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  2. Kalamazoo Jambo

    Donald Trump

    it’s largely reliant on Mitch McConnell’s ethics so - yes, they absolutely can. It would need several Republican Senators to break ranks to stop the move, and that seems highly unlikely.
  3. JackLadd

    Donald Trump

    He can't force through a stooge pick before the election surely?
  4. Haringshairband

    Match Day - East Fife (Friendly)

    Seemed like quite a competitive friendly.
  5. Gorgie Boot boy

    Donald Trump

    Born Friedrich Trump 14 March 1869 Kallstadt, Kingdom of Bavaria Died 30 May 1918 (aged 49) Woodhaven, Queens, New York, United States Cause of death 1918 influenza pandemic
  6. Fraggle

    Match Day - East Fife (Friendly)

    Some nice passing movements, particularly some lovely reverse passes and through balls. From the highlights it looks like the pitch has churned badly at parts.
  7. JFK-1

    Donald Trump

    Whoever is in power when a supreme court justice steps down or dies picks the replacement. Trump will pick some Republican psycho and if I remember correctly that would mean the republican picks will now dominate on the supreme court. They can push through or negate anything they please.
  8. Kalamazoo Jambo

    Donald Trump

    Basically, this is the nightmare scenario for a few reasons. Obviously, a personal tragedy for her family and for those for whom RBG was an icon. Trump has time to nominate a right-wing Supreme Court nominee, and the Republican-majority Senate has time to confirm one. Based on Mitch McConnel's actions four years ago when he stopped Merrick Garland's nomination in its tracks (his excuse being that a President shouldn't nominate a Supreme Court pick in the months leading up to an election), he shouldn't allow a nominee to be voted on now due to his own precedent. However, McConnell only really cares about the exercise of raw power so he won't care about little things like precedent or his own hypocrisy. This will also probably fire up the white evangelical base just in time for the upcoming election. This group is obsessed with filling the U.S .Courts, especially the Supreme Court, with right-wing judges. Finally, assuming Trump gets his nominee through, the make up of the court would have a solid conservative majority and a lot of things that white evangelicals obsess about could now be up for grabs such as abortion rights, LGBTQ+ rights and so on. Hard to express how devastated I am at this news. I hope the above makes sense.
  9. Eldar Hadzimehmedovic

    Donald Trump

    Sad day for RBG and her family but this is going to throw a spanner into the campaign. Be fascinating.
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  11. Tazio

    Donald Trump

    As someone who doesn’t understand the niceties of US politics I don’t fully understand this but I’ve just had a look at Twitter and the posts from very liberal Americans I follow is quite something. Words like worried and afraid seem to be pretty standard.
  12. farin

    ***Official Bundesliga thread 2020/21***

    Feck that. 😄👍🏻
  13. Kalamazoo Jambo

    Donald Trump

    Rest In Peace, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A massive loss for so many reasons. Her death, and the subsequent Supreme Court vacancy, will likely completely change the focus of the next few weeks in U.S. politics.
  14. luckyBatistuta

    The Scotch Pie.

    Think they put quite a lot of pepper in too, got a very slight kick to them. Laaavly little fings🥰😋
  15. Gorgie Boot boy

    Match Day - East Fife (Friendly)

    From the highlights Andy played well , with ease. Looked to me like he was controlling play nice passes and inventions with the eye on the ball
  16. leginten

    The Scotch Pie.

    Salivating here.
  17. SectionFJambo

    Covid protocols - ‘Fan return delayed’

    That is certainly one view however unless you are suggesting we imprison all of the over 70's or those with serious health conditions for their own safety eventually the outbreak starts getting to unpleasant death figures again. Sadly there seems to be growing views out there that as long as it isn't your granny or cancer stricken wife its all ok.
  18. SectionFJambo

    All Home games to be streamed for ST Holders

    I am not sure it's a case fans necessarily expected to be back in the stands for all 14 or 18 games. The club offered a guarantee and many fans will have taken the view that they may have only got say 10 of those this season with the remaining 8 carried forward. This isn't about those fans being naïve, greedy or lesser supporters. They took the club at face value and will have trusted the club had done it's sums and felt that was manageable. I am sure many would have had on their minds they may not take up the discount the following season however the club has taken that decision from fans. It is a very poor way to treat customers (never mind fans!) and if the club made promises they couldn't manage then that says more about the club. This pandemic has probably had a wider impact and gone on longer than anticipated however Hearts like every other business has to adapt. There is no doubt there will be a drop in income however the situation should be manageable. The below are just some examples of where the club should be adapting (and I sure is) to this situation. As it currently stands I think Season 21/22 is probably an optimistic estimate of when we can expect to have a situation we can accommodate 12,000 ST holders never mind a full gate. For how long can you ask those people to keep paying for what they won't be receiving as it is likely fans could get 4 or 5 games at best this year in the stadium. The club will likely have saved money through furlough, other rates schemes, income from games which didn't go ahead and were not refunded, savings on match day costs - no policing/stewarding for example, match bonuses etc. Add to this the ability to stream and charge for this along with the large cut in salary costs alongside the ongoing FOH funds and the money from Hickey I'd really hope our finances are not in such dire straits we have to take this approach. We seem to have a good little business going with the new facilities and even if we hadn't sadly we would be reaching a stage those staff would potentially have to be laid off until the situation improved. What should have happened is that the club e-mailed season ticket holders - not a generic newsletter/website story, explained that it looked unlikely we would get into Tynecastle for the foreseeable and the club was keen to mitigate the impact of the ST guarantee and offered fans options to include 1) refund, 2) pro-rata refund at the end of the season 3) option to swap for streaming ST where games could not be attended 4) abide by the offer but let fans donate the difference if they wanted to. I am sure as normal most fans would have tried to support the club however the way they have gone about it leaves a bad taste for me and I have to question the people making these decisions who have such little regard for fans that they thought they could get away with it. Either way you look at it isn't good - either they deliberately wrote it ambiguously trying to mislead people or they did it with the right intention then decided to go back on it. Neither is particularly ethical.
  19. hearts00

    Covid protocols - ‘Fan return delayed’

    Substantial risk? There is no risk to anyone under 70. Indeed if you look at the last three months there is no risk to anyone of anything. I’d be surprised if there is a single footballer out there anywhere in the world in the slightest bit bothered about the risks of catching covid. This is backed up by my social media where I notice a large number of the Hearts players sharing and liking posts that are anti-lockdown and pro us just getting back to normal.
  20. Costanza

    Question of sport revamp.

    Ha ha I'd forgotten that. Thank god for computers.
  21. Costanza

    Coronavirus pandemic

    Er, no. Note the use of "I'm not convinced" and "appears".
  22. Bob Loblaw

    Match Day - East Fife (Friendly)

    I know it's just a friendly and it's only East Fife, but I hope Andy Irving gets a proper crack at it this year. His range of passing is tremendous, always seem to be the perfect weight.
  23. Francis Albert

    Match Day - East Fife (Friendly)

    No doubt. But unfortunately I am not remotely devastated. In fact I can rarely have in over 55 years as a Hearts fan felt less devastated.
  24. Normthebarman

    Question of sport revamp.

    Oh, **** me, the Question of Sport boardgame. Trying to do the what happened next round by describing what was on the card. What the **** were they thinking?
  25. Costanza

    The Scotch Pie.

    At school when I went home for lunch, sometimes it was a Scotch Pie from Greggs after my mum had gone into town. If you left it long enough in the bag, the grease would melt through* God, they were great. As an aside as they were mentioned elsewhere in this thread; macaroni pies remain one of the biggest disappointments in my life. *maybe not 100% true
  26. Gorgie Boot boy

    Hearts transfer window (Popescu signs)

    LB RB CM STRIKER.
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