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  1. Thread: Beldisloe 1

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    Beldisloe 1

    the first of the Bledisloe Cup games was scheduled for Saturday just gone. All Blacks failed to turn up so that's a forefeit. Wallabies: 1 - All Blacks: zip. :aus:
  2. Thread: the Chiefs

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    Re: the Chiefs

    no need for that. Sharing is caring :aus::nz::love:
  3. Thread: the Chiefs

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    Hardly.

    https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/australia-should-change-flag-acting-nz-pm/3476016/



    But this is academic. I have decided that to converse in English is cultural appropriation...
  4. [QUESTION] Re: How do I "ignore" a thread so it doesnt even show in a forum list of threads?

    ... many have tried, but few have succeeded, ignoring The Dick!
  5. Thread: Knock on ?

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    Re: Knock on ?

    the journalist used the word 'harsh', not Gatland:
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  6. [QUESTION] Re: How do I "ignore" a thread so it doesnt even show in a forum list of threads?

    you could always ask an admin to close it.

    Personally, I find it somewhat cathartic. I get the opportunity to explore my unconscious biases in a safe space. YMMV, of course.
  7. Thread: the Chiefs

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    I might need recalibrating. I have a tendency to use this OK emoji in my texts. Apparently it may mean that I am a white supremacist. What does the hive think?

    4038
  8. [QUESTION] Re: How do I "ignore" a thread so it doesnt even show in a forum list of threads?

    are you sick of the Chiefs thread? In the words of the Eagles "you can check out but you can never leave". :)
  9. Thread: the Chiefs

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    the steamroller marches on (loving a good mixed metaphor):

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8586871/Dr-Stephen-Hagan-Coon-scrapped-wants-Pauls-rename-Smarter-White-milk.html
  10. Thread: the Chiefs

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    we call them Qantas but yes.
  11. Thread: the Chiefs

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    pretty true, most of them. But my lack of rage might just be my white privilege.
  12. Thread: the Chiefs

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    here's something fresh for us to gnash our teeth over:
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  13. Thread: the Chiefs

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    WASPS - what were they thinking? Canceled
    Saracens - seriously? Canceled
    Leicester Tigers - cultural appropriation of fauna from an oppressed country. Canceled
    Northampton Saints - Latter-Day aka...
  14. Thread: the Chiefs

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    that's the problem with 'offence'. It is such a nebulus concept. Who is offended, how many people are offended, etc. In today's world, it all revolves around corporations applying pressure to ensure...
  15. Thread: the Chiefs

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    4037

    Msf..
  16. Thread: the Chiefs

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    Sorry if I missed it but I can't see any reference to the Crusaders rugby team in your link
  17. Thread: the Chiefs

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    I haven't agreed to that. What I have agreed to is that if there is a legitimate group that feel offended (and not just professional SJWs) then I am happy to discuss & resolve the matter amicably.
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  18. Thread: the Chiefs

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    https://www.facebook.com/johnbcrist/videos/1660635490756182/
  19. Thread: the Chiefs

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    this article sums up my view perfectly. The aggrieved community weren't demanding a name change so the rest of us should respect that and stop demanding change on their behalf.
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  20. Thread: the Chiefs

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    what is the tomahawk sound?
  21. Thread: the Chiefs

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    Ah yes the Melbourne Rebels who were formed in 2010 and selected their name in deference to the losing side in the American Civil War. What were we thinking???

    But we've weasled our way out of...
  22. Thread: the Chiefs

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    I find it somewhat weasly to start off by mirroring the Crusades then to transition to "we are now crusading for something else. Not sure what that else is but it sure ain't the Crusades".
  23. Thread: the Chiefs

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    Just for the record are you saying that the original choosing of the name & imagery for the Crusaders had nothing to do with The Crusades as suggested in this article?
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  24. Thread: the Chiefs

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    yes, appears to not be fully accepted:
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  25. Thread: the Chiefs

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    The B & I Lions will have to change. Can't culturally appropriate the fauna of another continent :horse:

    Meteorological terms (Storm, Thunder, Hurricanes, Cyclones, Lightnings) and astronomical...
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