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a Forward. proctor of the Bullingdon Club, retired Barrister. Once ran 100 meters unassisted.

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The power of '1' - an ontology of numbers

I must acknowledge Bluesfan, who germinated these thoughts, and apologise to Wilbur Smith – this is no story of the courage of a single person in the face of oppression and adversity, or the conversion of a drop of water into a waterfall – this is a story of the numbers, plain and simple.

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Super Rugby fantasy versus reality

I worked with a group of Englishmen who introduced me to Fantasy English Premier League – I performed poorly until I learned that picking a side to win a fantasy league is entirely different to picking a side to win an actual game.

Correct, and Wells may well have been “jolly” with two tries, but “johnny on the spot” is what he was. And, just because he scored two tries doesn’t mean he contributed much to the game.

Super Rugby team of the week: Round 14

Highly unlikely to seek or be granted any form of injunction….if he sues, it will be for unlawful termination and damages. The alternative remedy is to have his contract reinstated which would lead to a ridiculous outcome where he is paid for the next few years, but won’t be selected…..Oh wait! I hear Quade’s name……

Folau's contract officially torn up by RA, but court challenge looms likely

brilliantly put JJ

Israel Folau has been unfairly hounded out of Australian rugby

No adjectives can adequately measure this brilliantly constructed offering Harry.

Yes, prema donnas inhabit the Wallabys and Tahs….. defined as “vain or undisciplined person who finds it difficult to work under direction or as part of a team, putting themselves above the team”.

Are these Wallabies moral enough to win the World Cup?

Hilarious!

Will Raelene Castle survive the Folau scandal?

Good on you Rob, how do I get one? (Missus like yours!!)

Will Raelene Castle survive the Folau scandal?

FMD, I never knew that, thanks.

Will Raelene Castle survive the Folau scandal?

Castle earns $800K, right?

Isn’t that astronomical?

Will Raelene Castle survive the Folau scandal?

”the destruction of the Fox Sports influence over Rugby Australia”

what do you mean? (Serious question)

Will Raelene Castle survive the Folau scandal?

”People like me” – are you serious?

You don’t know me from a bar of soap, let alone what I stand for. You’re Sir are impertinent and presumptive, supercilious, and judgemental.

There is absolutely nothing in what I posted that would enable a reasonable- minded person to come to the conclusion you have come to.

Get Israel Folau and Alan Joyce across the table

If a person doesn’t support SSM, that, I think, amounts to discrimination, and if a person behaves in a discriminatory manner, this is the equivalent of being non-inclusive.

And please don’t call my thoughts childish.

Perhaps you can explain your position?

Get Israel Folau and Alan Joyce across the table

Folau turned down $1.0 m i l l i o n dollars…………..why would he talk to Joyce…

Get Israel Folau and Alan Joyce across the table

I wasn’t referencing how he sees himself Gloria: the moment was how the public sees him.

Australia decides: Who would vote for Izzy?

Disagree. It’s not the money.

Australia decides: Who would vote for Izzy?

I think you’re suggesting there should be another box: “do you think Folau has the skills to be selected for the Wallaby’s at all”

Decides along sectarian lines:
NSW – 100%
Qld/ WA – 0%
Vic – “Israel who”

Australia decides: Who would vote for Izzy?

Not everyone has as sophisticated structure as you. There is a more basic Australian threshold, called the pub-test. Folau failed it, so would the entities I mentioned, irrespective of your framework, which is all too rigerous and academic for the average punter.
But, I respect your view and I’ll defend, to the death, your right to express it!!!

The Folau freedom of speech double standard

No Ralph. Your proposition assumes that ISIS and Hamas and Boko Haram can post their religious beliefs and scripts without sanction.

You can’t be serious.

The Folau freedom of speech double standard

Your argument assumes any number of religious crackpots, under the guise of religious freedom, can post what they like, because its in the book containing a religious philosophy they subscribe to. I assume you have no truck with ISIS, or Hamas, or Boko Haram making public statements in line with their good book.

I’m sorry “JC” that your argument is entirely fatuous.

The Folau freedom of speech double standard

Spot on: major leadership role across a wide variety of stakeholders, and impressionable folks.

The Folau freedom of speech double standard

The ”because its in the bible” argument opens the door for every other religious crack-pot to quote offensive stuff from every other religious text, with impunity.

The Folau freedom of speech double standard

I liked this article a lot. I also rated it a sold 8, until the last sentence, then it got a solid 10+.

The Folau freedom of speech double standard

Cue: loud chuckle! Very amusing.

The best Rugby World Cup bolters of all time

He didn’t make his first or early and spectacular appearance at a World Cup – that’s the point of this well-researched article.

The best Rugby World Cup bolters of all time

Folau is a Luddite who has failed to move with the times. His words fail the pub test and the referendum proves 64% of Australians disagree with him. QED.

The best Rugby World Cup bolters of all time

Eales on field prowess not matched by IQ.

The best Rugby World Cup bolters of all time