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Which Tyler

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    AKA: Aidan
  • Birthday 02/19/1976

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    UK - West Country
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    My name's an homage to the grammatically incorrect Wat Tyler, who led the Peasant's Revolt a mere 640-odd years ago. The avatar is the Monty Python crew having a bit of a moan about Pedants like myself. My pedantry is keen, but unskilled I'm afraid.
    My principal hobby is rugby, from which I retired (hurt) just over a decade ago; though I still follow the game, and support both the grass roots level, and Bath in the English top flight. I seem to be a much better supporter than I ever was as a player. I'm a fan of historical fiction and comedy, with Terry Pratchett and Bernard Cornwell as my favourite authors.

    I don't bake, knit, crochet, spin etc but I try to carry my weight about the house by being a keen, but unskilled (hmmm, that phrase seems to sum me up really) at gardening and DIY. I am, however engaged to Ali who does all of the that; though she rarely bakes - that's more for self-preservation of the waistline than anything else. She also has a tendency to steal my account log-ins for any discussion forum I use (most likely, if you see me posting in Dr Who, that'll be her); though I will make sure she doesn't use any of my mod-privileges.

    Beyond that.... I'm a chiropractor, and I work alongside Ali (massage therapist) as just the 2 of us in a small town that seems to spend half it's time under water since we moved here. We have 2 cats, 1 dog and 0 offspring are confirmed generation X-ers; and one of those lame-arse couples who got engaged a decade ago, but still haven't gotten around to actually getting married. My humour is generally inappropriate, but I enjoy bickering as well; so all's well that ends well.

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  1. Canterbury, not Cambridge isn't it? It's also been reported that the party isn't happy, and are looking to find a new candidate, as there's no pact between Lib Dem and Labour. I don't known how accurate the report
  2. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/nigel-farage-brexit-party-tory-seats-peerage-election-boris-johnson-a9198996.html? Garage offered a knighthood, suspiciously soon before independently, and entirely coincidentally, that he likes Cockwomble's dealafter all, and stands down 300 candidates. This also happened today: https://mobile.twitter.com/ElectoralCommUK/status/1194258776561508352
  3. FTFY And, I haven't been wanting to spread this, especially today - but "my" Tory / ERG MP posted a picture of a wreathe with the BnP logo front and centre yesterday - unconfirmed rumours that he may even have laid it! So this has already been politicised
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    Rugby: Building up to Japan

    There's also that most Olympic sports have more than 2 competitors in the final, and that there's a decent gap between the end of the final, and the medal ceremony. At the RWC it's a couple of minutes after heart break with no time to gain perspective, and you've literally just lost. At the olympics you have the best part of an hour, you've had a shower and a massage, you've spoken to your family, let the adrenaline run out; and you still beat 6 other people on the day. Beyond that, of course, many Olympic sports have an element of the personal best about them - which goes some way to mitigating disappointment; whilst all of them have the benefit of rapid turnaround - a week between the semi and the final is enough to dissipate any feeling that you've exceeded expectations just by being there, a day... less so. Looking at other sports with 2nd place trophies, you very rarely see the runner-up at Wimbledon looking happy to have just lost - and that's with way, way more experience at it.
  5. Yes, because we should all trust the Tory party's "analysis" of labour policies when they're doing anything and everything to distract from the report on Russian funding of the leave campaign, and the Cockwomble's inappropriate actions as mayor of London (and the hush-up that would otherwise be the lead story everywhere today)
  6. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/09/boris-johnson-jennifer-arcuri-iopc-delay-announcement-investigation?
  7. He wants rich people to pay tax, even if they have off-shore bank accounts and a few shell companies.
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    UK Politics: A Partly Political Broadcast

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    Rugby: Building up to Japan

    Because actual evidence emerged rather than rumour. There's a big difference between supporting a player's new business (all clubs do this), and gifting a player a fully functioning business with significant investment from the club owner. My memory suggests the pay James Johnson was rumoured (not proven) to have had... favourable terms selling pies to Saracen's fans. Most of the rumours though, were that their South African imports were being given property in South Africa, with the money never touching British shores, and outside the ability for PRL (or the Inland Revenue) to investigate them. The Vunipolae were (allegedly) given a multi million pound property portfolio and experienced solicitors and estate agents to manage it for them, with Wray remaining a silent partner in the business, for now.
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    Rugby: Building up to Japan

    The business partnerships is new knowledge. Came out a few months ago and was investigated, this is the resulting that investigation. Before that, there were plenty of rumours of plenty of clubs finding plenty of loopholes; but precisely 0 evidence of anything beyond mild accounting errors.
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    His Dark Materials Series

    Loved it
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    UK Politics: A Partly Political Broadcast

    Not so sure about that. There were a lot of reluctant leavers. Remainers who were happy enough to honour the first ref result (or considering a fait acompli, &/ believed that no competent government would particularly scrww it up), and were voting on things other than Brexit, despite giving a damn about it. I fully own up to being one of them.
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    Rugby: Building up to Japan

    Well played South Africa, comfortably the best team on the day, and that's all that matters!
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    Rugby: Building up to Japan

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    Rugby: Building up to Japan

    Been up for 2 hours (and tossing and turning for a good hour before that) Just finished researching Eng v NZ and fully pumped. About to rewatch RSA v Wal - which out me back to sleep, or may see confidence riding far too high