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Everything posted by Lazarus

  1. Trump Presidency

    Yet once again, Greeks save the world! Ha, ha,... Funny.
  2. Trump Presidency

    But wait! There's more! Did you know that the FBI, Democrats and Russia are all co-conspirators? At least according to the Asshole-in-Chief.
  3. Justin Trudeau

    It did make me laugh, because he's really capable of doing such a thing. Read the latest? CNN: Congresswoman says Trump told widow of fallen soldier 'he knew what he signed up for' It's just as good...
  4. Another Mass Shooting in the US

    I don't think you have anywhere to go. Other than throwing smoke bombs and following Trump's behavioral leads (" If I was being political I would have said.. " which you went ahead and said anyway). Enough with conspiracy theories. Wanna talk politics? Talk about actual policies and how they affect everyday people lives. Detesting political parties is by no means taking a political position. However (since you invited us into guessing games) if I were to guess, you're on the far right (or whatever label one slaps on that political spectrum thesedays) and you are a Nigel Farage 'admirer.' And Nigel Farage has repeatedly called for UK gun laws to be relaxed. Since you are from the UK, why don't you enlighten us on what's happening in that area of the world in terms of gun laws and mass shootings? We would appreciate that instead of peddling conspiracy theories about Obama and Clinton. We've had enough of those.
  5. Justin Trudeau

    It never happened.... Trump Mocks Trudeau For Celebrating Thanksgiving Six Weeks Early? The Burrard Street Journal (the BS Journal) is a “satirical” publication that does not publish factual content.
  6. New Supermod

    Pash is now a Supermod in these forums. Since joining these forums, he has exhibited a personal maturity and temperament that we think will be suitable and beneficial to the goals of these forums. He accepted our request for additional moderator help and offered to lend us a hand with the moderation tasks of this forum. Thank you Pash for helping make these forums a better place for all. Lazarus
  7. Some Light Hearted Videos

    Worst miss ever?
  8. Gekas did score a hat trick against Latvia in 2009 (Greece-Latvia 5-2). That was his second hat trick for NT. Here's a list of all hat tricks for the Greek NT https://www.11v11.com/teams/greece/tab/stats/option/hattricks/
  9. Another Mass Shooting in the US

    Well, sometimes it matters how we frame a sentence or a question. This is your question: "Didn't burglaries in Australia sky rocket after a gun ban? " In your question, by starting your sentence with 'didn't' you are looking for confirmation of a perpetual and lasting event. If the answer is 'yes,' one is to assume that the number burglaries went up and stayed high. If you were really curious for a statistical number you would have asked: "Did the number of burglaries increase immediately after the gun ban and do we still see that effect today?" Epicurus picked up on the framing of your question and called you out on posting questionable stories and presenting them as news (aka fake news) Whether a poster promotes unsubstantiated content knowingly or not is irrelevant. The result is the same. By the way here's a graph for violent crimes in Australia, and here's a link where you can educate yourself (if interested).
  10. Another Mass Shooting in the US

    Is this another one of the right-winger sentences that ends up blaming Obama and/or Clinton for anything and everything? Is this akin to the concept: "My fine-China dining set seems broken. I think Obama did it! Hillary too!" or "My cat scratched grandma. It's Obama's fault!" or "I forgot to put the ice-cream in the freezer and it melted. That damn Clinton did it again!" Or maybe you care to elaborate why you end a posting with such a conservative uninspiring cliche. For your information my friend, Barack Obama and the Clintons have done everything that the US Constitution affords them in an effort to pass laws reining in the uncontrollable and half-ass-legislated gun ownership that the Republican party espouses in the United States. In the United States - unlike countries with a Parliamentary Democracy - there is only so much that one person in the executive branch of government can do without the support of the legislative and judicial branches of government.
  11. Trump Presidency

    Thanks Tzatziki. Let's share this exceptional commentary with as many people as we know.
  12. Trump Presidency

    Three quarters of a century ago, Justice Jackson wrote for a 6-to-3 majority in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette: “If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein.” (Washington Post) Enough already with the US Fascist and Racist in Chief, Donald J. Drumpf, disrespecting the US Constitution, and everything Flag and Country stand for.
  13. What Jersey it Is?

    It appears to be from 2009–2010 season (Puma and Citibank are sponsors). More details here: Olympiacos FC: Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors
  14. Greece playing lackadaisical, no sense of urgency. They need to pick up the pace - Estonia don't handle high pressure game as good.
  15. The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system becomes part of MLS officiating. FC Dallas thought they had clawed a goal back. Maxi Urruti reacted quickest to a loose ball in the box, and found the back of the net to give the Texans a lifeline against the Philadelphia Union. Replays showed that Cristian Colman made contact with Philadelphia goalkeeper John McCarthy before Urruti took his shot. Of course - like every new technology implementation - there will be challenges along the way. Personally, I think video replay was long overdue in soccer and that it will contribute to the sport in the US. How do you feel about it? For your viewing pleasure, this historic first follows...
  16. Some Light Hearted Videos

    Tough to say what's true and what is fake thesedays...
  17. I stumbled across this article on the Guardian: The future of fake news: don't believe everything you read, see or hear A new breed of video and audio manipulation tools allow for the creation of realistic looking news footage. This stuff is pretty scary. Soon, we won't be able to tell what is true and what is not. From the same article: Doctored content might not pass the scrutiny of a rigorous newsroom, but if posted as a grainy video to social media it could spread virally and trigger a public relations, political or diplomatic disaster. Imagine Trump declaring war on North Korea, for example.
  18. The Phantis Wiki

    @Dutch Eagle just joined the Phantis Wiki. Thank you sir for offering to help with keeping the Phantis Wiki articles fresh and up to date. I wish there were more people like you - willing to contribute their time and knowledge so those that seek information can learn and educate themselves.
  19. The Phantis Wiki

    We, here at Phantis, are launching the Phantis Wiki - our own on-line reference source - with a Greek perspective on everything from history to politics to music and especially sports! Something like an encyclopedia but with a twist! Moreover, you, the reader, will be able to edit and add to this "encyclopedia", enriching us all, with your knowledge of your home towns, your favourite clubs, your favourite footballers and even that half-forgotten granduncle of yours that once played for Proodeftiki! So... stop by and join in: The Phantis Wiki. Here a little demonstration of what it's about... Some team info: Olympiakos FC Panathinaikos FC AEk FC PAOK FC Some players: Giorgos Koudas Giorgos Sideris Mimis Domazos Krzysztof Warzycha Mimis Papaioannou Greek Soccer's All time scorers Other subjects: Politics: Giorgos Papandreou (PASOK leader) Kostas Karamanlis (Prime minister) Greek War of Independence So, sign up and join in in helping us create the most extensive resource of information on Greek sports and everything Greek in general. We look forward to working on this together!...
  20. Trump Presidency

    Update on performance for first six months of Trump administration from CNN: Trump's first six months in office: 991 tweets and 0 pieces of major legislation
  21. Trump Presidency

    Many of the bills Trump has signed, such as designating buildings and appointing board members to the Smithsonian, do not have a major, direct impact on Americans, and Trump's 'ambitious' legislative agenda on tax reform and infrastructure is largely stalled. The outlook is also uncertain for the Obamacare repeal bill, which passed the House and is tied up in the Senate. Here's a reference on CNN: President Trump has signed 40 bills into law. Here's what they do