Uriah Heap

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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Canelo in Etiquette   
    I have no problem with the various recent posts.
    Race Cafe has always been a bit that way, in fact the vitriol used to be far more prevalent. I usually get bored with it before I get offended.
    I reckon 80% is tongue in cheek and needs to be treated as such.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Canelo in Etiquette   
    I have no problem with the various recent posts.
    Race Cafe has always been a bit that way, in fact the vitriol used to be far more prevalent. I usually get bored with it before I get offended.
    I reckon 80% is tongue in cheek and needs to be treated as such.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Canelo in Etiquette   
    I have no problem with the various recent posts.
    Race Cafe has always been a bit that way, in fact the vitriol used to be far more prevalent. I usually get bored with it before I get offended.
    I reckon 80% is tongue in cheek and needs to be treated as such.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Canelo in Etiquette   
    I have no problem with the various recent posts.
    Race Cafe has always been a bit that way, in fact the vitriol used to be far more prevalent. I usually get bored with it before I get offended.
    I reckon 80% is tongue in cheek and needs to be treated as such.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Gruff in DEMENTIA HEADLINE.   
    It's a bad time for a story such as this to come out, it being Junior rugby registration this month.
    I wouldn't be surprised if there is some link between rugby knocks and dementia, but there are many variables to discount first.
    The first thing I'd be asking the Taranaki rugby players from the early 60's is, "Did you have heavy drinking sessions following your Saturday rugby games?"
     
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    Uriah Heap reacted to Berri in Cheltenham   
    It really pisses me off that after all these years of complaining the.  folk in Petone don't cover or report what is undoubtedly one of the greatest carnivals on the planet. There are 270,000 confirmed ticket sales this year. Four of the races will be in the top ten betting races on the UK ( flat included) racing calendar.
    you would think that someone would have the intelligence and courage to include this event as a "must do" betting promotion for the TAB's customers
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Memphis2 in Super 17 or 18 or.... is here   
    An usually bright start to the season. All the Kiwi sides looked good and would be satisfied with their showings.......except the Hurricanes. They were awful.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from GONSTA in McCullum   
    Yep we were well beaten. It's mainly disappointing because, for the past year I'd been looking fwd to this series in NZ as one we could win. Once Starc and Johnson were gone I was even more confident. However it turned out we weren't even close.
    I don't agree in righting us off all together. Boult and Southee are fairly high up in Test stats but they didn't really fire a shot this season, against Aus. Williamson also struggled until that final innings and Taylor was missing. Henry looks a promising bowler/No.8 batsman, Watling and Latham are solid in the positions they fill. 
    I reckon the makings are there for a good team. They just need to fire.
     
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Memphis2 in Super 17 or 18 or.... is here   
    I may not be sure how many teams are in the comp.
    I may have picked the Cheetahs in the first round, after thinking the Juguar's were a South African team.
    I may not be able to understand the pools system and who can make the finals.
    But ..... Super Rugby is back for another season, starting this weekend, when Tana and his team are thrown in the deep end. U beauty.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from GONSTA in McCullum   
    Yep we were well beaten. It's mainly disappointing because, for the past year I'd been looking fwd to this series in NZ as one we could win. Once Starc and Johnson were gone I was even more confident. However it turned out we weren't even close.
    I don't agree in righting us off all together. Boult and Southee are fairly high up in Test stats but they didn't really fire a shot this season, against Aus. Williamson also struggled until that final innings and Taylor was missing. Henry looks a promising bowler/No.8 batsman, Watling and Latham are solid in the positions they fill. 
    I reckon the makings are there for a good team. They just need to fire.
     
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from chevy86 in Flag Change. Power and Ego?   
    Forget the politics and point scoring. Forget the cost of the referendum and the need for a new anthem.
    For heavens sake just vote for a new flag. Something that, when people around the world see it flying, spot the silver fern they go, "There's the New Zealand flag".
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from chevy86 in Flag Change. Power and Ego?   
    Forget the politics and point scoring. Forget the cost of the referendum and the need for a new anthem.
    For heavens sake just vote for a new flag. Something that, when people around the world see it flying, spot the silver fern they go, "There's the New Zealand flag".
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from aquaman in Trump written off   
    They have already started sinking the post holes and preparing the razor wire along the Mexican border.
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    Uriah Heap reacted to globederby12 in Trump written off   
    I cant believe anyone would take this (rich)Trump idiot seriously. But then again this is America, a vision of everything that's wrong with the world,encapsulated within its boundarys.
    He in my opinion would be a complete disaster ,should he prevail(which I doubt).The Hispanic element of America,s population would be apoplectic,given his views to date.
    Its like watching an enthralling Comedy show,untill one realises this is real.
    God Bless America.  I doubt it.!!
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    Uriah Heap reacted to Canelo in Steven Joyce   
    He's normally quite COCKey but I'd say by the time he stopped in RODney for a 6-INCH at subway Steven Joyce would have been TOYing with the idea of a harsh phonecall to the HEAD of his party and expressing his disgust that Mr Key had SHAFTed him by sending him along to Waitangi in his place. He would have prefered to be away on an overseas JUNKet but dont think he would have had the BALLS to actually say how he really felt. 
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Ashoka in Football (Soccer)   
    I am genuinely happy to see Chelsea win their relegation battle against Sunderland.
    The result v Sunderland was the perfect two fingered salute by the players, to their departing Manager.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from GONSTA in Jonah Lomu RIP   
    To my mind the old hand came out a fraction quick in terms of the Givealittle request for public support.
    Now we have information being released about the poor state of Jonah Lomu's finances when he passed away. Again, this info must have come from the family and Jonah's wife/Manager in particular.
    It just all looks a bit contrived in my view.
    I see where a real estate transaction occurred between Jonah and his father in law, involving a considerable amount of money. Has the Grandfather been asked how he can contribute to his two grandson's welfare?
    Having said all this I feel a charity match with profits to the two boys would not be out of order. Just don't hand the cash to their mother. 
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from GONSTA in Jonah Lomu RIP   
    Given debates earlier this year, the other thing I found irony in was -
    Jonah only rented the house in Parnell. The owners are Tai Qin and Jie Wue. 
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from GONSTA in Jonah Lomu RIP   
    To my mind the old hand came out a fraction quick in terms of the Givealittle request for public support.
    Now we have information being released about the poor state of Jonah Lomu's finances when he passed away. Again, this info must have come from the family and Jonah's wife/Manager in particular.
    It just all looks a bit contrived in my view.
    I see where a real estate transaction occurred between Jonah and his father in law, involving a considerable amount of money. Has the Grandfather been asked how he can contribute to his two grandson's welfare?
    Having said all this I feel a charity match with profits to the two boys would not be out of order. Just don't hand the cash to their mother. 
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Canelo in Chris Cairns   
    With the state of the Racing Industry in NZ right at this moment, can you afford to be bagging the current NZ cricket captain when looks to take an interest in horse racing.
    Kids (and grown up kids) who don't understand much about the recent perjury trial, are interested in what bat McCullum uses, what pads he wears, what he eats for breakfast,and what his interests are. One of those interests is Horse Racing.
    If you want to knock the man because he appears a little dodgy, then lets start a list of dodgy people in the racing industry. It'll be a long list.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Canelo in Chris Cairns   
    With the state of the Racing Industry in NZ right at this moment, can you afford to be bagging the current NZ cricket captain when looks to take an interest in horse racing.
    Kids (and grown up kids) who don't understand much about the recent perjury trial, are interested in what bat McCullum uses, what pads he wears, what he eats for breakfast,and what his interests are. One of those interests is Horse Racing.
    If you want to knock the man because he appears a little dodgy, then lets start a list of dodgy people in the racing industry. It'll be a long list.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Canelo in Football (Soccer)   
    Looks like the Phoenix are phucked.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Canelo in Klitschko v Fury   
    Can't agree with you there Ohokaman.
    If you want to see serious boxing you look to the lower weights. Best thing that could have happened for Heavyweight boxing is the Ukrainian losing to a bloke who cries and sings a song after the bout.
    Heavy weight boxing thrives on loud mouth showmanship.
    What i couldn't believe is we got to see it for free. I thought that didn't happen any more with boxing. I bet we have to pay to watch the rematch.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from aquaman in Refugees   
    That's right Yankiwi. These guys are lunatics and do not play by the rules. 
    It's like playing Foxton at rugby.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Fartoomuch in Kawi - Windsor Park Plate   
    He had a chance to get out before the turn and chose not to go that route. He sat, he gambled and rode for luck. The gaps didn't open, so he cops a bagging.
    If the gaps had opened he'd have waltzed home, no analysing of the ride, or maybe called, "A brilliant ride". That's racing.