Uriah Heap

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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.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from crustyngrizzly in Refugees   
    They have done this before and so have the Americans, for quite a few months. What they are finding is that it is largely ineffective. It's a bit like cutting off the head of that mythical beast. It immediately grows another one. 
    Further to this, I think the reason President Obama will not commit ground troops, is that he is being told it's a battle you will not win by sheer force. They live in the shadows and the fight must be taken to them in the shadows. This is why that fellow Snowden and his exposing of Amercian surveilance and spying was so damaging to the Wests ability to fight this foe.The terrorists noted how they were being monitored and altered their communications accordingly.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Canelo in Kane Williamson   
    He got a "big one", but (previously) Scratchy Taylor comes right and puts in the biggest one of all.
    Taylor looked worse than a Presidents grade No.11 in Brisbane, so this innings really is a tribute to his fortitude. Not the first time he's turned his form around like this.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from final luca in Nugget   
    Speaking of lazy youth. I looked at my College age son's shoes the other day and commented "They could do with a bit of nugget."
    "What's that," came the reply.
    This morning I cleaned them for him and showed him. "That's what nugget does," I said.
    "That's amazing, they look great, can you do that for me every morning."

     
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Grant R in michelle pain   
    It's a cynical man who will look to knock the gloss off this feel good story. First women jockey to win the Cup and her downs syndrome brother is the strapper.
    Let the young woman have a crack in her moment of glory.She's just won the Cup on a roughie, she's on the biggest stage, the adrenalin's pumping and she's loaded up. When you've won the right to stand on the stage your entitled to have your say. Good on her I say.
    Pollyanna Heep
     
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Grant R in michelle pain   
    It's a cynical man who will look to knock the gloss off this feel good story. First women jockey to win the Cup and her downs syndrome brother is the strapper.
    Let the young woman have a crack in her moment of glory.She's just won the Cup on a roughie, she's on the biggest stage, the adrenalin's pumping and she's loaded up. When you've won the right to stand on the stage your entitled to have your say. Good on her I say.
    Pollyanna Heep
     
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Grant R in michelle pain   
    It's a cynical man who will look to knock the gloss off this feel good story. First women jockey to win the Cup and her downs syndrome brother is the strapper.
    Let the young woman have a crack in her moment of glory.She's just won the Cup on a roughie, she's on the biggest stage, the adrenalin's pumping and she's loaded up. When you've won the right to stand on the stage your entitled to have your say. Good on her I say.
    Pollyanna Heep
     
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Grant R in michelle pain   
    It's a cynical man who will look to knock the gloss off this feel good story. First women jockey to win the Cup and her downs syndrome brother is the strapper.
    Let the young woman have a crack in her moment of glory.She's just won the Cup on a roughie, she's on the biggest stage, the adrenalin's pumping and she's loaded up. When you've won the right to stand on the stage your entitled to have your say. Good on her I say.
    Pollyanna Heep
     
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Grant R in michelle pain   
    It's a cynical man who will look to knock the gloss off this feel good story. First women jockey to win the Cup and her downs syndrome brother is the strapper.
    Let the young woman have a crack in her moment of glory.She's just won the Cup on a roughie, she's on the biggest stage, the adrenalin's pumping and she's loaded up. When you've won the right to stand on the stage your entitled to have your say. Good on her I say.
    Pollyanna Heep
     
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from TOM(the other Molloy) in Was it a great Melbourne Cup?   
    I agree. One month for knocking out four or five horses is weak. Dettori thought he was in a rodeo. What they should have done is say, "We need to see you riding in Australia for one month, prior to any future ride in one of our big races."
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from crustyngrizzly in SOPRANO departure.   
    Yes I recall Uncle Pat very well. Big Tony and Little Tony ( Big T's cousin) used to go for summer holidays up there. It was poignant that this is were Little Tony went to hide after killing one of that nasty bastard from New York's crew. Eventually after much procrastinating Big Tony went up to the farm and executed his cousin. He was a pragmatic man Big Tony.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from crustyngrizzly in SOPRANO departure.   
    Yes I recall Uncle Pat very well. Big Tony and Little Tony ( Big T's cousin) used to go for summer holidays up there. It was poignant that this is were Little Tony went to hide after killing one of that nasty bastard from New York's crew. Eventually after much procrastinating Big Tony went up to the farm and executed his cousin. He was a pragmatic man Big Tony.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from jimsmith in Guilty until proven innocent.   
    From my understanding, I don't think McCullum was ever keen to give his "damning evidence" in Court. This has been forced upon him by circumstances. 
    First by Cairns taking Modi to Court for saying he was a "matchfixer". With the benefit of hindsight, Cairns may have been best to let this slur slide through to the Keeper. Had he done so I feel many NZ's would have dismissed it as the rantings of an untrustworthy man and Cairns would be a cricket commentator for Sky right now. By taking Modi to Court and even worse, by winning in Court, Cairns has made a powerful enemy of a man with much money and time on his hands. Modi clearly feel Cairn's was a "matchfixer" and was never about to let it lie.
    Second - Someone leaked McCullum's statement to the ICC, made prior to this Court case. McCullum was told this statement would remain confidential. McCullum may have been naive, but I don't think he ever felt this statement would be made public, let alone bring him to Court to testify against Cairns.
    My feeling is that the "bad blood" between Cairns and McCullum stems from McCullum feeling Cairns asked him to fix cricket matches in return for payment.
    I believe that further on in the trial, Cairn's legal team will look to besmirch McCullum's character and question his motivation. This will be reported in the media and we will all be able to weigh up what has been said and arrive at an opinion.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from meomy in Flag   
    Our criminal Kiwi brothers (and sisters) are returning to our shores after being held in Australian Detention Centres. Do we refer to these people as immigrants, refugees or returning hero's?
     
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Memphis2 in Rugby World Cup 2015   
    Scrums and TMO's. I can't stand them.
    The only good thing about modern day scrums is that it gives me time to leave the room, take a shower, shave, do the dishes make a cup of coffee, then return to the game knowing they'll still be resetting.
     
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from jimsmith in Wish I was a Bishop.   
    He certainly doesn't see himself as a Mahatma Gandhi does he?
    It's yet another of those cases where those of us outside of his church can see that the "Emperor has no clothes". But try telling that to his Destiny Church followers. You''ll have two shows, as they continue to dig into there pockets.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from meomy in refugee   
    I read a interesting story earlier in the week.
    Five Syrian family's got settled in Uruguay in 2014.
    All good you might think. Uruguay does it's bit and Syrians all safe and sound away from the fighting etc. But wait - the Syrians looked at their lot in Uruguay and thought they could do much better in Europe. They began protesting that they wanted to leave. One family caught a flight to Istanbul intending to move on to Serbia and then into western Europe. Turks kept them at the aitport for 23 days and then sent them back to Uruguay.
    I'd have sent them back to Syria.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Ashoka in refugee   
    Naenae, Taita, Stokes Valley, Wainuiomata. Poor buggers. Out of the fat and into the fire. They'll soon be wishing they's stayed in Syria.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Ashoka in refugee   
    Naenae, Taita, Stokes Valley, Wainuiomata. Poor buggers. Out of the fat and into the fire. They'll soon be wishing they's stayed in Syria.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from elbow in Aus Racing Retro   
    Thanks Memphis/Fitzy.
    I knew RR was having a rest over after Queensland Carnival, but expected it back before now esp with the Warwick Stakes last Saturday. With Royal Crescent winning after a 700 day gap, I was interested what Ron and his mate would have to say about that time honoured race. It's usually a great pointer toward the rest of the spring.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from elbow in Aus Racing Retro   
    Thanks Memphis/Fitzy.
    I knew RR was having a rest over after Queensland Carnival, but expected it back before now esp with the Warwick Stakes last Saturday. With Royal Crescent winning after a 700 day gap, I was interested what Ron and his mate would have to say about that time honoured race. It's usually a great pointer toward the rest of the spring.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from crustyngrizzly in National DEBT   
    Nearly right Crusty.
    In actual fact, it was playing on his mind, so John Key mentioned the debt to Richie McCaw on Sunday. Richie told him to concentrate on World Cups and Flags and not worry about debts and such like.
    "Thanks Sir Richie," John said with a broad smile.
    "No worries mate," Richie replied, turning away, while trying to remember who he was speaking too.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from crustyngrizzly in National DEBT   
    Nearly right Crusty.
    In actual fact, it was playing on his mind, so John Key mentioned the debt to Richie McCaw on Sunday. Richie told him to concentrate on World Cups and Flags and not worry about debts and such like.
    "Thanks Sir Richie," John said with a broad smile.
    "No worries mate," Richie replied, turning away, while trying to remember who he was speaking too.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from THE TORCH in Ashes   
    That was enjoyable viewing last night between 10pm and midnight.
    Two wickets in the first over, seven by 11 pm and all out by 11.40pm.
    Who needs Twenty-20 when you have action packed Test cricket.
     
    Some of the Aussie's batting technique's looked as flawed as a schoolboys.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from globederby12 in Warriors   
    Those Warriors eh!!.
    Being a Dragons fan x 35 years I normally have little interest, but now I'm drawn to watching them each week.
    It's a train wreck - repeated each and every week for the viewers pleasure.