colinbh said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

@Nelson said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

@Cultured_Bogan said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

The US response will be interesting to say the least. The fact that Trump hasn’t done anything rash might suggest a de-escalation…

…Or he might go the whole hog. The former would be more surprising than the latter.

It has handed him the perfect opportunity to act magnanimously without losing face. He’d be stupid to retaliate to this. If Iran bothered to launch this attack in the first instance as a reprisal then they’ll be unlikely to be satisfied with such an ineffectual result (regardless of how they try to sell it). Iran is likely to launch a further attack at some point at which time Trump can claim he was prepared to let matters lie but then had to act to quell their belligerence in the face of multiple attacks. It will be a more aggressive response than could possibly be justified in response to this attack alone, which is probably how Trump wants to respond because he’s all about displays of power.

What “displays of power “ ?

Assassinating a revered general of another sovereign nation for a start?

You mean the terrorist who was responsible for the deaths and wounding of thousands of Americans, the deaths of thousands of his own countrymen and was organising further attacks?

That revered general ?

Good one.

What proof do you have he was actively targeting America? Show your working old sport.

Ha, good one Gunners. You’ll be waiting 18 months.

Imagine having a pop at any other country for causing death, destruction and interference in the affairs of other nations and acting like the US have never engaged in that.

Same country that lied about their pretense for entering Iraq and killing 200,000 Iraqis, turning the country into a cluster for sixteen years and are still there trying to recover from the power vacuum they created.

Same country that created the Monroe doctrine and interfered in all the affairs of their neighbours in central America.

Same country that gave weapons to insurgency groups who would band up with al-Qaeda rejects, create ISIS and murder Kurds in Syria and Iraq.

Same country that TRAINED al-Qaeda and gave Osama bin Laden the tools and training required to undertake 20 years of spreading global Wahhabism resulting in the deaths of countless Westerners.

Good one indeed, Col.

Dont forget the Vincennes (US Cruiser) deliberately shooting down an Iranian civilian airliner back in the 80s.Not only did they never apologise but president reagan gave the captain and his ship a citation after there tour of duty in the gulf.

I like Americans in general but there foreign policies have been appalling for at least 100 years.The pursuit of money and power brings out the worst in people and countries

An interesting use of words. The US deliberately shot down a plane that they believed was an Iranian military plan during a period of heightened tensions.

Very different to deliberately targeting a civilian airliner, or providing support to a terrorist organisation to blow one out of the sky.

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@cktiger said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

Good to see so many people backing the butchers who have been funding ANY terrorist group that targets the west over our biggest ally.
Way to go… suppose we won’t be counting on you if they ever choose to attack us - just blame the Yanks.

Don’t question the victim mentality. The only reason they resorted to, and continue to sponsor terrorism, is the colonial oppression they have suffered at the hands of the West. It is a common trait of recently independent countries like India and others.

To hold this belief, you need to put the blinkers on and ignore acts against neighbours that follow a different sect within a particular religion.

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@Sunnycoast_tiger said in Eight rookies to keep an eye on in 2020:

Reece Hoffman and Jake Simpkin are the ones to watch.
Max Burey could to a dark horse.

Burey was the player I was thinking of that looked better than Madden.

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Mary is head coach in name only, Flanno will be running the show

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@Cairnstigers said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

In all of this innuendo we have not heard one word from Latrell himself as to what he actually wants or what his thoughts are
I am sure is is not entirely happy with his current situation but he now has a new manager to sort that out for him
I am certain he got rid of his last manager because he wasn’t happy with the way things were being handled
Let’s hope his new manager can put this to be quickly one way or another
Then we can all move on

I am not sure, but his reasoning for not speaking could be because he does not want to be accountable or answer difficult questions. His change of management may be because he is easily lead.

Everyone makes these players out to be victims, but at the end of the day a manager is their employee not the other way around. The manager cannot sign a contract on their behalf

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Mitchell, Mbye, Thompson, Smith, Abbey.

Johnston is no great improvement on any on that list, and if Abbey is any good, he can force his way up.

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Unless we make some signings before March, 2 of the development players will need to be upgraded. Which 2 would you pick?

Not sold on Madden, I think the flegg 5/8 that played CC alongside him looked better.