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  1. It was never my intention to annoy people from posting on here, but it seems that I have.

  2. This one, it seems that I have annoyed far too many people when it wasn't my intention to do so. Thanks in advance.
  3. Ach, well f**k it then, maybe everyone is right. I'll not bother posting here then. I'll always have St Mirren at heart, always have. Let's hope for a good season.
  4. Seriously... I thought I was doing a "good thing" by giving information about how he played for Southend and the wages the guy was picking up. Why is that a "bad thing"?
  5. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-45519676 Now, what seems like a pretty simple case of Vote Leave breaking the law, if anything this is a massive boost for them. They now have the "get out of jail free" card of saying that ever law or rule they broke can be put into question because the governing body is giving out incorrect information.
  6. And here was me trying to defend myself from Northbank's claim! I read a forum post it was drink driving, posted that, found a link but never checked what the BBC said about it. Thanks for pointing that out, I'll amend it. The interesting thing is not so much the charge but the wages he claims he was picking up. Those seem eminently coverable at the Premiership level.
  7. So in an attempt to "give something back", I've gone on a little hunting mission regarding Ferdinand. For a start he was done for speeding last year, which fair enough is a bit naughty but the interesting thing is that according to court papers he was being paid £690 per week while at Southend. That doesn't take into consideration any bonuses or initial singing on fee of course. It's reported several places but here's the BBC.. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-41172265 Going by the consensus of posts on their forum https://www.shrimperzone.com/forums it would seem that he was excellent in the first season, and was given an extension on his contract based on that, however suffered injury at the start of last season and had some personal issues, both of these things apparently kept him out of the team (although Soccerbase doesn't really show a gap: http://www.soccerbase.com/players/player.sd?player_id=34292&season_id=150) and when he did return the general comments were that he was not the player they saw the season before. Phil Brown, yeah that Phil Brown, took him to Southend but he was placed on gardening leave at the start of this year. Here is a statement from the club: https://www.southendunited.co.uk/news/2018/january/club-statement-regarding-phil-brown and Steve Powell took over with Ferdinand featuring in 9 of the 14 games left. He was still under contract with Southend, but the club agreed to mutually terminate his contract after no-one came in to buy him during the recent transfer window. Here is the official club tweet: https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1035524626821070848
  8. (Edit: I shat the bed by being inaccurate in the very next post. You simply couldn't make it up! That said I'd still contend I'm not the _most_ inaccurate! ) And for the rest of you, not that I should need to but I can happily confirm that I am not an alias or anyone who posts on B&WA. I've had my account on here for years!
  9. Remember that little exchange we had on the other thread where you accused people of victimhood?
  10. I know that Colbert is not to everyone's tastes, I can take or leave him and find he drops to personal digs just a little too easily but he did a piece on O'Rourke... ...and then had him on as a guest...
  11. That has been annoying the f**k out of the loony right wingers in Texas. It's not just that it's tweets about Cruz but because of who is behind the campaign.... https://www.newsweek.com/david-hogg-ted-cruz-trump-billboard-beto-orourke-senate-texas-stadium-1101369 The old, "you are not entitled to have an opinion on gun control if you've been shot at", trope being thrown out by any number of idiots.
  12. Ah, right the VSG. The one thing I would say is that the VSG only take a small sample of people then extrapolate that to a national level. As you can imagine any minor irregularity in the source data of just 8,000 people is massively increased in weight when you apply it to 130,000,000 voters. The data has a 2.2% margin of error, and the data itself is from a survey and we all know how unreliable surveys are - especially considering the way Trump has acted you can expect a certain percentage will roll back on admitting to vote Trump. Now to be fair to VSG they are not intentionally biased by nature, and I'm not suggesting that. There is quite a lot of data, albeit they seem to be making a few assumptions based on the sampling size, so I'll need a little time to work through it.
  13. Right, so these figures you've seen, are you willing to share that source. This isn't a honey trap, I have studied the results in a bit of detail so I'd be interested to know where you are getting your numbers. btw, 9% is massive in a two party state. Considering that's a 4.5% swing that equates to roughly 6 million votes. Now it can't quite be worked out as simply as that due to the EC, but for comparison Clinton won the popular vote by a margin of 2.1%.
  14. As opposed to an irregular election? I don't think anyone is suggesting that the election was any different, except maybe Trump himself who continually claimed it was rigged - until he won of course, then it was only rigged where he lost a seat. The reason this election is a problem for most is how it was fought and who won it, not the process.
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