We are not learning We are not earning the right to go wide. Our forwards are not doing what they should do.
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RE: All Blacks v Ireland, 2021 NH Tour
RE: Coronavirus - UK
@sparky Yes hospitalization and deaths are the important issue and whether the ICU’s are being overrun. Not the number of cases. Cause for alarm? Only if you are an alarmist. Damn I am tired of this shit and our response to a virus. We know who is susceptible and they need to take care of themselves instead of the healthy being locked down. It has been a reverse guilt trip on the healthy to have to quarantine because of the fears of those at risk and the other nervous nellies who have bought in to it.
Our kids are not in school in CA despite the fact that 3 kids have died out of 74000 reported cases. And this number is probably only scratching the surface. Do the math and let that sink in. And those children probably had an illness like cancer and were immunocompromised. And if masks are so effective the teachers should be wearing them and acting like the grown ups in the room. And if they have health issues they can teach remotely so kids can socialize and be normal.
Our approach to this virus is myopic and fear driven. Other illnesses are not being txed like cancer, heart disease, stroke, depression, child abuse and spousal abuse (at least here in the states). Down the road I think we will see the collateral damage to people’s health.
Business are failing because our damn governor is looking at cases despite the fact that none of our hospitals are over run. In my area they really never were. Anyway rant over.
RE: Big Red for 6 Black?
Not close unless there’s an affirmative action agenda for redheads.
RE: US Politics
@frank I think there are several reasons. First, the goal posts keep getting moved. We were initially locked down to prevent overwhelming the health care system then it became about case numbers. Then further on it was if you get the vaccine then you’re golden now it means shit.
Second, half of the country don’t trust the left. They like control at all costs where the right wants less government intrusion.
Third, about half don’t trust the media and their incessant chicken little chatter and obvious bias towards the left. And the numbers are being revised down, not saying Covid is not significant, by about 20 percent.
Fourth, we like to be able to make choices about our health and don’t believe our lives should be restricted because the poor choices of others. The people who are dying are elderly for the most part and have health conditions. Everyone knows the stats by now. We have a lot of unhealthy fat people over here. Let’s focus on these people and don’t restrict the healthy. This is not to shame them but fact. The ones that have it bad and are able to return home usually lost 30 to 50 pounds in the process and usually are still overweight, from my experience.
Fifth, We don’t believe we have to walk around as if we are infected when we are not symptomatic. When will this concept end with the inevitable mutation of the virus in perpetuity.
Sixth, their are consequences for our present policies related to the neglect of other health issues (recent article about spike in ovarian/uterine CA, teen suicides etc etc), economic issues etc. Never once has the left considered the collateral damage.
Seventh, the lefts insistence that kids get vaccinated even though this virus is a nothing burger to them. Where is the science behind that? Why risk a vaccine which does have some negative side effects and has resulted in deaths.
Eighth, why are the left pushing vaccination if you already have had the virus when studies are showing that natural immunity is probably better. Now that’s a shocker. Our immune system actually can function.
Anyway that is part of my thinking and thinking of those with my point of view. I could go on but I think my take home message would be work on your health because this is the best protection against this virus.
RE: All Blacks v Ireland - 2nd Test
@Victor-Meldrew The diagram on the right is a better illustration of what’s going on in Foster’s head and the lack of direction in the all blacks.
RE: All Blacks vs Ireland - series decider
Watched the game last night. Nothing wrong with Akira. He was one of the brighter lights. Just did not have any support and it would have been different with Paps at 7. They understand the upright tackles. Why don’t they use him in the lineout? He has been a good option in the past. For my criticism of Retallick he wasn’t bad. Park seem to be able to make meters off the base of the ruck whereas Smith was either contained or reverting to quick passing to his outsides. Irish defense organized so the options for JGB was running hard at 3 players, kicking or moving sideways. No lack of effort. Ofa was taken out by a shoulder to the head by Aki or did I miss something? Ardie did some good stuff but doing too much by himself and isolated.
RE: Bledisloe 2
@African-Monkey Clarke is damn good under the high ball.
RE: Coronavirus - Overall
Well Rugby is about to start up so I’m showing my face. In New Zealand I imagine that you don’t come across room many people who have had Covid. I got the first vaccine over two weeks ago and will have the second vaccine in March. The primary reason why I personally got it because I thought it might be good to have on the resume if I planned on leaving the country on a dive trip or something but alas it’s not a get out of jail free card. There’s always something new and scary out there on the horizon. So last Saturday I came down with a pretty good fever which lasted for about a day and a half. Since I was seeing patients the next day I decided to get tested and I was positive. So I’m out for 10 days. My ex-wife and her husband probably had it a couple weeks earlier although they did not get tested. So I most likely got it from the kids. How do you keep away from your kids? So after the fever broke my symptoms were pretty similar to the flu. Actually if Covid did not exist I would put this down to my usual sinus infection that I get around this time of the year. Pretty much the same symptoms. Now whether the vaccination mitigated the symptoms is unknown. There’s always a possibility that having the vaccine might have resulted in a positive test too. So a couple of things 1). I never feared this virus because I don’t fit into the categories of those at risk. I am not saying that to brag but just that I know the stats and I would not call myself someone with weak constitution. 2). If you have health issues this virus can do a number on you especially diabetics and every other co-morbidity related to obesity. I see this in the post covid patients I am working with. 3). I still believe that lockdowns and a myopic focus on Covid is destructive. My kids are still not in school and miss the social contact, people are losing their jobs, suicides up, people not seeking help when they have had a CVA or MI due to fear of covid at the ER, and the list goes on. 4). The fear is palpable in people and unfortunately these people, including public health officials, are reinforcing the environment that we have to live in. 5). Have to let the virus take its course and people held responsible for their own health. Can’t see how we got to a point where asymptomatic healthy people have to walk around as if they are contagious. We have never done this in our lives before. The vaccine was supposed to be the solution but the bar keeps being moved.
RE: AB squad for the Bledisloe Cup?
I am looking forward to the ABs playing anyone including the Boks or England. We have to find out where we stand and sooner better than later.
There appears to be too much attrition these days at 2nd five and center. SBW and Crotty are prime examples. I do prefer to have defined positions so if ALB is the choice right now then I hope they stick with him and Reiko. More X factor in Reiko than Goodhue. Give them a chance to gel. Same with Sotutu. Throw him in the fire. I don’t like Ardie at 8 and I agree Cane is not the player he used to be. Injured and I don’t see him being their in 4 years so caretaker captain? Ardie will probably fill the void when Cane is injured and 7 is really his position. He did not have a very good north south.
I want to see the ABs play because I like rugby, it’s a new year and hopefully a new approach to our game (I am not convinced with Foster) and foremost I am tired of a virus dictating how we live.
Jordie, Clarke, Reiko, ALB, one of the cantabs, BB, Smith, Sotutu, Cane, Akira, Whitlock, PT, moody, Taylor and Laulala (Moanga, Perenara and Goodhue, Ofa, Coles, Big T, Vaai, Papalii)
RE: Semi Final 1: Crusaders vs Hurricanes
@SammyC Although I am not a Crusader supporter I surely don’t want the Jags to win because it will be a good result for rugby. I want the Crusaders to win and perhaps smash them doing it :-).
Latest posts made by broughie
RE: Highlanders v Drua
So why did the Highlanders decide to wake up?
RE: It’s Razor. Robertson New All Blacks coach.
@Kirwan Well good to know that Foster has an expiry date.
RE: Reds v Drua
@KiwiMurph Just left for 25 and the things have changed. Good for my tipping margin.
RE: Reds v Drua
Too much brainless throwing the ball away.
RE: EPL 2022 / 2023
@Cyclops in I think he would be a good signing. Whether they can sign them or not, it's another story. My wish list is Camavinga but a pipe dream.
RE: EPL 2022 / 2023
@Cyclops hopefully Arsenal they add to the defensive midfield/midfield someone in the mound of Partey. Boy he is composed and I would say there most valuable player. I think they have enough players that can score.
RE: Hurricanes vs Blues
Great exhibition of kicking.
RE: EPL 2022 / 2023
@KiwiPie said in EPL 2022 / 2023:
@bayimports Tough to take that late winner for Bournemouth, the ref seemed to be playing until the Arse scored. It did show how good Arsenal are though, a bit like City last season they lack a central striker so often end up playing endless crosses but in the end the pressure told. Who the hell knows who will end up going down - there is not a lot between any of them down there, it all comes down to the teams who can scrape a few wins.
I think the ref was only playing the allotted time. Sorry for your loss. I think Nelson added a little bit more in being direct when he came on and not tooting his horn because of the goal.
I think the Liverpool Man U game was a bit of an aberration. Every bounce was going Liverpools way but obviously they did not help themselves and Rashford was anonymous and not totally his fault.
Lord only knows if Maguire was there although I'll give him one thing, maybe 2. He is good in the air which may have been helpful and his reputation is greater than his ability. World Cup first team pick wtf??
Also my new favourite play Eduardo Camavinga. This guy eats up space. I would pay a chunk of change to get him with Arsenal.
RE: 2023 World Sevens Series
Not a follower of 7's but yes it is wet here in SoCal. Been a pretty wet winter over here with snow in the hills where I live. Nothing torrential just a steady flow. Looks like it might stop tonight.
RE: Crusaders v Chiefs
@Mattasaurus Deltoid (medial ankle) ligament. Nasty sprain.