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  1. Older Gersnetters will remember those wonderful annuals edited by Ken Gallacher, 'Playing for Rangers'? Every year for nearly thirty years, your Christmas stocking contained wonderful tales of derring-do and unbridled optimism for the remainder of the season. All the insight on new signings, cup ties won and lost, and an interview or two with unsung members of the back room staff. A shattering defeat in a Euro tie during early Autumn nights, was guaranteed to be revised. The conclusion was always along the lines of, "but for a couple of unfortunate peripheral factors ie baking heat in Spain, d
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  2. Although most of us have celebrated the downfall of the MSM as social media, blogs and pocasts took over, I think as we see the resulting polarisation and misinformation this causes we may actually long for the days when news came to us via the filter of professional journalists. Even the filter of parents.
    3 points
  3. I have for a long time thought that a large part of the problem in the US is that people simply don't know how to be arrested. Or appear to not know. Take the Eric Garner case as an example. He died during an arrest. Now many people appear to think that he died due to a police 'choke hold' That wasn't the case at all. He was wrestled to the ground by a choke hold but the choke hold itself was very brief. A few seconds and no more. My issue with what followed is that I think he died because he was a morbidly obese man being pinned down on his stomach with weight being exerted on his back. Wh
    3 points
  4. Do we have a new main shirt sponsor in Unibet? Another crappy gambling firm! Anyone else reminisce of being sponsored by good Scottish companies like double glazing? Ok so that’s a joke, but beer and gambling are not good role models for future generations of our kids. I know these income streams are vital but we harp on about inclusivity and our place in society and the community but then advertise a gambling brand as our most visible sponsor. Is it only me that thinks that’s a bit hypocritical?
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  5. Thought he was a civil rights lawyer? Sure I read that somewhere
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  6. Sorry mate, I didn't mean to suggest that you hadn't listened to it in full - I can see how it read that way. I was intending to back up your recomendation, to all posters, of it being well worth a listen. I've passed the link to a number of people - I know so many folk who, to this point, have shown no interest in rationally analysing the facts around perceived police racism (in America and beyond). It seems like they just want a simplistic story of goodies and baddies so that they can vent their outrage. And (as Sam says) if you dare hint that things may be more nuanced and
    2 points
  7. I don't think anyone is suggesting that shooting first is an acceptable solution. What's being suggested in that video I posted is that resisting arrest, when the man you are forcing into a physical struggle has a gun, enormously raises the prospects of a deadly outcome. Cops aren't Bruce Lee or Joe Calzaghe, they're just you or me finding themselves in a physical confrontation with someone who may be bigger, stronger, younger, more athletic. And fearing that the gun may now end up in his hands. Whether the arrest be right or wrong it can't be resisted. Comply, take it back to the police
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  8. These things are relative to overall living costs. There's little point in comparing Italy with America, mainly due to the amount of weapons Americans carry.
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  9. Will Leigh Griffiths be taking the knee alongside him - just to ensure that hypocrisy is alive and well ?
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  10. Probably, you know how the left are with the jews. According to the Old Testament, the Jews were one group of slaves in Egypt. The Israelites had been in Egypt for generations, but now that they had become so numerous, the Pharaoh feared their presence. He feared that one day the Isrealites would turn against the Egyptians". There's a lesson for us all if ever i heard one
    2 points
  11. Did you know that many years ago the actor Wilfred Hyde White had written into his contract that he was to be excused any filming during Ascot , now that's class .😄
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  12. Of course Les Gray would say that... his team is second bottom and he’s desperate to start the season so nothing more can be done !
    1 point
  13. Compo is a beneficiary of a private education; truly, he is Gersnet's Lord Snooty.
    1 point
  14. Maybe Hamilton Burger? Making mincemeat out of the SPFL?
    1 point
  15. JFK always thinks before posting and though I often disagree with him it makes a change from purely visceral reaction (sometimes am guilty of that myself).
    1 point
  16. Plus another factor is that George Floyd wasn't shot and to my knowledge a gun was never drawn.
    1 point
  17. ANY police officer shouldn’t reach until they believe they are being threatened. You say the guy in Atlanta shouldn’t have been fired upon. What if he had tased the cop he took the taser from and then took his firearm from him whilst he was incapacitated ? That officer’s life was at risk. Even if he felt it was wrongful arrest he literally broke the law right there by taking the officer’s taser - yep, that would have endEd up well in court wouldn’t it ? you can’t compare the British police to the US police. British police know there is a fairly low (though n
    1 point
  18. Yes, it’s IS OK for a cop to shoot first - care to know why ? Because they have the right to discharge a firearm in the carrying out of their duties. They are, or should be, professionally trained to know WHEN the discharging is lawful, legal and within the remit of their duties. Suggesting a policeman should wait until AFTER someone has fired at them is lunacy - the person shooting at a policeman is highly likely to be a criminal, plain and simple. If you are seriously suggesting a police officer should wait until after he has been shot at to discharge his weapon we
    1 point
  19. There can be no disputing that Harris is anti right and very similar to Bill Maher in his views. And very similar to me overall. I have to mistrust people who rigidly maintain an adherence to either right or left ideology no matter what the circumstances. I made a previous post critical of flying confederate flags, erecting/maintaining confederate monuments in public spaces. The vast majority in the US who would disagree with me on that issue try to claim a historical reasoning. While the reality is they're not history buffs and these flags/statues have no context outside offe
    1 point
  20. Social media doesn't help. I have associates on both sides with this situation and all they do is converse with like minded people, resulting in sharpening attitudes. I don't doubt that some Police officers (here and in the US) are a bit racist. But there are other factors involved and it's not as simple as many are suggesting. Tantrums and finger-pointing become tedious in a very short timeframe.
    1 point
  21. Hearts Statement: https://www.heartsfc.co.uk/news/article/club-statement-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8
    1 point
  22. Lockdown or not its Ascot tomorrow a great meating for racing enthusiasts ,think I will put on my claw hammer jacket and lum hat and sit outside watching it on the big television.
    1 point
  23. You've missed the point. If you skip on in the video that JFK posted, to around the 1:11 mark, Sam Harris words it far better than I could, but the gist of it is that if you are wrongfully arrested, resisting arrest is not going to convince the policeman that he's made an error - it's only going to dramatically increase the risk of you getting hurt. And that's especially true in America where the presence of a cop automaticallly means a firearm is present. I've bookmarked the section below -and I honestly believe if you listen to it for 2 minutes, you'll find nothing to disagree wi
    1 point
  24. The marked difference between these and EBT's in theirs and our situation is that theirs weren't administered by the club. Which means Celtic can, legitimately, claim that what their staff do with their own money is their own business and it is nothing to do with the Club.
    1 point
  25. I've had a few run-ins with police in America and couldn't fault their conduct, especially in the southern states. Granted they've all been down to speeding and I've never been high on drugs or tried to steal their guns. I had one experience in southern Missouri when I was pulled over for speeding and was invited to sit in the front of the police car. I got the sort of polite ticking off I used to get at school. My kids were looking out the back window of our car, delighted that the old man was going to jail. Asked to produce my licence I handed over my licence UK card. He looked b
    1 point
  26. Has anyone suggested otherwise?
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  27. The whole podcast is well worth a listen if you have the time. Sam Harris is largely liberal but he has absolutely no time for "wokeness" and regularly gets a backlash for applying science and rationalism, and telling it how it is with regard to race and gender.
    1 point
  28. This was apparently photoshopped, there was no knife. One silver lining on all this is that it will put a dampener on Labour's revival in the polls. The comments coming from Labour politicians (and SNP) are a reminder of why the country handed the Tories a landslide a few months ago.
    1 point
  29. un búfalo hembra 👨‍👧💙
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  30. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P_BMC_ziURto8bl5LvtSzapQHu0TACHD/view
    1 point
  31. Wrong kind of slaves now? Furfuxake
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  32. M'lord, I plead the Seville Calculator.😁
    1 point
  33. Nah, powder dry until I have the whole story. Once you let them know, they'll clam up and start hiding things. Meeting arranged with their MD on Monday.
    1 point
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