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Sports / Re: Calling all U.S Kopites
« Last post by Diego LFC on Today at 08:48:44 PM »
If I'm honest mate, I'm open to going to any of the sports as at some point or other have had some sort of interest in them. However out of the four I'd say Baseball would probably be last on my list. Looking most likely Ice Hockey and Basketball with the time we're now looking at.


I was only joking of course... if you are not really into baseball, then going to a game can very possibly bore the hell out of you... unless you're lucky to watch a particularly entertaining one.

I'm a baseball fan though so I'd love to experience going to a game... will certainly do that when I'm in the US.

I don't think baseball tickets are expensive at all, unless we're talking about post-season games. Each team has 162 games (81 at home) in the regular season so I highly doubt an individual ticket would be expensive, though prices may vary according to opposition (a game vs the Padres is probably cheaper than one vs the Yankees, I'd guess)
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The Kop / Re: Pre-Match: FC Basel v Liverpool Weds 1st Oct 7:45 KO
« Last post by JD on Today at 08:45:58 PM »
Not particularly confident about tomorrow.  Still think that Basel would be favourites for second (not a massive surprise considering they were the second seeds in the group).

I'd snatch your hand off right now for a nil nil.
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The Kop / Re: Halfy Half Scarves
« Last post by Diego LFC on Today at 08:44:19 PM »
I have an Accrington Stanley v Fulham halfy half scarf. Don't judge me.
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Sports / Re: Calling all U.S Kopites
« Last post by JD on Today at 08:43:15 PM »
However out of the four I'd say Baseball would probably be last on my list.

If you're going the baseball take some loose pants.  I went to see the Padres a long while back and couldn't move from the barrel of coke and 18 foot hot dog you are forced to eat get.

Although I'm guessing that is standard at all the sports?

Certainly don't remember it being that expensive - but maybe there is a big price difference with East/West coast?
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Computers, Gaming & Technology Board / Re: Android Appreciation Thread
« Last post by JD on Today at 08:36:02 PM »
That new Xperia arrived today - seems a mightly impressive bit of kit - certainly made the best 'first impression' on me of any phone I've had. 

At the cheaper end of the market I also had a go of the Moto G 4G today.  What a brilliant phone that is. 

If you want the pure Android experience without it being skinned all over then at £125 sim free that has to easily be the best priced smartphone out there.  And it's got a quad core processor in.  It actually felt a lot faster than the Galaxy S4 I had previously and it must be a third of the price.
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The Kop / Re: Halfy Half Scarves
« Last post by JD on Today at 08:22:28 PM »
Yeah before the Liverpool/Man U league game!!


The 6th March 2011 special scarf.  A unique event.  Only the 2nd time we had played them in the league that season.  Memories....  :roll:



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Current Affairs / Re: In Today's News
« Last post by Swab on Today at 08:10:12 PM »
Extremism comes from both sides mate and this is the other side of the coin. Maybe now you can see how terrorist threats can quickly change our way of life. Fear is a double edged sword, it not only makes people react violently to the threat, but makes them willing to accept restrictions that they believe may alleviate that threat. Governments are always looking for ways to make their power greater and our freedoms consequently less, fear makes this much easier. 

If we do have numerous terror attacks in this country I can see UKIP becoming a real force, only it won't be the smiling buffoon Farage leading it, it will be some real hard line NF extremist and I am not sure the Tory party is up to winning that fight.

Jacob Rees Mogg Says Farage Could Be Deputy PM In A Tory-Ukip Coalition
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/09/30/jacob-rees-mogg-ukip-farage-clegg_n_5905688.html


Again mate, I disagree.
Extremism only changes your life if you allow it to.

To me, it's far more sinister that politicians use the fear of terrorism to enact laws that curtail rights and freedoms.
This is no accident, we are becoming more and more like the USA, where it seems that nearly every news item is designed to terrify people into submission.
It's just one more reason why I am convinced that the threat is overblown.
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Current Affairs / Re: In Today's News
« Last post by LFCexiled on Today at 07:47:23 PM »
Another step on the road to a totalitarian state?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29427298

Note this part especially:
Anti terror laws have already been used against anti-fracking protesters at Barton Moss, this new law will simply make it easier to clamp down on and eventually get rid of, any form of protesting.
It will be used to hide behind by dodgy politicians. especially the higher ups, when it can name pretty much anything as a "threat to democracy" or call peaceful protests and/or demonstrations to be at risk from public disorder.
It ties in nicely with the future sell offs of the NHS (say goodbye to any kind of protest) and also the TTIP.

In the recent past, we have seen disabled people campaigning against cuts described as "extremists", and it will only get worse.


Hence the banning of reporting on certain protests or parts thereof for the last seven years or so (probably more actually). My sister went down to the education protests in that london gaff a few years back and said it was disgusting, the police were very heavy handed and corralled a peaceful protest into the back streets and were extremely violent but not one mention of it by any media source, the only bits on TV were of the main streets and extremely negative towards the protesters, just showing them attacking windows etc.

Nothing surprises me with this country any more, sadly.
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Current Affairs / Re: In Today's News
« Last post by s@int on Today at 07:43:01 PM »
Another step on the road to a totalitarian state?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29427298

Note this part especially:
Anti terror laws have already been used against anti-fracking protesters at Barton Moss, this new law will simply make it easier to clamp down on and eventually get rid of, any form of protesting.
It will be used to hide behind by dodgy politicians. especially the higher ups, when it can name pretty much anything as a "threat to democracy" or call peaceful protests and/or demonstrations to be at risk from public disorder.
It ties in nicely with the future sell offs of the NHS (say goodbye to any kind of protest) and also the TTIP.

In the recent past, we have seen disabled people campaigning against cuts described as "extremists", and it will only get worse.


Extremism comes from both sides mate and this is the other side of the coin. Maybe now you can see how terrorist threats can quickly change our way of life. Fear is a double edged sword, it not only makes people react violently to the threat, but makes them willing to accept restrictions that they believe may alleviate that threat. Governments are always looking for ways to make their power greater and our freedoms consequently less, fear makes this much easier. 

If we do have numerous terror attacks in this country I can see UKIP becoming a real force, only it won't be the smiling buffoon Farage leading it, it will be some real hard line NF extremist and I am not sure the Tory party is up to winning that fight.

Jacob Rees Mogg Says Farage Could Be Deputy PM In A Tory-Ukip Coalition
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/09/30/jacob-rees-mogg-ukip-farage-clegg_n_5905688.html
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I hate the fact we're now relying on poor old Sterling to do something special, or Sturridge.

Markovic and Balotelli look so off the pace it's scary.
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