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    Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
    Indeed.
    Malcolm Gladwell is an interesting chap but 3 hours of listening to him playing off some lad with a monstrous ego.
    You could get a decent chunk of the book read in that time.
    I've only read Blink and thought it was awful rubbish altogether. Is his other output worthwhile?

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      Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post
      I only found out recently that Reggaeton was a genre of music. I always just thought that music was bad Spanish pop music.


      Has a comical background, never thought such a repetitive genre could be so subversive.
      Pretty sure J Balvin (reggaethon artist) has billions of streams/plays online and is top 10 worldwide on spotify. Its a genre with a huge reach and we see little of it in Ireland.

      There's the guts of 600 million people in Latin America and we know SFA about them in general. I guess that's beyond stereotypes and limited media coverage anyway. Brazil has 200m+ population and is physically bigger than Europe.

      When I was in Colombia I was stared at everywhere as an obvious gringo, think casper the friendly ghost. Yet in Brazil, a few times I was mistaken for a local and they'd ask me something in Portuguese. They have a more diverse history of immigration, in the east at least. So euro looking types are not too uncommon. Would love to get the chance to travel South America properly. I know a few IPB'ers lived there and would be keen to hear of their experiences. Heading to Sao Paulo during Carnival week next year so really looking forward to that plus caipirinhas & all you can eat bbq.

      Try listening to some vallenato, sertanejo, zuke or favela funk if you haven't heard of them. Probably not up your street but it is interesting at least.

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        Originally posted by Keane View Post
        I've only read Blink and thought it was awful rubbish altogether. Is his other output worthwhile?
        I thought tipping point was interesting if a little repetitive

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          Originally posted by Western_Sean View Post
          I thought tipping point was interesting if a little repetitive
          Agree. Tipping point was very interesting although I wonder does it go the way of Outliers (see below)

          Blink was meh, little pop pyscho mumbo.

          Outliers, while the same pop pyscho stuff, I do remember reading it and thinking hard on it and feeling like it changed my perspective on things.

          I read parts of it again a few year after (after reading some conflicting stuff) and I was astounded that it wasn't how I remembered.

          Humans are weird.
          "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity."

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            Originally posted by Theresa View Post
            Of course. Vindman isnt nearly as polished as Kent or Taylor. Still damning evidence, but it is leaving doors open for obfuscation and spin.

            Kent last week was absolutely on point. Taylor as well but not as much as Kent.

            Sondland tomorrow will be the first truly republican witness. Should be interesting how he handles things. If he sings, Im still not even sure GOP sens turn.
            Sure in the current climate, they will probably try and paint him as a Never Trumper.

            Who gave Trump $1,000,000 for his inauguration.
            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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              Originally posted by Keane View Post
              I've only read Blink and thought it was awful rubbish altogether. Is his other output worthwhile?
              Tipping point was the only book of his I finished and that was a long time ago. Outliers annoyed me and I stopped reading it thinking he was a bit too hand wavy.
              TBH despite giving out about the length of the podcast Andy linked I suspect that he's best value when he's out doing interviews and chat shows selling his books.
              Turning millions into thousands

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                Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                Sure in the current climate, they will probably try and paint him as a Never Trumper.

                Who gave Trump $1,000,000 for his inauguration.
                They will absolutely try to attack his credibility though.

                I will not be surprised if we get the ol' "only lying now because of this biased media charade, feeling pressure and lying to save his skin"

                The retort while obvious, won't matter.
                "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity."

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                  Originally posted by Keane View Post
                  I've only read Blink and thought it was awful rubbish altogether. Is his other output worthwhile?
                  His podcast is brilliant, really interesting. I love his one on how much he hates golf - I always hated golf before but now I know there are good reasons to.

                  http://revisionisthistory.com/episod...d-walk-spoiled

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                    Originally posted by Theresa View Post
                    They will absolutely try to attack his credibility though.

                    I will not be surprised if we get the ol' "only lying now because of this biased media charade, feeling pressure and lying to save his skin"

                    The retort while obvious, won't matter.
                    If the call was 'perfect' and no crime has been committed, why would anyone lie to save their skin?

                    Innocent men don't perjure themselves.
                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                      Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                      If the call was 'perfect' and no crime has been committed, why would anyone lie to save their skin?

                      Innocent men don't perjure themselves.
                      Originally posted by Theresa

                      The retort while obvious, won't matter.
                      .
                      "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity."

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                        Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post
                        His podcast is brilliant, really interesting. I love his one on how much he hates golf - I always hated golf before but now I know there are good reasons to.

                        http://revisionisthistory.com/episod...d-walk-spoiled
                        Oh cool I'll give that a look, thanks.

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                          Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post
                          His podcast is brilliant, really interesting. I love his one on how much he hates golf - I always hated golf before but now I know there are good reasons to.

                          http://revisionisthistory.com/episod...d-walk-spoiled
                          I haven't listened to that one but agreed his podcast is very good, far superior than his books imo. Outliers & Tipping Point are very similar to the Freakanomics type books.
                          What the dog saw is my fav of his books.
                          Of the podcasts, I quite like http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/02-saigon-1965 Rand corporations efforts to test the resolve of those during the Vietnam War always one that stuck out to me as particularly good.

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                            Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
                            Indeed.
                            Malcolm Gladwell is an interesting chap but 3 hours of listening to him playing off some lad with a monstrous ego.
                            You could get a decent chunk of the book read in that time.
                            I don't get how anyone has the time to watch those Joe Rogan 3-hour podcasts, even though they seem class.
                            "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                              Originally posted by Keane View Post
                              I've only read Blink and thought it was awful rubbish altogether. Is his other output worthwhile?
                              Like him a lot as he started a lot of this trend towards books like that. Reading e.g. Tipping Point back in the day it felt like a whole new genre had started.

                              Talking to Strangers his most recent is a decent read imo.
                              "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                Who next for Spurs?

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                                  Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                  Who next for Spurs?
                                  Benitez

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                                    Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                    I don't get how anyone has the time to watch those Joe Rogan 3-hour podcasts, even though they seem class.
                                    His, and a few others have almost replaced all tv for me. Haven't been turned into some right wing libertarian yet, though he has convinced me on the joys of hunting
                                    'Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.'

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                                      Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                      Who next for Spurs?
                                      Mourinho to be confirmed Thursday

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                                        Originally posted by balfejohn View Post
                                        Mourinho to be confirmed Thursday
                                        No chance

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                                          Originally posted by balfejohn View Post
                                          Mourinho to be confirmed Thursday
                                          Be funny, after he whoring himself to Arsenal for the last month!

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                                            Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                            Who next for Spurs?
                                            Emery

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                                              Originally posted by newbie2 View Post
                                              Emery
                                              To be announced Thursday ebening

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                                                  Originally posted by newbie2 View Post
                                                  Emery
                                                  Dick Emery would have a better chance

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                                                    Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                                    Who next for Spurs?
                                                    Think McClaren is available

                                                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6EuZEEj9lM
                                                    'Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.'

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                                                      WTF

                                                      https://www.theguardian.com/politics...tcheckuk-brand
                                                      PMA

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                                                        Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
                                                        Its astonishing the way the republicunts are playing this. Exact same tactic as Brexit just keep repeating the most outrageous lies and no one gives a flying fuck as long as the very stupidest of the voting public are hearing the words.
                                                        Tories taking the whole thing to a new level during the leaders debate tonight.

                                                        They camouflaged their own twitter feed as a fact checking service




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                                                        Turning millions into thousands

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                                                          Ndombele: “I dream of winning the Premier League like Harry Kane”

                                                          Reporter: “Did he win it?”

                                                          Ndombele: “Nope, he dreamt as well”

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                                                            Is the Johnson Corbyn debate worth watching?

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                                                              Originally posted by hotspur View Post
                                                              Is the Johnson Corbyn debate worth watching?
                                                              No
                                                              His rival it seems, had broken his dreams,By stealing the girl of his fancy.Her name was Magill, and she called herself Lil,But everyone knew her as Nancy.

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                                                                Originally posted by balfejohn View Post
                                                                Mourinho to be confirmed Thursday
                                                                Originally posted by dobby View Post
                                                                No chance


                                                                In fairness, you're not wrong as it is not thursday...
                                                                Last edited by pokerhand; 20-11-19, 06:51.
                                                                No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity, but I know none, therefore am no beast.

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                                                                  Originally posted by dobby View Post
                                                                  No chance
                                                                  Sorry I got the wrong day

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                                                                    Originally posted by balfejohn View Post
                                                                    Mourinho to be confirmed Thursday
                                                                    Originally posted by dobby View Post
                                                                    No chance


                                                                    Sure what do I know. Never thought theyd go for Jose. What a shit show

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                                                                      Originally posted by dobby View Post




                                                                      Sure what do I know. Never thought theyd go for Jose. What a shit show
                                                                      A match made in heaven! Be hilarious if Poch ends up at Arsenal as surely Emry is gone by Christmas

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                                                                        Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                        I don't get how anyone has the time to watch those Joe Rogan 3-hour podcasts, even though they seem class.
                                                                        I don't watch them. I listen to them at work while I'm coding, or in the car, or while I'm playing videogames. "Found time" is a really cool modern phenomenon.
                                                                        "I can’t find anyone who agrees with what I write or think these days, so I guess I must be getting closer to the truth." - Hunter S. Thompson

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                                                                          Knowing us, it'll be poch to utd and we'll get ole. ��

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                                                                            Could be one of those momentous days where you get to hear this played out across the world:

                                                                            "I plead the fifth"
                                                                            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                              Looks like someone in the law reform commission has been watching too much pornhub

                                                                              https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crim...DUjB7vhapUAtBM


                                                                              The commission will also look at the law on incest, which criminalises vaginal sexual intercourse between blood relatives.

                                                                              Consenting intercourse between an adult brother and sister, even if there is no risk of pregnancy, is a crime. “One might question if such conduct should be criminal.”
                                                                              “PSV was right all along” -Hitch 20 May 2019

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                                                                                Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                                Could be one of those momentous days where you get to hear this played out across the world:

                                                                                "I plead the fifth"
                                                                                How can you be so excited about this? Looks like the vast majority of US citizens are shrugging their shoulders at the whole thing. It’s a political junkie event only but no change is really likely to happen. The car crash in the UK is interesting but this impeachment stuff is hard to see anything meaningful coming from it.
                                                                                ‘IF YOU had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.” Genghis Khan

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                                                                                  Originally posted by V for Vendetta View Post
                                                                                  How can you be so excited about this?
                                                                                  Unlike you, you uneducated bum, SPOILER:pac: I have a sense of the grandeur and sweep of history and thus I enjoy the spectacle from a historical perpsective as much as the political theatre.

                                                                                  Think of the reply that finally squashed McCarthy in this very arena.
                                                                                  You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?
                                                                                  Think what this looks like if it goes to the Senate. It could make Webster's reply to Hayne look like small beer.
                                                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                    Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                                    Unlike you, you uneducated bum, SPOILER:pac: I have a sense of the grandeur and sweep of history and thus I enjoy the spectacle from a historical perpsective as much as the political theatre.

                                                                                    Think of the reply that finally squashed McCarthy in this very arena.


                                                                                    Think what this looks like if it goes to the Senate. It could make Webster's reply to Hayne look like small beer.
                                                                                    I think you’re hoping and reaching because you are a student of this stuff. Those events mattered because the public cared and things changed as a result. This is more like Bertie and the tribunals only more underwhelming. Trump is dismissing this stuff with a few bs tweets and the public at large don’t give a fuck.
                                                                                    ‘IF YOU had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.” Genghis Khan

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                                                                                      Originally posted by V for Vendetta View Post
                                                                                      I think you’re hoping and reaching because you are a student of this stuff. Those events mattered because the public cared and things changed as a result. This is more like Bertie and the tribunals only more underwhelming. Trump is dismissing this stuff with a few bs tweets and the public at large don’t give a fuck.
                                                                                      People were actually very OK with McCarthy for several years too. Ask Strewel.

                                                                                      History is being made here no matter which way the impeachment process goes. Obviously it would be more momentous if he goes down but either way it has vast implications.
                                                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                        Originally posted by AndyFatBastard View Post
                                                                                        I don't watch them. I listen to them at work while I'm coding, or in the car, or while I'm playing videogames. "Found time" is a really cool modern phenomenon.
                                                                                        I knew they got you someway hypnotically; they programme you while you programme for them
                                                                                        PMA

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                                                                                          Quite liked studio Jose

                                                                                          Guess we are back to teenage goth Jose now, don't like him, except for when he appears in comic strips
                                                                                          PMA

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                                                                                            Originally posted by premierstone View Post
                                                                                            A match made in heaven! Be hilarious if Poch ends up at Arsenal as surely Emry is gone by Christmas
                                                                                            He has a think about not going to rivals, ruled out Barcelona because of Espanyol and said he wouldn't go to arsenal previously

                                                                                            Might change now he has been sacked!?
                                                                                            But probably not!
                                                                                            PMA

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                                                                                              Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                                              People were actually very OK with McCarthy for several years too. Ask Strewel.

                                                                                              History is being made here no matter which way the impeachment process goes. Obviously it would be more momentous if he goes down but either way it has vast implications.
                                                                                              I stayed up and watched it till the end last night and have watched/listened to most of it so far.. Was very impressed with Schiff and Goldman. Hopefully Sondland answers enough questions today. Should be interesting either way.
                                                                                              His rival it seems, had broken his dreams,By stealing the girl of his fancy.Her name was Magill, and she called herself Lil,But everyone knew her as Nancy.

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                                                                                                Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                                                                                Just out of Joker in The Stella.

                                                                                                What an experience that place is. 10/10
                                                                                                I'll have to give it a second outing but wasn't overly fond of the place after seeing If Beale Street Could Talk, enjoyed the movie and I like the idea of the place but found the actual cinema a little underwhelming, sound felt really hollow and found it difficult to hear at times stuff like that throws me off.

                                                                                                Also found the constant too/froing of people in & out of the venue bringing food to be a real distraction, smell of the food & rustling was an annoyance.

                                                                                                Originally posted by 6starpool View Post
                                                                                                Baby 2 (2nd boy) delivered today, and all well thankfully. You forget how small they are when born, and first nappy change I got the small baby trifecta of poo just as clean nappy was going on, then a bit of sick, then when I was finished cleaning that and grabbing another nappy, he firehose pisses all over the place so I had to change his clothes as well as nappy again.

                                                                                                The things you forget about having a little baby! I'm sure that will sell the likes of Denny on the merits of having kids too.
                                                                                                Congrats Dom great stuff, best wishes to you & yours on the new arrival.
                                                                                                "you raise, i kill you" El Tren :{)

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                                                                                                  Originally posted by elbows View Post
                                                                                                  I stayed up and watched it till the end last night and have watched/listened to most of it so far.. Was very impressed with Schiff and Goldman. Hopefully Sondland answers enough questions today. Should be interesting either way.
                                                                                                  Schiff was a prosecutor, you can see him just methodically building his case here.

                                                                                                  As V says, it's not a court of law so it likely comes down to "he did it, so what?".
                                                                                                  In which case Dems have to try to reach beyond the facts and connect viscerally with people as to why this was such a flagrant high crime and misdemeanour. It is worse than Nixon, no doubt about it.

                                                                                                  Problem is that Trump has normalised the unspeakable. He gets a free pass on everything.
                                                                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                    Originally posted by Elshambles View Post
                                                                                                    He has a think about not going to rivals, ruled out Barcelona because of Espanyol and said he wouldn't go to arsenal previously



                                                                                                    Might change now he has been sacked!?

                                                                                                    But probably not!
                                                                                                    You are probably right, but I wouldn't under estimate the bad blood between Poch and Levy, by all accounts their relationship is septic at best.

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                                                                                                      Originally posted by tylerdurden94 View Post
                                                                                                      I'll have to give it a second outing but wasn't overly fond of the place after seeing If Beale Street Could Talk, enjoyed the movie and I like the idea of the place but found the actual cinema a little underwhelming, sound felt really hollow and found it difficult to hear at times stuff like that throws me off.

                                                                                                      Also found the constant too/froing of people in & out of the venue bringing food to be a real distraction, smell of the food & rustling was an annoyance.

                                                                                                      .
                                                                                                      I suppose you'd be a much bigger movie fan than me. Although Joker was outstanding,, the movie wasn't the reason I was there. Was there for that 1920s art deco vibe. Felt like being in Boardwalk Empire for an evening.

                                                                                                      Have been listening to old timey music ever since

                                                                                                      Cannot wait to go back. Meaning to find out if they ever run old classic movies for that full experience.

                                                                                                      'It's a Wonderful Life' would be a lovely Xmas night out.
                                                                                                      I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                                                        People were actually very OK with McCarthy for several years too. Ask Strewel.

                                                                                                        History is being made here no matter which way the impeachment process goes. Obviously it would be more momentous if he goes down but either way it has vast implications.
                                                                                                        what impeachment process?

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                                                                                                          Originally posted by Gimmeabreak View Post
                                                                                                          what impeachment process?
                                                                                                          The House will vote to impeach

                                                                                                          Then you have the Senate trial.

                                                                                                          that's the 'process'
                                                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                            Sondland time.

                                                                                                            CNN reporting that he is gonna spill the beans. Clearly indicate there was a quid pro quo and 'everyone' knew about it.

                                                                                                            Now watch the GOP and Trump try to set Giuliani up as a fall guy. Mayor Rudy could be in there tomorrow!
                                                                                                            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                              Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                                                                                              Cannot wait to go back. Meaning to find out if they ever run old classic movies for that full experience.

                                                                                                              'It's a Wonderful Life' would be a lovely Xmas night out.
                                                                                                              They do show a fair amount of 'classics' though more modern classics.

                                                                                                              Wouldn't be a shock if they did a screening of 'It's a Wonderful Life'. Only hinderance is they might be wall to wall Star Wars over christmas

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                                                                                                                Jesus, Schiff is a fucking forensic bulldog.

                                                                                                                Wouldnt want him going through my dirty laundry.
                                                                                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                  lol, Nunes dressed in a suit from Goodfellas. Appropriate.
                                                                                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                    Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                                                                    Sondland time.

                                                                                                                    CNN reporting that he is gonna spill the beans. Clearly indicate there was a quid pro quo and 'everyone' knew about it.

                                                                                                                    Now watch the GOP and Trump try to set Giuliani up as a fall guy. Mayor Rudy could be in there tomorrow!
                                                                                                                    Whatever people say doesn't really matter at all. At the most it'll just be more campaign ammunition for trump. He doesn't care, 99% of his voters don't care either, republican senators won't vote to impeach when it almost inevitably getting to that stage. It's all a waste of time.

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                                                                                                                      Originally posted by 6starpool View Post
                                                                                                                      Whatever people say doesn't really matter at all. At the most it'll just be more campaign ammunition for trump. He doesn't care, 99% of his voters don't care either, republican senators won't vote to impeach when it almost inevitably getting to that stage. It's all a waste of time.
                                                                                                                      Citing this for no apparent reason .

                                                                                                                      How many Prezs have faced impeachment?
                                                                                                                      When he beats it he will be some yokels martyr. Civil war of sorts is bubbling all over the world . We are imploding as a species . Only Rock and roll can save us Ted . ( different Ted ).

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                                                                                                                        Originally posted by 6starpool View Post
                                                                                                                        Whatever people say doesn't really matter at all. At the most it'll just be more campaign ammunition for trump. He doesn't care, 99% of his voters don't care either, republican senators won't vote to impeach when it almost inevitably getting to that stage. It's all a waste of time.
                                                                                                                        But thats the problem. When we start to think like that, then we start to accept that everything is okay. This is so clearly corruption of an astonishing level and it does matter. Even if no-one changes their mind.
                                                                                                                        "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                                          Originally posted by premierstone View Post
                                                                                                                          You are probably right, but I wouldn't under estimate the bad blood between Poch and Levy, by all accounts their relationship is septic at best.
                                                                                                                          Why would Poch go to Arsenal when he walks into any job in the world?

                                                                                                                          United need to be ruthless, contact Poch, if hes up for it insta sack ole or else Poch will just sit back and relax til Madrid come knocking in the summer or jump in at Bayern.

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