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  2. welp the next womens world cup is in 2023. so unless wants to take some additional swipes at Trump, this is getting shelved for the next 3+ years. & if she does take those swipes... it is no longer about womens soccer, but her & her alone. maybe she can Kapernick a Nike deal out of it. either way, most everyone is going to be forgetting about womens soccer for the next 3+ years. so is Chris Cyborg: odd that after all this time, she has NEVER faced: really weird how it works like that... regardless Mack Beggs is in College now & will be wrestling boys. wonder if they'll pull the same shit as the MMA above and pull ceremony BS, or will there be actual matches. i suspect this is another one we will never hear from again. and US mens soccer has been around since 1885. more than 100 years before the first national womens soccer in the US. so only the last 5 years has women's soccer actually started to be financially feasible in the US. that is the women's leagues negotiating power. 5 years of revenues, only the last 3 years based of 10 teams. and this is just not true. ONLY during world cup cycles do the womens US team generate more revenue than US men. So that is the year 2015 and this year 2019. just those 2 years they generated more revenue then the mens teams, tied directly to the World cup. when you include the years that there is no world cup, over all the men generate almost double the revenues of the women's teams. 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 & 2018 the US women's teams did NOT generate more revenue than the US mens teams. and from 2001 - 2011 the womens teams lost money & those leagues folded. prior to 2001 there was no womens league in the US, but the mens league goes back to 1885. and if you leave the US (and Australia) for the rest of the entire world, mens professional soccer absolutely dwarfs womens soccer for revenues by over 4 billion dollars. i'll repeat it again for effect... the US womens teams ONLY generate greater revenues than the US men during world cup years & for this current womens league, that is 2015 & 2019. otherwise the US men generate almost double that of the women. so no they don't bring in more money overall. if you think that, you have misread, or been mislead by articles that skew the details to favor world cup years. nothing unfair happening here at all.
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  4. The men's team came 3rd in the first ever world cup in 1930. Since then the best they have done is quarter finals. Other than this they seem to go between not getting out of the group stage and getting out of the group but them losing the next match. Although it must be said the standard of woman's football worldwide leaves a lot to be desired. Too many countires don't give a crap about it, unlike the US. The Woman's team bring in more money then the men's team but they get paid less, that is wrong. In the past the argument that the men's game brought in more money so they got paid more was commonly used, and for good reason, but that is no longer a valid argument. At club level it is a different story.
  5. I really dont want to wade into this quagmire, but that wrestling pic that is a biological female that wants to wrestle against MALES but isnt allowed, and far as equal pay our (Im American) women's team is heads and shoulders above our men's mess and probably deserves more pay, they actually win games. I do not follow traditional football, but Im pretty sure our men's team has never made it out of the first round (if thats the correct terminology) whereas our women's team is 4? times WC champs? I have no idea who pays theys players, but strictly speaking US Women's Soccer >>> US Men's. When you wade into other sports, they are strictly capitalistic ventures and no way could the WNBA command NBA salaries, attendance and other figures prove it, but with the US National Soccer Teams the opposite is totally true
  6. Doro

    UK Ship gets Captured by Iran

    I don't think the US should be the world's police force, and there's nothing in my post that would suggest I do. In fact, your response seems fairly disconnected to what I said entirely.
  7. Almagnus1

    UK Ship gets Captured by Iran

    Yeah, I was scratching my head on that one as well as Afghanistan made sense at the time (as we were going after Al Queada) - but it wasn't until later that I learned that we basically created the group that attacked us (cause we're skilled like that). Iraq felt like it came out of the blue, and I saw it as mostly finishing up what Bush Sr had started, and also with the info that was used for the attack as "ah, that makes sense". Later on I learned about how the CIA had basically played Bush and the entire thing was BS, but by that point... well... you get the point... As far as Desert Storm goes, yes I know, my Dad was almost deployed over there, and helped to train many that went over to help clean up that mess. So please explain to me why the US should be the world's police force, rather than the UN or the EU. IMO we should be leaving other countries alone, and let Europe and the Middle East sort out their neighbor. If the US wants to embargo Iran, that doesn't mean the EU should follow suit. I mean, I'm all for having our military assets over there to defend our trade ships as that's one of the reasons why the US Navy exists. That said, your ship, your problem - and if the UK can't deal with the issue, they need to rethink their priorities because if Iran can show the UK incapable of defending themselves, you're opening yourself up for pirates to start capturing your trade ships.
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  9. Doro

    UK Ship gets Captured by Iran

    Wait, what? Iran didn't fund ISIS at all, they actively opposed them (Saudi Arabia... well, I wouldn't put it passed them). They sent troops to both Syria and Iraq to fight them. A nuke isn't the most convenient or even effective way of mass killing people now, considering the risk/cost of it, which is probably one reason it hasn't happened. I've been very sceptical of all terrorist attacks in the last decade, since they don't seem to be about loss of life or even long-term impacts, they're really quite shit if you think about it. A dozen, maybe two dozen people? Out of millions in one country? All those other ways they could fairly easily kill a lot of people, like derailing busy trains, mass poisoning, trucks along busy streets, etc. They don't seem to focus on them. It's just short, low-casualty attacks. If I were so inclined, I'd suggest a conspiracy that they're not all they seem. When the CIA is the one still feeding the information, whatever claims they have about Iran that no other country seems to be able to verify should really be taken in a fuckload of salt. Trump is likely falling for the same shit, and it doesn't help that his ego is running the show when it comes to decisions. His stance on Iran is flawed as fuck.
  10. Jedy2

    UK Ship gets Captured by Iran

    I lost a crate of red wine on that. I said - "Even the Americans are not stupid enough to invade Iraq now" - "Wanna bet?" - came the replay in a flash. Seriously, it did not take a genius to predict the outcome. G.W. Bush was just too stupid to pick his advisers. I just hope Trump picks Albania to invade. P.S. The first Iraq war is another matter.
  11. Almagnus1

    UK Ship gets Captured by Iran

    That's not how I see it, as Iran (along with Saudi Arabia) are both major funders of ISIS/ISIL which is a destabilizing factor for the entire Middle-east (at least going by what I know of the issues there). I mean, the US should really just let Iran do it's thing and we should stop screwing with other countries since all it's doing is creating more messes than it's fixing. In this case, I think pulling out was the right move because the last thing you want to do to a tyrant is make them feel cornered as that's when a lot of people die when the dictators strike out in fear. To be honest, we never should have made the pact with Iran in the first place. This also ties into the attack that Trump balked on, as I think what was going on there was Trump figuring out who the warhawks are. Although... I think the world has forgotten the horrors of a nuked city so we may be getting a reminder of their terrible power - much to the chagrin of everyone involved. For that matter, I'm surprised that a terrorist groups hasn't snuck a nuke through our southern border with Mexico and used it on one of the major US cities. Once they got into a vehicle with license plates, all they'd need to do is drive normally to their destination, detonate their bomb, and the US would have a catastrophic loss of life. Touching back on the Iraq stuff, that was primarily caused by the CIA feeding other US agencies false information which only destabilized that entire region. Essentially, the CIA played Bush like a fiddle, so given the bad information Bush had, he made the "correct" decision that had terrible ramifications. Most forget that point as the media painted the scenario that Bush was being a warhawk rather than Bush was looking at the bad data and UN resolutions going "if the UN isn't going to act on this, I will".
  12. Jedy2

    UK Ship gets Captured by Iran

    Yes, I have not forgotten. The world seems to be ripe for imbecilic blond bullies. Remember this? Not saying those blond idiots are fascists, but they are sure stupid enough to plunge us in a war, and have enough support.
  13. cossieuk

    UK Ship gets Captured by Iran

    The last time he got involved with Iran it went so well didnt it
  14. Jedy2

    UK Ship gets Captured by Iran

    Read something today; β€œGessen writes that Putin is a fool, but that is impossible – fools can not be so powerful. Well, Americans know by now, that the world's most powerful man can have spelling problems, is unable to process texts devoid of images, or concentrate on something for more than three seconds. I have no intelligent explanation of this mechanism, but it has been proven empirically that it is possible for an idiot to acquire enormous power.” Just wait until Boris joins the Iran fray.
  15. Papi

    UK Ship gets Captured by Iran

    And let's not forget who was the loudest cheerleader for backing out of the Iran deal--Mr. John Bolton (who never saw a war he didn't like) and one of the architects of the I-swear-they-have-WMDs-Iraq war.
  16. Doro

    UK Ship gets Captured by Iran

    They were upholding it, though. There's no evidence they'd broken the deal before Trump threw it out, and making the assumption that they won't stick to it in the future is Minority Report-level bullshit. Let's not forget that the invasion of Iraq was also under the assumption that they had WMDs when they didn't. Rightly, small countries shouldn't be disarming themselves when the US does what it does, but Iran wasn't being disarmed, they were being offered a deal to avoid armament to begin with. They were keeping to it. There was literally no reason to pull out of the deal, except that it was clearly placating Iran and Trump couldn't have that. He didn't use any snapback option, he had to go all out and provoke a reaction by fucking with their economy. The trouble in the gulf right now really is Trump's fault, and plays right into the hands of the warmongers in Israel.
  17. Almagnus1

    UK Ship gets Captured by Iran

    It's that Iran made the deal in bad faith, as they were never going to uphold their end of the bargain. It's the same sort of shenanigans we saw with Sadaam Hussein and his inspections where Iran will show exactly what they want to show, which looks one way but is actually quite another. I mean going by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_nuclear_deal_framework After what Obama and Bush did to Libya, Iraq, and Afghanistan, there's no way in hell any small country is EVER going to disarm themselves, and this is what was not happening. Meanwhile you have idiots that believe the mainstream narrative that keep saying: Because they're freaking clueless (like most Brits truly are apparently).
  18. cossieuk

    UK Ship gets Captured by Iran

    It was Obama's deal
  19. Doro

    UK Ship gets Captured by Iran

    What was bad about the deal, though? I've seen Trump say that repeatedly, but he never actually bothers to explain it (in true Trump fashion). The implication being the US is somehow losing out in the deal, but there's nothing I can find to suggest that's the case. All that happens is that sanctions are lifted and Iran has to allow more inspections and scale back a lot of its nuclear programmes, which it did. The IAEA even said there was no evidence of Iran breaking the deal. There's even the "snap back" clause in the deal where if there's proof of Iran violating any part of the agreement, any nation involved can immediately cause sanctions to be put back into place without ever needing to leave the deal. Trump didn't use that, he chucked the whole thing out, likely because it was to spite the Obama administration yet again, and also to do what his Zionist masters want. Now we've got the US increasing tensions in the gulf, and the UK stupidly joining in to escalate it. With all the recent events, I wouldn't be surprised if half of the things the US claims Iran has done is actually a Mossad false-flag. Considering how vocal Israel has been about destroying Iran, and its continued attack on Iranian bases in Syria, it makes it fairly obvious who wants the escalation to continue.
  20. Urwendil

    Cordovan Strikes with Banhammer

    Selling gamble-to-win to spoiled pubers and kites to the pie crowd πŸ™„
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  22. Almagnus1

    UK Ship gets Captured by Iran

    As long as the US stays out of it and goes "that's your problem, deal with it" I'm fine with sitting on the sidelines and laughing. What gets me is that the comments somehow suggest that this is all Trump's fault as he saw that the Iranians were never going to uphold their nuclear deal, so just pulled us all out of a bad deal. Edit: Update https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7266349/Trump-says-Iran-big-trouble-seized-TWO-British-tankers-Persian-Gulf.html Best part of this is:
  23. Doro

    UK Ship gets Captured by Iran

    There's them sending a fucking warship to escort tankers, but they still missed it. Twice. The fucking morons. Edit: to be fair, they had it coming. They stole an Iranian ship for the assumption that it was going to "break EU sanctions" in Syria, as if that's any excuse. If a country doesn't want to follow EU sanctions, it's none of their business. Let them do the petty tit for tat sanctions directly on Iran instead, don't start holding shit hostage.
  24. Almagnus1

    UK Ship gets Captured by Iran

    So... this is a thing. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9544266/iran-british-oil-tanker-revolutionary-guard-royal-navy/ Honestly, I thought the UK had their shit more together so that this wouldn't happen.
  25. Honestly, I think the TERF's position on this and that of most female athletes is identical. Ironically, trans athletes competing against women is the most misogynistic concept yet.... and yet the people calling out the misogyny are the bad ones.....
  26. Splay

    Cordovan Strikes with Banhammer

    Here's the obvious in all that. At no point did I say or infer anyone who plays DDO were inferior and that includes SSG employees. It was posed as a challenge for Dev time by the suggestion, Nothing more. It also happens, I believe, I could beat any of them just as stated, no holds barred, in an arena setting. So, if that, in their minds constitutes an insult then so be it. It just might be they do suck at the competitive side of MMOs and cant handle this truth. Yet how is that offensive in any regard? I firmly believe that any normal person can accept their own limitations by trial and error and are willing to concede if they feel they are out matched and still not be offended by the proposition. I think, there is a larger truth here at hand. Turbine and by extension SSG have been beaten down by their own poor choices these last 12 years, that the only way they can exist and not self destruct is to hold each other's hands and sing songs of encouragement that one day they might get it right. But... we as their customers know different and they at SSG know this as well. So, the more time that passes the more they have a disdain for obvious truths. SSG creates Lord of the Misfits and those at SSG champion this cause, because they themselves identify with the misfits of society and anyone who even comes close to this truth openly, will feel some wrath. Well, here in their little kingdom anyway. The only thing I can say to this is, Cordoban πŸ–•
  27. Macdui101

    Cordovan Strikes with Banhammer

    I think the infringement is the suggestion that staff can't play and this is seen as an attack, I seem to remember getting several infringements when posts are inferred as an attack on current and previous staff of Turbine and SSG. Just a negative feedback post could have the same outcome at this rate. How can they run a business if all they can manage is to cover each other's ignorant asses all day long? Maybe you should use those 29 other accounts to make inexplicitly complementary posts, like the cockswallowers do... But how long has Cordoban got in the job, he's nearing War-stead/rubberbanding territory and he's hasn't a hope in hell of getting through Rohan on foot?
  28. Doro

    Cordovan Strikes with Banhammer

    You mentioned their precious DDO directly. Can't talk about that on a second class citizen forum! In all seriousness, he must be off his fucking nut to see some sort of rule-breaking in that. How big of a chip on your shoulder do you need to have to throw out an infraction for literally fuck all?
  29. Splay

    Cordovan Strikes with Banhammer

    Dear sapienze, You have received an infraction at The Lord of the Rings Online Forums. Reason: Community Rules Violation: Please read the Community Rules and follow them. ------- ------- This infraction is worth 1 point(s) and may result in restricted access until it expires. Serious infractions will never expire. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?674069-What-happened-to-Sev-saying-they-had-ideas-for-how-to-help-us-with-LI-grind-over-3-months-ago&p=7946457#post7946457 "Well darn it! Now you did it. The cats out of the bag and there is no stuffing it back in without getting many claw scratches and tooth marks. Maybe SSG should let us have cross-game arena pvp and who ever wins gets Dev time. I am sure my Minstrel or even my Black Arrow could beat any DDO player including if the DDO player was a SSG employee. No amending or adapting any class, race,or skill. Just what we have straight up. I might cower at first sight of a DDO Dwarf Blacksmith but I am fairly sure I would prevail. " This gets a player an infraction. My response in the LotRO mail back to him was. "Lmao Cordovan, what ever gets you through the day." Now for all you lurking cock swallowers. Just know, I have some 30 accounts and can change any of 6 IPs every 72 hours. Now you know, you can get some free LP by swallowing another load while gurgling out this info.
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