Uriah Heap

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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Emotive in New Zealand Netball   
    No great fan of Netball but quite enjoying the politics. My source tells me that a big part of the problem lies with Maria Tutaia and a couple of cronies who like to keep their distance from the rest of the team, including the Coach.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Basil brush in Hurricane tweets deleted.   
    Yeah that tackle was a shocker. Not sure why they needed to replay it 10 times. Looked a genuine "Red" from first viewing.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from scooby3051 in Winston in free fall ?   
    Race Cafe needs a section titled "Party Political Propaganda".
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from hedley in Darts champ gone   
    Raise your pint glass to Eric....and then raise it again...and again...and again........
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from globederby12 in Trump written off   
    TPPA.
    "Now children! Listen up! Donald has gotten over his tantrum. He realises he's been stupid and is not happy, sitting alone under the old oak tree, missing out on playtime. Do you think you could find a way to let him back into your game?"
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from oh dear me in These little bastards need sorting out....   
    And that would have to be Jacinda Ardern's fault wouldn't it rdytry? C'mon - don't disappoint us - link it to Jacinda.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from globederby12 in Vietnam war doco   
    Peter 5:5 points to it being highly unlikely the God will be using a man like President Trump for his purposes.
    "Clothe yourself in humility toward one another. For God sets himself against the proud (the insolent, the overbearing, the disdainful, the presumptuous, the boastful); but gives grace (favour) to the humble."
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    Uriah Heap reacted to globederby12 in Trump written off   
    I agree Chevy. I think because I have called Trump an idiot( and rightly so), that I am therefore a Clinton supporter. Frankly I don't give a monkey's for either.
    America gets what  it deserves.
    Lee is the same as 100,s, he doesn't get it either. 
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from barryb in Trump written off   
    100-1. Your obsession with what (ex) President Obama did and did and did not do while in office is a red herring. Obama is yesterday's man. It's the current President who is the issue and there are plenty of issues to discuss so far as he is concerned. It's not all "fake news".
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from globederby12 in Trump written off   
    100-1. Your obsession with what (ex) President Obama did and did and did not do while in office is a red herring. Obama is yesterday's man. It's the current President who is the issue and there are plenty of issues to discuss so far as he is concerned. It's not all "fake news".
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from globederby12 in Turnoffs   
    They're good lads when it comes to playing and they participate in plenty of organised sport. However, when not having organised games or practices, they're on the couch, whereas we would have gone out and hit cricket ball against the shed door, practised our goal kicking, or swung the golf club. About the only unorganised activity they'll do is shoot hoops down at the Court.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from crustyngrizzly in Turnoffs   
    Problem with u lot is you're dinosaurs. Probably still play golf and bowls. Teens in my house watched both Gridiron Conference Finals back to back. They know the teams, the players, they know the moves and will no doubt look to skip school and work to catch the Superbowl. Other thing they watch non stop - Basketball - NZ's fastest growing sport. Then they go to the Court and shoot hoops. They are why Sky is broadcasting American sport.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Memphis2 in Raelene Castle takes over Aussie Rugby....!?   
    It's not a beauty contest Ohoka. She's no nonsense and the Bulldogs picked up their game under her watch. She's a great choice for Aus rugby.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Memphis2 in Barrett goes back to back   
    World Rugby's Player of the Year for the 2nd year in a row. Not bad for a young fellow still not playing in his best position - Lol 
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    Uriah Heap reacted to Chestnut in Trump written off   
    Grandstanding is an interesting occupation, and psychologically speaking, it is an occupation, because those who do it believe they are doing everyone a favour and that it is their job to enlighten the masses.    Climate Change will be the undoing of Donald, because whilst he thinks he is making money for the US and his industrial, armament frenzied mates, he is destroying the very planet that he thinks he was born to save but his own arrogance and self importance and ever encroaching dementia, drive him to believe that nature isn't important, that man is more powerful and I think in the long run his legacy will be that he aided in the decline of much of what we love.. he can declare what ever he wants in the name of National Parks, but he does nothing to ensure they will be here for his great grandchildren to see or enjoy, it is all about Donald here and now, look at me.. look at what I'm doing for you.. tomorrow someone can tidy up - probably my PR people ..
     
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from chelseacol in Trump written off   
    That text about Time magazine "Person of the Year" is a tried and true Trump tactic. It's worked well for him in the past. He did the same when continuing to question Obama's citizenship. You merely put the story in the public arena. The truth doesn't matter. Those who want to believe will believe.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Insider in You’re kidding Matt Cross....   
    As Ron Dufficy would say - "He went the early crow."
    Top effort pfp. You've got big balls.
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    Uriah Heap reacted to Sandpiper in NZ Cup - Who will finish last?   
    There is honour in defeat. While the connections of one of these ‘stayers’ will collect the cup and squeak an awkward apology over the Riccarton PA there will be 11 others who manage to skulk away in silence.
    One of the jockeys will sit and smile broadly to himself in the weighing room after having to give up at the 1200 when his charge snorted, wheezed and shortened stride at the first ask for any effort. Never a hope the jockey smirks, so bad I didn’t even have to ride out for 8th place prizemoney.
    For most races my formbook-grinding winner-picker machine works on merit. For this average rating 83 lot though the settings were reversed so that it spat out the worst horses first.
    Here are the results
    Last - Gobstopper. Preferred racing style is to be a pacemaker for the other runners and then drop out to finish last. This has worked on 4 out of his 20 starts and can continue here.
    11th - Bee Tee Junior. Will pull out and whack away in front of the grandstand first time around.
    10th - Villa Elba. Earned the comment "too good" on trip to Southland. Something of a prerequisite I would have thought. Followed that win up with a "strong finish" to get within 8 lengths of a r68-er, whose form since reads 6-2-8-6-10. Carries the Zabeel line with shame.
    9th - Kaharau. As ridiculous as it is that a horse with the Banks Peninsular Cup as its greatest achievement is topweight in the NZ Cup, he won't be finishing last, even with an extra 4.5kg on top of an average effort in last year's renewal.
    8th - Zentangle. This one knows the game. Avoids effort by shaping to want a trip but when sent a yard over 2000m disappears in a puff of smoke.
    7th - Sureasyouwereborn. Another jaded journeyman. Plods around in anything over 2000m with occasional success. Consistently mediocre. When your sire is named Lucky Unicorn you can only ever be a disappointment, and this one does not disappoint.
    6th - Nothing Trivial. A trolling late entry. Well played by connections who rightly think that their sprinter-sired snowflake has a chance off his $10k Waikato hurdles win 9 seasons ago.
    5th - Locally Sauced. This beast racked up over $40k in stakes after only 37 starts. What's more, it's only 6. Will be conserving energy for 10 further racedays before Christmas.
    4th - Imperium. "Never a hope" in the Avondale Cup is encouragingly bad. Out of Ethereal and while there is only so far an apple can fall from a tree this one found a hill to roll down.
    3rd - She's Poppy. No wins or placings from 5 starts on good gives the only hope of a poor run.
    2nd - Sampson. Rarely puts in a stinker, wins good races. No interest here.

    Which leaves us with...
     
    1st - Pentathlon. Could be pulled up at the 1200 and still beat half this field home.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from chevy86 in Jacinda Ardern   
    We certainly saw this happen with John Key. Always seemed a decent bloke, but when required, he became very "flexible" with the truth.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Memphis2 in AFL wall punch   
    Richmond Tigers vs Adelaide in the Grand Final tomorrow. Richmond haven't got near a Grand Final since forever and their long suffering, fickle fans have poured out from the logs they've been hiding under. I've never liked Richmond as always thought they were soft and just failed to deliver (a bit like the Auckland Warriors or the Auckland Blues). However, two things - 1. They've easily got the best song and 2. Their star is a Kiwi boy. So just for tomorrow I might have to suck it up and say "Go the Mighty Tigers" 
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    Uriah Heap reacted to Sayer in Jacinda Ardern   
    It is very interesting to see the somewhat (sic) partisan approach subscribers and the general public have when it comes to deciding where Winston should align his party. His own party appears to be split 30/30 (40% undecided) and non-party opinion merely follows the voting patterns supportive of the major parties. Add to the mix an idea that Winston is in the process for personal gain/revenge and the pot just gets stirred.
    Surely there are only two questions he needs to consider before making a judgement call (there is no moral high-ground under MMP).
    First and foremost, is either or both major parties competent fiscally to govern the country. If the answer is only one of them then Winston has a clear and certain obligation to place his party along side that major party.
    If both are judged competent then his obligation is then to broker a deal that sees the most progress being made towards fulfillment of NZ First policy. It was the policy that prompted the party vote and Winston has a duty to those who voted for him to pursue to his best ability the attainment of those policies.
    Admittedly the judgement calls are subjective but that is why he achieved the 7%. None of his voter supporters expected NZ First to be a majority party, most I assume, wanted Winston in just the roll the election has given him.
    All he now needs to do is fulfill his obligations first to NZ and then to NZ First.
    "One man's opinion".
    cheers
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from globederby12 in Jacinda Ardern   
    Socialist?? Both Labour and National hug the centre line so tightly any talk of "free market" on one side and "socialism" on the other is a fiction.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Memphis2 in The Informant   
    Love The Informant coming out on Thursday's now. Sitting back browsing through it last evening. Along with the fields, it's a good read.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from mckenzie in The Informant   
    Love The Informant coming out on Thursday's now. Sitting back browsing through it last evening. Along with the fields, it's a good read.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from chelseacol in The Informant   
    Love The Informant coming out on Thursday's now. Sitting back browsing through it last evening. Along with the fields, it's a good read.