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

It’s true, there are no Biden supporters, just Trump haters, who all hate him because that’s what the media, social media, and all manner of corrupted institutions have conditioned them to do

It’s not a good way to look at the world to think that everyone who doesn’t share your viewpoint is an idiot sheep.

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@willow said in Drugs, sex, domestic violence: football’s cover-up:

@voice_of_reason said in Drugs, sex, domestic violence: football’s cover-up:

@FinestTigers said in Drugs, sex, domestic violence: football’s cover-up:

Good comment voice_of_reason i totally understand your thoughts and good intentions but Unless they feel ashamed and leave themselves
i think the national,international legalities and human rights issues would make it very difficult for any citizen to be deported,

Just to clarify, I’m not for deportation. I believe citizenship should be revoked and if they seek permanent resident status they go through the citizenship process again. If they’re deemed worthy it’s granted - same as if they were arriving afresh.

It’s applicable if people who hold dual citizenship are convicted of serious crimes. We’ve punted plenty back to NZ and the Pacific Islands as well as a few people from middle eastern background. It’s not a straightforward process though and ultimately requires sign off from MHA.

Getting him to sign off on one of those orders would have to be the easiest part of the process…

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

It’s not that different here. Australian High Court judges are appointed by the Governor General on the advice of cabinet (which acts on the advice of the Federal Attorney General). In the past, a Liberal government has appointed Sir Garfield Barwick (who had been a Liberal government attorney general) and a Labor government has appointed Lionel Murphy (who had been a Labor government attoney general).

The main difference is that the appointments are not made for life. The judges are required to retire at age 70.

You’re selecting a few examples over the course of history though. For the most part Australian High Court appointments have not been contentious and have had little to do with the political affiliations of the appointees (to the extent they are even known). In the case of Barwick, he was eminently qualified for the appointment and not appointing him would have been a more politically motivated act than appointing him.

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

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

to replace her to reflect and support his views

I dont think Trump will rush it through and will respect the unwritten rule to not nominate a Justice during an election year like Obama did for Antonin Scalia’s position. I think he will loose a lot of votes if does attempt it. As dopey as he is I cant imagine him trying to pull that. That would be a huge mistake 6 weeks out from the vote. I might be reading into your post too much but you make it sound like previous Presidents havent nominated judges based on their party.

“to replace her to reflect and support his views”

Obama appointed Liberals, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan and all the way back through history the President nominates “their judge”

Yes, it is fair enough to blame the system and not the man in this case. They have all been pissing all over the separation of power for a long time in the US with these political appointments to the Supreme Court.

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@facepalmer said in Chris Lawrence announces retirement:

Forgive me If I am wrong but I can’t remember Lawrence getting suspended once in his career?

Suspended for one game once in 2016 for a dangerous throw vs Titans (Google says).

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@Speed2burn said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

I’ve heard he’s looking at Newcastle

Doubt it, too much cash already tied up in their forward pack. I’d say Warriors, Titans or Dragons - biggest need for him and most available cap space.

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@hobbo1 said in Tamou leaves Tigers call in safe hands:

@happy_tiger said in Tamou leaves Tigers call in safe hands:

Just don’t get the hate for Tamou …not as if we are going to pay Tamaulolo or Haas $$$$'s for him

He’s a plodder at the end of his lifecycle

At the cows he had Scott and Taumalolo making him look good

At the Pamfers he’s got Fisher- Harris , Yeo and Kikau making him look good

We need Boppers in there prime … not adding to there super funds !

If he was any good Ivan would’ve kept him …period !

Because Ivan is such a good judge of recruitment and would never make a dud call on a front rower…

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@GNR4LIFE said in Tamou leaves Tigers call in safe hands:

@jirskyr said in Tamou leaves Tigers call in safe hands:

They’re an odd bunch footballers.

No hell no way I’d let my wife decide on my future, no because she isn’t smart enough to make good decisions (because she is), but because nobody can really make a decision for you about your work career and truly understand what makes you happy and your career goals.

And if it all goes pear-shaped, you want to be in a decision where YOU made the best decision at the time, not someone else made the decision for you at that time.

I don’t get why it’s so hard to take a half day a week for a few weeks to figure out your future, still train your guts out, don’t give it any thought on weekends and still make an informed decision by yourself. Weird.

“I talked to my future boss for one or two minutes and it was good”.

It sounds like fluff to me. Surely he’s not THAT under the thumb.

His family have already made the move from North Queensland to Penrith to follow his career and get him his big money contract. Now they’ve been settled for 4 years and the kids have been going to school in the area. I don’t think it’s being under the thumb to let them have a real, even a deciding say in his future if it involves possible relocation. Wherever he goes he’ll be playing footy and maybe that’s the extent of what he cares about work wise.

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@bigsiro said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Nelson said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@jrtiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@cochise said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@jrtiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

wouldn’t be opposed to Flanagan joining our coaching staff. would give us some steel in defence and is a Wests old boy. don’t know too much about Young’s coaching abilities but we definitely need to assess the positions of Hodgson and Webster at seasons end.

I don’t want Flanagan anywhere near the club.

has a chequered past but he’s won a comp. we need to instill a winning culture, he can bring that.

“Win at all costs including cheating culture”. No thanks.

Are Roosters any different with their cap sitch?
Storm any different with their rorting? (maybe a bit)
Manly when Arthurson was head honcho?
Bulldogs '88 knocking out Ellery?

Give me a break.

Yeah, nobody was at risk of dying in any of those situations because they weren’t sticking random peptides into their players. The US Postal Service cycling team was worse, there you go I’ll give you that.

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@jrtiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@cochise said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@jrtiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

wouldn’t be opposed to Flanagan joining our coaching staff. would give us some steel in defence and is a Wests old boy. don’t know too much about Young’s coaching abilities but we definitely need to assess the positions of Hodgson and Webster at seasons end.

I don’t want Flanagan anywhere near the club.

has a chequered past but he’s won a comp. we need to instill a winning culture, he can bring that.

“Win at all costs including cheating culture”. No thanks.