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  1. A'Villan

    The VT "It's the weekend!" thread

    Had my high schools 10 year reunion last night. Playing in a 4v4 basketball tournament tomorrow.
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    The Film Thread

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    What Song Are You Listening To Right Now?

    Liz Stringer - Featherweight https://lizstringer.bandcamp.com/track/featherweight
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    U.S. Politics

    Trump is hostile and defensive from the start. I'm sorry but I want journalists making politicians uncomfortable and holding them accountable. Sure Acosta is a bit of a grandstander but at least he tries to challenge the president. I find it intolerable. People are dying from and living all sorts of tragedies. The world has lost over 50% of its wildlife in the last 40 years. Environmental issues. Surely the POTUS needs to be capable of starting and holding a dialogue where challenges and people come under scrutiny, including the POTUS themselves. What good is a few minutes of conversation where the participants can't even finish a sentence, let alone establish an inquiry, before personal insults are being thrown around. It's the little things that make up the big picture and this interaction makes me wonder how capable we are, as we are, to overcome the challenges we face. What you're talking about is the character of the 'leader' of the 'greatest' country. I'm a fairly optimistic person, but we're going to need some really strong willed, ingenious and benevolent men and women to pull their socks up and start taking positions of leadership if we're to turn this s*** show around.
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    Corporate evil

    I find the Bilderberg Group to be a bit suspicious.
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    Derrick Rose! Yes! I never thought he'd come back to form. 50 point game end of last month and a 31 point game including an impressive 7/9 from 3pt territory. Averaging 19 points per game.
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    College sports - general chat

    Anyone catch Zion Williamson's debut for Duke? He's 18 years old. The potential is through the roof. I'm a fan of all the greats and we surely have one here.
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    January transfer window 2019

    Being from Melbourne myself, I would encourage you to suggest Gabby Agbonlahor to Sydney FC. Their basketball team got Andrew Bogut and life needs balance, so their football team can have Gab! P.S Love your work.
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    Paddy's "Things that cheer you up"

    I don't think there should be an age at which you stop playing video games unless they are compromising other priorities or you're moving on to new pastures. I was very good at Counter Strike Source and clocked up about 3000 hours. I play a game of FIFA maybe once every few weeks. But that's been the extent of my gaming experience. I'd rather go play basketball for 8 hours then sit at a screen, but that's me. My brother will spend that 8 hours playing a variety of video games but still find time to work, study, travel and has an adorable relationship with his Mrs. I don't see the need to stop at a given age unless it's messing with your life.
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    Love martial arts. I have trained in Arakan and dabbled in Muay Thai. There's no room for ego when you're pinned to the ground by someone who could end your life. The discipline and philosophy has always attracted me as much as the art of combat itself. Never really watched UFC much. I've seen a few fights of Anderson Silva but his name is the only name that stuck with me. Recently my friend showed me the boxer who's meant to overtake Mayweather, I think his name was Joshua. I enjoy watching the fights but can't stand the hype that surrounds it and the way some of the fighters carry on.
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    Gun violence in the USA

    I get the impression you're being dead serious, but these things are hard to discern over text.
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    Gun violence in the USA

    The poor souls, for the most part, believe the right to bear arms stems from the founding fathers being concerned with the individuals right to bear arms. It was a different world back then and even if the intention of the founding fathers was to create a militia where all permitted citizens would be part time soldiers and have the right to bear arms, in order to prevent the need for a professional army that might encroach on the freedoms of the nations people, the reality is that the militia would be more effective at policing nonwhites than it would be fighting enemy nations, making the law somewhat redundant outside of ensuring slavery and racism was easily maintained within American borders. The founding fathers envisioning all citizens be part time soldiers in the militia meant that if there was political conflict between citizens, who were relied upon to enforce the laws as part of the militia, there was also division within the militia. When these divisions of interest turned violent, the government did not enjoy a balance of power over the citizens, as they were trained and armed. It was a different time back then and the American founding fathers did not intend on wal-mart stocking AK-47s for the sake of it. Neither did they intend on the USA developing a professional army of world conquest proportion.
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    U.S. Politics

    @NurembergVillan "Welcome to the 4th Reich" Absolutely. Only it's a cross breed with the Roman Empire reborn.
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    18/19 Race for Promotion

    Agreed for sure that the margins are fine. Promotion will require adequacy in all areas and excellence in at least one department. I watched the interview from Cutler and that gives me hope that Nyland will come good. I agree his presence is hardly confident or commanding right now. I'm hoping that it's a mental hurdle that can be overcome pronto. I'm sure standing between posts that are 7metres apart and 2.5 tall can seem like it's a lot more space to protect when you're anxious to impress and in a rut of form as a goalie. I don't see it as harsh to make comment of someones inability at a certain level of competition, Nyland himself has stated that he hasn't started well.