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Re: UK Votes to Leave EU / British Snap Elections (merged threads)
« Reply #75 on: February 02, 2017, 12:51:30 AM »

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Too many political threads in a basketball forum. Smh. C'mon now.

This thread is from June 2016.

In any case, if you think there is something wrong with it, discuss it with the mods.

By commenting, you just bump the threads you don't want to see.

I didn't bump a thread, it was at the top when I made my comment as were two other
political threads despite the Celtics having a great win.   I try to avoid these threads, but lately they have been dominating this blog.  I have never made a complaint to a moderator.  If people want to turn this into a political blog, by all means, but I think it stinks.  I take a peak at these threads too often lately as they get a lot of attention .  Yet, I have never seen a productive conversation.  These threads are dominated by hyper partisans from both sides where they praise those with similar toughts or insult those who disagree.  I have never seen a good conversation.  Just my two cents.  Please, more basketball and less politics.

>I didn't bump a thread, it was at the top when I made my comment as were two other
political threads despite the Celtics having a great win.>

It goes at the top every time someone comments on it. By commenting at it, you help keep it at the Latest Forum Topics (and for the wrong reason).

> I try to avoid these threads>

Please try harder.

You do not understand the difference between a basketball forum and a basketball only forum. This section is called Off Topic for a reason.

I explained this already after your first comment. There are not many threads. This is actually a pretty old thread. I try as hard as I can to keep all relevant info and comments into one thread.  To my mind, this is good ettiquete.

Again, apologies if seeing a current affairs thread in the Latest Forum Topics caused you distress. But the mods are the the people with whom you should discuss this.

When I made my comment on this thread, 3 of the top 8 threads on this blog were about politics despite the Celtics just beating the Raptors which was a huge win for our team.  At that moment, this thread was the most recent.  My comment was about the growing politics on this board, not specifically the exact topic of this particular thread or about you personally.
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Re: UK Votes to Leave EU / British Snap Elections (merged threads)
« Reply #76 on: February 02, 2017, 01:00:59 AM »

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Mods!

Re: UK Votes to Leave EU / British Snap Elections (merged threads)
« Reply #77 on: February 02, 2017, 01:07:37 AM »

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Mods!

Please tell me you are joking, if you are, that's pretty funny. 

Re: UK Votes to Leave EU / British Snap Elections (merged threads)
« Reply #78 on: February 02, 2017, 01:16:42 AM »

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Mods!

Please tell me you are joking, if you are, that's pretty funny.

>Do not "hijack" threads, either by taking them off topic or making them your own personal sounding post.  Generally, it is not appropriate to post in the same thread several times in a row to get your point across.>

http://forums.celticsblog.com/index.php?topic=10.0

Re: UK Votes to Leave EU / British Snap Elections (merged threads)
« Reply #79 on: February 02, 2017, 01:28:05 AM »

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Mods!

Please tell me you are joking, if you are, that's pretty funny.

>Do not "hijack" threads, either by taking them off topic or making them your own personal sounding post.  Generally, it is not appropriate to post in the same thread several times in a row to get your point across.>

http://forums.celticsblog.com/index.php?topic=10.0

It was my mistake for picking a random political thread to gripe about the overall growth ln political conversation overall.  As I explained, 3 of the most recent threads were about politics just after one of the biggest wins of the season.  I picked this thread because it was at the top of the "Latest forum topics" and I made a general statement consisting of twelve words. 

The only reason I keep commenting in this thread is to defend myself from your insults and calls to moderators even though I have clearly explained myself without any partisan comments or personal attacks.

Re: UK Votes to Leave EU / British Snap Elections (merged threads)
« Reply #80 on: February 02, 2017, 01:35:01 AM »

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Knuckleballer....if you ask the mods you can request "NCE" status and I believe you will longer see "current events" topics, including political discussions.


Re: UK Votes to Leave EU / British Snap Elections (merged threads)
« Reply #81 on: February 02, 2017, 01:39:01 AM »

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Knuckleballer....if you ask the mods you can request "NCE" status and I believe you will longer see "current events" topics, including political discussions.

I don't necessarily want to not see them.  I just think it's been getting out of hand recently.  Minutes after the Celtics biggest win of the season, 3 of the top threads were about politics.  I only made a very short general statement criticizing that without insulting either side or anyone personally.  I understand Greece was offended because my comment was in his thread, but I think I have articulated that had nothing to do with my point.

Re: UK Votes to Leave EU / British Snap Elections (merged threads)
« Reply #82 on: June 09, 2017, 12:34:32 AM »

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So after Cameron called a referendum to strengthen his position with the Tories and lost, Theresa May called snap elections to strengthen her majority... and is in fact on track to lose it.

This is just a hilarious cluster...  ::) ::) ::)
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Re: UK Votes to Leave EU / British Snap Elections (merged threads)
« Reply #83 on: June 09, 2017, 05:49:34 AM »

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The truth is that Brexit was not about immigration. It was about working people suffering under Tory austerity and UKIP successfully turning that into hate of immigration.

This election Corbyn has succeeded with the message that Tory austerity is the driver behind the dive in people's quality of life. He has also galvanised the young vote to levels not seen in decades.

The talk is still that Brexit will happen but we are definitely trending towards a soft Brexit if so, which is definitely better than laving altogether. However I'm still optimistic that people will realise the true causes behind their troubles and act accordingly.

One thing is for sure though, the trend to the right is reversing.

Re: UK Votes to Leave EU / British Snap Elections (merged threads)
« Reply #84 on: June 09, 2017, 06:01:44 AM »

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The talk is still that Brexit will happen but we are definitely trending towards a soft Brexit if so, which is definitely better than laving altogether. However I'm still optimistic that people will realise the true causes behind their troubles and act accordingly.


i've read some reports about delaying the whole proccess. I wish i had your trust on the common sense though ....


Re: UK Votes to Leave EU / British Snap Elections (merged threads)
« Reply #85 on: June 09, 2017, 07:42:28 AM »

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The biggest loser, however, seems to be not May but Sturgeon and the SNP -- they lost a bunch of MPs, and indref2 seem rather unlikely now.
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Re: UK Votes to Leave EU / British Snap Elections (merged threads)
« Reply #86 on: June 09, 2017, 10:01:25 AM »

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The biggest loser, however, seems to be not May but Sturgeon and the SNP -- they lost a bunch of MPs, and indref2 seem rather unlikely now.
Yes and they lost some heavyweights in the party in Alex Salmond and Angus Robertson. Still it was really a reversion to the norm, 56 out of 59 seats in 2015 was monstrous.

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The talk is still that Brexit will happen but we are definitely trending towards a soft Brexit if so, which is definitely better than laving altogether. However I'm still optimistic that people will realise the true causes behind their troubles and act accordingly.


i've read some reports about delaying the whole proccess. I wish i had your trust on the common sense though ....


At least from the snippets I've heard that was coming from the European side, them trying to remain sensible given the confusion. However May bludgeons on regardless... Not sure how this will work given she doesn't seem to have a solid policy...

Re: UK Votes to Leave EU / British Snap Elections (merged threads)
« Reply #87 on: June 09, 2017, 10:28:59 AM »

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The truth is that Brexit was not about immigration. It was about working people suffering under Tory austerity and UKIP successfully turning that into hate of immigration.

This election Corbyn has succeeded with the message that Tory austerity is the driver behind the dive in people's quality of life. He has also galvanised the young vote to levels not seen in decades.

The talk is still that Brexit will happen but we are definitely trending towards a soft Brexit if so, which is definitely better than laving altogether. However I'm still optimistic that people will realise the true causes behind their troubles and act accordingly.

One thing is for sure though, the trend to the right is reversing.
Unreal. 1400( more like 14,000) Rotherham GIRLS were groomed(raped and turned into drug addicted sex slaves) and Labour Party is still around. All because these "people" are so incredibly scared to be called racist when identifying the rapists. Call them crazy and liars and smear them for their entire life.

Immigration was part of it. Mostly about getting your sovereignty back,,,,,


Re: UK Votes to Leave EU / British Snap Elections (merged threads)
« Reply #88 on: June 10, 2017, 03:18:30 AM »

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Not sure what the Rotherham story has to do with Labour or Brexit? The men were of Pakistani and Afghan origin, we control migration from those countries pre-Brexit. The abuses occured across various administrations, Labour, Tory+ Lib Dem, and Tory.

Sovereignty was a big thing too, I agree. That is something that has some merit to it for sure.

Re: UK Votes to Leave EU / British Snap Elections (merged threads)
« Reply #89 on: July 11, 2017, 01:53:02 PM »

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Maybe we can merge these two threads?

http://forums.celticsblog.com/index.php?topic=85613.msg2238158#msg2238158


I want to post some new stuff on Brexit, it might be better if we had a single on current UK politics and the EU.

PS thanks mods
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