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by papabear
March 18, 2019, 4:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 2 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 145
Views: 9153

Re: 2019 Rd 2 V Storm: Teams and Previews

I would be very surprised if we beat the storm. Then again I didn't think we'd beat the tits.

The storm have a certain intensity about them.
by papabear
March 18, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day
Replies: 649
Views: 21438

Re: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day

Didnt rapana have a go at fullback a few years ago and was terrible? What is interesting is leilua and cotric edge looked beastly in defence, so it will be interesting to see how that combination works moving forward and how they shuffle them around when rapana comes back. Sorry papabear, lazy take...
by papabear
March 18, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day
Replies: 649
Views: 21438

Re: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day

Didnt rapana have a go at fullback a few years ago and was terrible?

What is interesting is leilua and cotric edge looked beastly in defence, so it will be interesting to see how that combination works moving forward and how they shuffle them around when rapana comes back.
by papabear
March 5, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 517
Views: 33706

Re: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Teams and Previews

I watched about 20 mins of the england tests and they were killing rapanas edge i think with the roosters centre tupou inside him.

I love rapana as much as the next bloke, but I think Leilua cops all the blame when there edge **** up when it should be more of a 50:50 blame.
by papabear
March 5, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Worst spine in the competition
Replies: 57
Views: 3255

Re: Worst spine in the competition

LastRaider wrote:
March 5, 2019, 8:21 am
I can see why Para’s spine ranks better than ours. They have Gutho and Moses. We just have Hodgson.


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Moses is a negative. I would take sezer or any player over moses every day of the week.
by papabear
March 4, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Mackay steps down from the Canberra Raiders board
Replies: 12
Views: 1156

Re: John Mackay steps down from the Canberra Raiders board

Ge is like Ghandalf coming to helmsdeep.
by papabear
March 2, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1606
Views: 42706

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

You can put the submission without any admission to guilt based on the prosecutors facts.

Ie I am not guilty, but even if you are to believe the prosecutors facts it was only 6 minutes.

Though I agree with the sentiment on this thread.
by papabear
March 1, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Climate change
Replies: 63
Views: 1562

Re: Climate change

Ah... no. Because not in every paper related to climate change does it make sense to include a statement one way or the other. For example most papers relating to relativity will not include the line “we conclude relativity is happening”. lack of affirmation doesn't infer disagreement. But equally ...
by papabear
February 27, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Climate change
Replies: 63
Views: 1562

Re: Climate change

Ouch that almost reversed the strength of the argument.
by papabear
February 25, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Climate change
Replies: 63
Views: 1562

Re: Climate change

I watched the first half an hour of dubbys video. It was interesting. That said I am never a fan of data that appears to be more then it is. For example the amount of record temperatures set in the 1930s far exceeds what has happened in later decades therefore the 1930s was far hotter then today is ...
by papabear
February 24, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1606
Views: 42706

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Well if we have fallen off the horse on we hop.
by papabear
February 23, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1606
Views: 42706

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Also on another note why does the bloke who sits on benefits all day smoking cones have a vote that is worth the same as a guy raising his family paying a **** in taxes trying to improve the lives of everyone around him? I have never understood how that can be reconciled with our evolution, in any o...
by papabear
February 23, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1606
Views: 42706

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

To go back on topic. IMO this is a result of a such a regressive tax system that starts of at 0 and climbs far far to high. If you have a tax system where the bottom rate is the same as the company rate you don’t have this problem. 1 - there is no refund from franking credit and no double tax paid. ...
by papabear
February 13, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1606
Views: 42706

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Most of the hand wringing on immigration is how it is impacting our infrastructure. Well why don't they improve the infrastructure? Wouldn't that be also good for employment? I don't understand how a country can contribute to wars in foreign countries and the displacement of it's citizens and then ...
by papabear
February 13, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1606
Views: 42706

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Not me, that's for sure. Burn 'em to the ground and start again. Sure as hell not getting my vote. I look foward to you holding Labor to the same standards....cause you may recall the complete snd utter **** show they were last time they were in power. Yeah they screwed up last time but even so the...
by papabear
February 13, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1606
Views: 42706

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

just because I do not have any chips in that direct pot doesnt mean I can’t call a spade a spade. A govt tanking an asset class is stupid policy. Gifts should stay on the sidelines and keep their snouts in the trough. A govt tanking an already tanking asset class, well you can pick the adjective fo...
by papabear
February 13, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1606
Views: 42706

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Papa, that's just wrong. The plumber in this instance is working as a company. To use that money, he has to declare a dividend and pay it out. At that point, he has to pay the balance of the tax owing. He can defer the tax bill somewhat through a trust, but he pays before he can access it. I’m not ...
by papabear
February 12, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1606
Views: 42706

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Papa, that's just wrong. The plumber in this instance is working as a company. To use that money, he has to declare a dividend and pay it out. At that point, he has to pay the balance of the tax owing. He can defer the tax bill somewhat through a trust, but he pays before he can access it. I’m not ...
by papabear
February 12, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1606
Views: 42706

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

just because I do not have any chips in that direct pot doesnt mean I can’t call a spade a spade. A govt tanking an asset class is stupid policy. Gifts should stay on the sidelines and keep their snouts in the trough. A govt tanking an already tanking asset class, well you can pick the adjective for...
by papabear
February 12, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1606
Views: 42706

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Finance hat on. For those that can wrap their heads around it, thoughts on the franking credit refund debate? For me, it comes down to whether you accept the core premise that income earned by companies (but passed on to shareholders in the form of dividends) should be taxed at the shareholder's ma...
by papabear
January 25, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Wests Tigers set to sign Laurie Daley as halves coach
Replies: 55
Views: 3017

Re: Wests Tigers set to sign Laurie Daley as halves coach

Just a theory.... Great halves with natural ability might not know how they do it and so cant teach it. Players who teach themselves, or are taught, to be good halves, learn the techniques and can therefore pass them on. So it could be that guys like a. Johns and stuart might not be good halves coa...
by papabear
December 22, 2018, 4:26 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1606
Views: 42706

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Now I was only born in 84, so a lot of the above is just a basic analysis of the data. In conclusion, there is no doubt that spending seems to grow less under coalition govts then it does under labor, just looking at the numbers the payments figures tend to increase more on a percentage basis when l...
by papabear
December 22, 2018, 3:59 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1606
Views: 42706

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

The Australian Labor party controls the world economy? Sent from my SM-G570F using Tapatalk https://www.budget.gov.au/2015-16/content/myefo/html/16_appendix_d.htm I have googled a word copy of a more updated one which shows $10B deficit last year which is a dramatic improvement on where we have bee...
by papabear
December 20, 2018, 9:30 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1606
Views: 42706

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

to be honest you don't sound like a swing voter in this. I don’t sound like a swing voter in this because the Liberals have spent the last 6 years generally **** up things that I wanted addressed in that period: - SSM - Climate/Energy plan - House prices - NBN - Prime Ministers that cook onions bef...
by papabear
December 19, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1606
Views: 42706

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

But it is about re-election because at the time the public demand was not enough to override the factional fighting. Do you think the Liberals push it through their factional infighting 6 years ago? I can’t believe that you do. We know that they didn’t in their prior term. I don’t have an ideologic...
by papabear
December 19, 2018, 1:17 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1606
Views: 42706

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

There are flaws to that comparison and every comparison, but the democratic principle remains the same.
by papabear
December 17, 2018, 8:31 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1606
Views: 42706

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

If nothing else it makes economic sense to hold another referendum, even if it risks upsetting the idiots who still think brexit is a good idea. they held one already, the population voted. Imagine if the Liberals decided they didnt like the results of the SSM outcome and just stalled and ran it ba...
by papabear
December 17, 2018, 8:29 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1606
Views: 42706

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Yeah it’s a weird one and not quite as easy as a simple case of leave won so have to honor it, the leave side aren’t happy with the deal so should they be able to vote again now that they actually know what the deal will be rather than just the lies they were originally told. The SSM we knew exactl...
by papabear
December 14, 2018, 12:25 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Grounds for concern: Could 'super stadium' be on cards for Canberra?
Replies: 166
Views: 9760

Re: Grounds for concern: Could 'super stadium' be on cards for Canberra?

The NRL wont take the license of them, regardless of what they make there name. But honestly, if the ACT, wants to keep pumping money into an AFL club directly and now AFL facility, which is what a multi purpose facility is, then sooner or later you have to think what advantage do the raiders organi...
by papabear
December 14, 2018, 8:08 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: TPAs per club revealed
Replies: 125
Views: 5619

Re: TPAs per club revealed

Wait what is this graph showing? To summarise: Does the positioning of the little yellow bubble with "2017" in it mean anything? If it does, what does the height of the bars in the bar graph mean? If the bubble doesn't signify anything, what on earth is the Daily Telegraph trying to convey? The all...
by papabear
December 14, 2018, 8:04 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Grounds for concern: Could 'super stadium' be on cards for Canberra?
Replies: 166
Views: 9760

Re: Grounds for concern: Could 'super stadium' be on cards for Canberra?

If Canberra / ACT build a multi purpose piece of **** instead of a rectangular stadium the raiders should at the very least look to move back to seiffert and drop canberra from their name, if not somewhere else entirely. I know its not popular, but the canberra raiders make canberra relevant from a ...
by papabear
December 14, 2018, 6:17 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1606
Views: 42706

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

It’s makes a mockery of democracy to have another vote on brexit. Whether or not they go with this deal or not, if you just keep voting until the minority wear down the majority it makes a sad precedent. Imagine if aus did the same thing on Ssm. The issue was raised and done. If it doesn’t work for ...
by papabear
December 12, 2018, 8:24 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Cap management
Replies: 94
Views: 4405

Re: Cap management

Tbh it’s just his decision making sometimes that gets me, I like all his skills and fundamentals in attack but for me to often he invokes the Farah/ Fidler play when it isn’t on. Actually to be fair Farah just goes himself usually Hodgson passes after killing the time and space. Let’s all hope that ...