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Football / Re: Stern John Thread
« on: September 04, 2016, 03:05:18 PM »
My horse forever!!

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Football / Re: URGENT: Gary and Cheyenne Hector need our help!
« on: September 03, 2016, 05:26:03 PM »
I'm on it

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1000 dollars a day??? wow

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Football / Re: Funny Names of Players
« on: June 26, 2014, 08:10:10 PM »
christiano ronaldo

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Football / Re: This is what happens when you have greedy players.
« on: June 26, 2014, 08:08:26 PM »
it's unbelievable that some of these guys don't have bank accounts...smh

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Football / Re: 2013/14 T&T Pro League Fixtures.
« on: March 29, 2014, 10:12:47 PM »
Point will do really well with such attendance - I'm sure it'll be a big draw compared to other teams in the league for players - everyone likes to play in front of a crowd :p Also good financially.
Civic will set some standards re. fan support. Hopefully it will catch on with the other team's fans.

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Well done Civic!!!!

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Football / Re: 2013/14 T&T Pro League Fixtures.
« on: March 22, 2014, 12:07:02 AM »
hard luck Civic, keep your heads up.

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Football / Re: 2013/14 T&T Pro League Fixtures.
« on: March 11, 2014, 11:11:21 PM »
Ato Boldon

North East Stars 3 - 0 Police F.C.

Despite the scoreline, a very dull game. North East got the goals that mattered (third was an own goal). Police were never in the game and the whole team would never have scored tonite, even if they were on Murray St. 

Caledonia 0 - 2 Defence Force.

Caledonia appeared to have modeled their game on Police. To be fair, they did have a few lame attempts. I think they won one corner. Army were not exactly impressive, but like North East, they hit the net when it mattered. I'm truly frightened for these two teams in the CFU. Perhaps Army are still not fully focused, but with another game on Thursday vs Point Fortin, they need to find another gear.



There will be no gear finding against Civic on Thursday ;D  sorry Army. We need the points.

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The UN is bullshit. It's just a forum to talk yuh talk. They have a lil army that only go into developing nations and not much else.

The UN is as effective as the permanent members want it to be. None of the permanent members will allow their creation to usurp them.

Absolutely!!

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International Law is bullshit just like the ICC.

Well since we beginning with that premise, I guess there's really nothing to discuss.  In parting I'll just leave you with a couple pointers:

"Where was International Law and the UN when the US invaded Grenada and Panama or when China invaded the sovereign nation of Tibet or when the Italians invaded Ethiopia . At least Russia is saying that she is coming to the aid of ethnic Russians in the Crimea. Flimsy just like all the other invaders."

1. Grenada

This is probably the best parallel, but even so the circumstances are drastically different.  The violence on the ground in Grenada far out-stripped that which was seen recently in the Ukraine.  Let's not forget that after deposing Bishop, Coardner et al ruled Grenada with an iron fist, implementing a shoot-to-kill curfew on locals.  Maybe you was too young to remember.  So unpopular was Coardner that the people revolted against his regime and freed Bishop... only for the troops loyal to Coardner to open fire on the crowd killing dozens... before executing Bishop and his closest comrades.  Grenada was close to being a lawless state prior to the US invasion.  Reagan definitely went about it the wrong way, and was universally condemned for it, but in the end it is imminently more justifiable than what Putin has done in the Ukraine.

2. Panama
Article 4 of the Panama Canal Treaty:

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2. For the duration of this Treaty, the United States of America shall have primary responsibility to protect and defend the Canal.
The rights of the United States of America to station, train, and move military forces within the Republic of Panama are described in
the Agreement in Implementation of this Article, signed this date.

This and the fact that the Noreaga regime was considered a rogue regime for its role in faciliating the movement of drugs into the US implicating Article 51 of the UN Charter; and Article 21 of the OAS Charter, governing self-defense.

3. Tibet

The sovereignty of Tibet was never established and China had asserted control of the nation for thousands of years.  Tibet asserted its independence in the earlier part of the 20th century prior to the Chinese seizing control in 1950, but there was very little recognition of it as an independent state.  It's like Quebec arguing that it's independent of the rest of Canada. 

4. Ethiopia

The UN didn't exist back then... surprising that you don't acknowledge this.  Without the UN "international law" has very little hope for enforcement.  The precursor the the UN, the League of Nations was too weak to do anything (prevent Nazi incursions in Europe, for instance).  Even so, Mussolini's actions were roundly condemned and Ethiopia received military support from the Allied forces, helping it free itself from Italian occupation.

But as yuh say, International Law is bullshit... so I'm sure you'll continue to remain unmoved by any of this.

I am probably older than you Bakes cause when this Grenada invasion took place I was already in college(HU). What I know of that situation as that the Reagan admin chose to ignore information coming from its diplomatic service in the Eastern Caribbean which was telling them that Americans, particularly the med students,  were in no danger in Grenada. I don't know how old you are but that was the pretext for the American invasion and nothing to do with lawlessness and Grenadians being killed etc.
The fact of the matter is the US didn't want another Marxist country in its backyard. It already had Cuba and (at that time) Nicaragua to deal with. A Marxist Grenada posed a special ideological problem for the US in that the people of Grenada were Africans and English speaking and the Reagan admin worried about it's influence on African Americans. Those are the FACTS.

You will never in your lifetime, if you live to 159 years old, see the UN intervene in a crisis as a peacekeeper involving a major World power i.e Russia(Crimea), USA, China, India, England, Israel etc. The UN is almost like a toothless dog. The UN could barely do anything in Bosnia. Them bastards didn't even go into Rwanda 20 years ago until it was far too late and what resulted was a major genocide on an embarrassingly large scale. To that I say F@%K the UN.

Regarding Tibet: Since ancient time Tibet was regarded as an "independent" nation, so much so that even the great Mongol leader Chingis Khaan (known in the west as Ghengis Khan) on his march west conquering territory as far as France left Tibet alone to govern itself(in part because of its Buddhist traditions). The fact of the matter is China was the aggressor/invader of a sovereign state under Mao. Before Mao, no Han Chinese ruler ever considered annexing Tibet.

Regarding Ethiopia: Now you just splitting hairs.  I do know the the UN didn't exist in 1935. Yes I know the League of Nations( forerunner to the UN) was the forum that the late Emperor Haile Selassie I address pleading for international assistance to aid his INDEPENDENT nation against an aggressor/invader Italy. No aid was given and rest as you know is history.

The UN is bullshit. It's just a forum to talk yuh talk. They have a lil army that only go into developing nations and not much else.

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General Discussion / Re: Playing the Stock Market
« on: March 09, 2014, 12:37:38 AM »
VB
A few years ago(pre 9/11) I opened a commodities investment account( hella volitile not sure if you're interested in that) and I made a few grand in of all things, yep you guessed it...pork bellies. I took my profit and kept a lil bit in the account and reinvested in grains( didn't do so well).

What I didn't know then was that I could have made a hell of a lot more money if i had exercised a bit of patience and waited for the right events to happen. Anyway, reopening an account is always somewhere in my mind.

A word of caution: day trading is quite dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. Losses can be steep. be careful.

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General Discussion / Re: Jamaican teen dies in Tobago
« on: March 09, 2014, 12:19:31 AM »
Not sure why the Express thinks his nationality is of such significance.

Because he's not Trini

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26415508

Ukraine crisis: Does Russia have a case?

Russia says it is acting in Ukraine to protect the human rights of its citizens. But what justification does it have for taking de facto control of Crimea?

What is Russia's claim to Crimea?
 
Its historical links with the peninsula go back to Catherine the Great in the 18th Century, when Russia conquered southern Ukraine and Crimea, taking them from the Ottoman Empire. In 1954, Crimea was handed to Ukraine as a gift by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, who was himself half-Ukrainian. Only 10 years earlier, Joseph Stalin had deported Crimea's entire Tatar population, some 300,000 people, allegedly for co-operating with Hitler's Germany.

When Ukraine became independent in 1991, Russian President Boris Yeltsin agreed that Crimea could remain in Ukraine, with Russia's Black Sea fleet remaining at Sevastopol under lease. That lease was in recent years extended to 2042.

Is there a legal basis for Russia's actions?

Under the 1994 Budapest Memorandum, the US, Russia, Ukraine and the UK agreed not to threaten or use force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine. They also pledged never to use economic coercion to subordinate Ukraine to their own interest.

Russia says its decision to send troops into Ukraine is necessary to protect Russian citizens.

There is an ethnic Russian majority in Ukraine's autonomous republic of Crimea. Russia's Black Sea fleet is based at Sevastopol, where much of the population have Russian passports. But the US insists there is no legal basis for the Russian move, accusing Moscow of acting unilaterally in violation of its commitment to Ukraine's sovereignty. The G7 group of leading economies agrees.

Under the terms of its agreement with Ukraine, Russia is entitled to have 25,000 troops on the peninsula and currently has an estimated 16,000 deployed there. But these troops have to remain on base. Pro-Russian troops have been deployed across Crimea. Moscow insists they are local self-defence forces, but there are widespread reports that they are from Russia.

So what is Russia's response?
 
Initially, Russia denied breaching the Budapest Memo. But Moscow now says the situation is continuing to worsen in Ukraine after the seizure of power by "radical extremists", threatening the lives and safety of residents in Crimea and other south-eastern regions. It also points to the new government's "trampling" on the 21 February agreement signed by ousted President Viktor Yanukovych.

What happened to the 21 February agreement?

When the president fled Kiev, the opposition moved in to fill the power vacuum. But earlier that week, in a bid to calm the crisis, both sides had agreed a deal to restore the 2004 constitution and reduce the president's powers. That deal was signed by Mr Yanukovych and opposition leaders as well as by three EU foreign ministers - but fast-moving events soon rendered it out of date. It was not signed by the Russian official present.

What about the role of 'radical extremists'?
 
Moscow has regularly complained that the protests in Kiev's Independence Square were hijacked by the far right, who have since gone on to take power in a new government that includes "undisguised Nazis". Two groups, Right Sector and Svoboda (Freedom), are frequently mentioned and there are regular references to wartime nationalist Stepan Bandera, seen as a hero to some but accused by others of being a Nazi collaborator linked to massacres of Jews and Poles.


The far right was a minority element in the protests that attracted a wide cross-section of support from Kiev and other cities. They were, however, often involved in the most violent confrontations and nationalist symbols were frequently visible in the square.

The nationalist Svoboda (Freedom) party has four posts in the government. Oleksandr Sych is deputy prime minister and Oleh Makhnitsky becomes acting chief prosecutor. It also runs the agriculture and ecology portfolios but its leader, who has been accused of anti-Semitism, is not in the government.

Protest leader Andriy Parubiy has become chairman of the National Security Council (NSC). A co-founder of Svoboda and labelled an extremist by the ousted president, one of Mr Parubiy's deputies at the NSC is Dmytro Yarosh, the head of far-right paramilitary group Right Sector.

Is the government anti-Russian?
 
Part of the problem is that the government sworn in last week had little connection to Ukraine's more Russophile east. One of its first actions was to repeal a 2012 law recognising Russian as an official regional language. The decision was widely criticised across Ukraine.


Were Russian citizens in danger in Crimea?

Last week, there were disturbances in the Crimean capital, Simferopol, when pro-Moscow protesters and supporters of Ukraine's new leaders confronted each other outside the parliament building. After reports had emerged of Russian troops taking up positions across Crimea, Moscow accused Kiev of sending armed men to destabilise the peninsula. It was already in Russian hands.

 
Does Crimea create a precedent for other Ukrainian cities?
 
The circumstances in the eastern Ukrainian cities of Donetsk and Kharkiv are comparable to the situation in Crimea. There have been pro-Russian protests in both predominantly Russian-speaking cities. In Donetsk, some 100 demonstrators stormed the regional administration building on Monday and a businessman, Pavel Gubarev, declared himself people's governor.


Correspondents described how the protesters in Donetsk chanted, "Putin, come". Russian troops have taken part in exercises over the border and President Vladimir Putin has spoken of sending the military onto "the territory of Ukraine" without specifying where. However, he has since said Russia will use force in Ukraine only as as last resort.

So what does Russia want?
 
In Crimea, Moscow appears keen to strengthen its grip, with a package of financial aid to the peninsula in the form of pensions and salaries. It has also promised that a $3bn (£1.8bn) bridge will be built, linking the Russian mainland to Crimea over the Kerch Strait, a distance of some 4.5km (2.8 miles).


Across Ukraine, Moscow is calling for the 21 February agreement to be implemented. Vladimir Putin accepts there is no return for the ousted president but Moscow is stressing the need for a government of national unity. Russia sees the current government as anti-constitutional and not representative of the native Russian-speaking population. It also wants "extremist gangs" to disband.


Just as a side note: If this article were written about a conflict in Africa, the word "ethnic" would not feature anywhere in it. The word "tribe" would be substituted. What makes these Europeans "ethnic groups" and Africans "tribes"? Just an observation.

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General Discussion / Re: Re: Brazil 2014 World Cup Thread
« on: March 08, 2014, 11:47:35 PM »
The Iraq reference would be on point as the USA did invade a sovereign nation on the flimsiest of grounds...weapons of mass destruction...that have yet to appear. With more than a million Iraqi dead since this war began, the US has no moral high ground in this Ukraine situation.

This has nothing to do with any "moral high ground", we are talking specifically about the "violation of international law."  Say what you want about the invasion of Iraq, it still didn't violate international law, the US received the sanction of the United Nations, premised on lies and deception as it was, before launching the attack.  Putin's equally "flimsiest of grounds" justification wasn't even presented to the UN, whose responsibility it would have been (not Putin's)to go in and defend Crimea's ethnic Russian population.


International Law is bullshit just like the ICC. Where was International Law and the UN when the US invaded Grenada and Panama or when China invaded the sovereign nation of Tibet or when the Italians invaded Ethiopia . At least Russia is saying that she is coming to the aid of ethnic Russians in the Crimea. Flimsy just like all the other invaders.

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Football / Re: Trinis in Action (Mar 7-9, 2014)
« on: March 08, 2014, 11:46:08 PM »
BIG UP CIVIC!!!

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General Discussion / Re: Re: Brazil 2014 World Cup Thread
« on: March 08, 2014, 10:24:22 PM »
Stop parroting those stupid, shameless, hypocritical politicians. If violation of "International Law" (that farce) is grounds for disqualification, the USA and England should be the first to leave, and loads more teams wouldn't be competing. You born yesterday ah wha?

Comparison to Hitler is over the top... as is trying to draw the actions of the US and UK into the frame.  There is nothing that you could point to that would suggest any equivalence. Waiting for the obligatory Iraq reference.

The Iraq reference would be on point as the USA did invade a sovereign nation on the flimsiest of grounds...weapons of mass destruction...that have yet to appear. With more than a million Iraqi dead since this war began, the US has no moral high ground in this Ukraine situation.

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Football / Re: 2013/14 T&T Pro League Fixtures.
« on: March 08, 2014, 09:21:44 PM »
Are there any video highlights of the Civic v Police match as well as the Civic v Caledonia match?

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YEA!!! That's how Point Fortin does it. Now lets catch Connection. :beermug: :beermug: :beermug:

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Football / Re: Cordell Cato vs Jamaica, 1:0
« on: March 03, 2014, 11:22:29 AM »
that's how we dweet... :chilling:

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Football / Re: Marcus Joseph stuns Caledonia; Civic chases W Connection
« on: February 20, 2014, 03:36:17 PM »
Any video of the Civic / Caledonia game.

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Football / Re: Mario Balotelli
« on: February 19, 2014, 08:48:01 PM »
Spend some time on a ball field.

Plus there was no way he could make the leap from his ready position, he had to adjust his feet first then jump.
And the keeper had a split second to react.
And making a backward leaping save has to be the hardest save to make.
Yet you want to mock the keeper for not doing better.

If the keeper had saved that it woulda been save of the year.

Why you doh hush yuh ass?  What "ball field" you ever spend time on that make you some expert? You see me "mock" any keeper?  To hear some ah allyuh talk yuh swear allyuh kick professional ball or something.  The only person in here who opinion I giving any kinda credence is Richard G., even though I maintain my disagreement with him, at least he have the experience to back up what he saying unlike you and Preacher.
totally unnecessary dread

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I spoke to a pardna who visited with his fiancee from Spain.  He said he was well-received by the Argentinian people... but everybody insisted he had to be Brazilian, even before hearing him speak.


Where was he from?

Sorry, Trinidad... living in London, black fella.
that's normal, when i was a teenager spending time in Mexico because i spoke spanish everybody assumed I was from Acapulco because that's where most Afro Mexicans live.

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Football / Re: Mario Balotelli
« on: February 19, 2014, 10:00:34 AM »
allyuh men love to blame goalies boy...no keeper was saving that. It looked to me like the keeper thought it was going overbars.


First off I never blame the keeper for the goal... I said he had to share in the blame.  The other side of the coin is that it was a fantastic strike by Balotelli... nobody taking anything away from Balotelli, unlike what Elan and a couple others implying.  If YOU self saying it look like the keeper thought it was going overbars then that is precisely why I blaming him and saying he could have done better.   Even if he thought it was going overbars why didn't he at least track the ball and cover the goal all the same?  Instead he try to play it off like he eh have to move for that it going high... then he see it start to dip.  It was too late by then.  So how is my assessment wrong?
Bakes playing with allyuh. As per quote. He blaming or not ? Who he sharing the blame with, Balo ?  Should have Balo taken a better shot and Score ? How yuh sharing that blame, 50/50, 25.25/74.75 ? If is a fantastic strike by Balo, wouldn't the keeper have had to make a fantastic save to stop it, is he partly to blame for a non-fantastic save ?   ;D

 :rotfl: :rotfl: thanks more the morning laugh

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Football / Re: 2013/14 T&T Pro League Fixtures.
« on: February 19, 2014, 09:51:10 AM »
Good going amielisadore with the live updates and Central FC. You guys leads by a miles....

I see Plaza did not get on the score sheet.

I want to see Central in the CCL next season.



Plaza is becoming a real handful. You literally start to leave your seat when he collects the ball outside the box. His pace has returned and he's causing all sorts of problems for defenders, which leaves more room for our attacking mids. I think he'll score at least 10 by the end of the season.
I love his game. He plays hungry. Should be able to secure a contract abroad.

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So I was speaking to an Argentine last nigh and he confirms that there are no black Argentine and if there are any, it is because or the native blood and not African blood.

He also quoted some stats for me. Apparently back in the day  ::) when the US had 95% white Argentina had 99.9% white. So you see there never was any black people in Argentina, so why would there be any now.


I have never and will never, ever, ever support Argentina, never, ever.

Elan, what that means is he doesn't know his own history.

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Football / Re: 2013/14 T&T Pro League Fixtures.
« on: February 18, 2014, 02:10:47 AM »
Flex, you can't argue with facts, but statistics can be misleading!

Point were on fire from day one, and their big supporter presence certainly helped initially (which, of course, is the reason why we support our teams - we can help our team)

But when Central ended their run of three straight wins away from home, the supporters dropped off and their form dipped losing the next 4 Pro League games.

Then came the home matches and their formed returned, which also helped them beat Rangers away from home.

They have been unbeaten at home in their last 6 matches. (Some of that must be due to new signings as well)

But I will always argue that the home venue has made a difference.

Always nice to see CIVIC generating so much conversation ( and we're not even in first place)... so heartwarming. Civic will always be a team to reckon with in TNT football.

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definitely African blood flowing through those veins...


Looks white to me... especially since there are no black people in Argentina.
lol true dat

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Football / Re: Mario Balotelli
« on: February 18, 2014, 01:24:17 AM »
allyuh men love to blame goalies boy...no keeper was saving that. It looked to me like the keeper thought it was going overbars.


First off I never blame the keeper for the goal... I said he had to share in the blame.  The other side of the coin is that it was a fantastic strike by Balotelli... nobody taking anything away from Balotelli, unlike what Elan and a couple others implying.  If YOU self saying it look like the keeper thought it was going overbars then that is precisely why I blaming him and saying he could have done better.  Even if he thought it was going overbars why didn't he at least track the ball and cover the goal all the same?  Instead he try to play it off like he eh have to move for that it going high... then he see it start to dip.  It was too late by then.  So how is my assessment wrong?

 WAH???   Bakes you need to leave the explanation for players.  Track the ball?  Anybody see Balo chip the ball?   :rotfl:   Don't get tie up eh.  Watching from the stands and playing on the field is two different thing.  It's not as far away as you think so no time really to do anything when the ball is struck that well. 

As ah reading bakes comment i thinking de same thing, de keeper ent have no time to " track de ball and cover the goal"  ... dat was ah flekin BULLET ... keeper eh have no time to even think far less move.

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Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver - Corinthians 9:7


this is how preachers does be driving around in Bentleys ::)

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