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General discussion / Re: Another School Shooting in America
« on: February 16, 2018, 12:15:58 AM »
The mother of a child from the school said to bbc reporter that this wouldnt happen if the teachers had guns! f**king stupid Americans! How anyone gives a shit about that stupid country is beyond me!

Wanted to reply earlier but thought Id maybe wait. Your post however is still completely out of order on he basis of the breadth of your brush strokes and Id expect better out of you. You are lumping husbands, wives, parents and children in here and America has been very good to many of your fellow Irish men and women.

General discussion / Re: Another School Shooting in America
« on: February 15, 2018, 09:13:06 PM »
But you asked what kind of society does this leave us with if you hand over your guns. That's what you asked.

It leaves us with the same society the rest of the world has, for all intents and purposes, that's my point. It's a nicely contrived fallacy that if we all give up our guns only the criminals will have guns. It's simply not true. Between the FBI, the CIA, the ATF, the HWP, the county sheriffs, the city police forces, oh the army, the navy, the entire military plus reservists - good guys (debatable), with guns will outnumber the bad guys with guns.

So, there's that.

However, lets say there's no ban on owning a gun.

You don't think there's any intelligent options, solutions, or even discussions to be had surrounding the weapons and artillery we are currently seeing mowing down church goers, concert goers, and school children? Of course there is. And of course it's political.

General discussion / Re: Another School Shooting in America
« on: February 15, 2018, 07:16:08 PM »
I've shared many times that I am a gun owner. We've always had guns about the house since I was a teenager. I enjoy hunting and I have a handgun for home protection.  I am not however an NRA 1st Amendment yank......
I'm as concerned as the next man about all of this. My kids go to school in Florida (for how much longer I don't know).  What is the answer here?
The crazies and the criminals are not going to hand over their guns.  If ordinary people like me hand over there guns what kind of society does this leave us with?
I think we are long passed the point of no return on this. It might have been dealt with 10 or 15 years ago but not now.
So I ask again what you think the answer is?
I've read lots of comments about how stupid america is and how stupid the political parties are and how stupid.... whats the solution???

Lets talk honestly then.

You a hand gun owner? Or are you an automatic weapon designed to inflict "maximum damage on enemy combatants", owner?

Do you think your gun ownership right now makes a single impact to our society? You think the crazies and the criminals know, or care that you have a gun, or guns?

It is insane to think that the guns in your safe or in your cabinets or on your hip make your society a safer place. For you, or for anyone else.

How frequent is the "Brave citizen with a gun" story - compared to the frequencies of the massacres our communities are witnessing?

I understand and respect the historical and cultural nuances of firearms in the United States of America. I don't advocate for a ban on owning a firearm. Hell, even on owning more than one.

However, the fact that 10-15 of my friends and acquaintances are capable of carrying our Las Vegas volume murder from an "arsenal perspective" and the only thing preventing this is that they currently aren't inclined to kill people - is completely COMPLETELY f**king bananas.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: February 08, 2018, 07:18:17 PM »
Are 6 nations tickets all snapped up at this stage? Home, or away games.

General discussion / Re: Horslips ride again
« on: February 07, 2018, 07:31:59 PM »
They were pretty adamant on their FB page

Can't imagine there is legal recourse for using the material without permission?

General discussion / Re: Silent Justice/ Internet Interceptors
« on: February 07, 2018, 07:14:57 PM »
Like attracts Like Tony - that's becoming apparent.

General discussion / Re: Silent Justice/ Internet Interceptors
« on: February 06, 2018, 07:18:42 PM »
Took a look on Nolan's FB page there at the documentation required by the PPS to consider a successful conviction. Don't think many of these cowboys (and girls) would be able to answer anything past the 1st requirement 'Name of the Hunter group'.

Even if they got past requirement #2 - #5 states:

Full details of all decoys (not a pseudonym) are required. In respect of any decoy photographs used by the pedophile hunter groups - proof of the identity of the person shown, evidence that they have consented to the use of their photograph for this purpose and his or her birth certificate where available.

Good luck with that.

GAA Discussion / Re: GAAGO where are you?
« on: February 03, 2018, 02:59:06 PM »
Any promo codes bouncing around?

The fuckin Eagles are at it over here too - upwards in the $200's.

U2 was maybe $115 last year including the ticketmaster taxes and fees and stuff.

General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: February 01, 2018, 04:42:06 PM »
This is a great time of year for a Palm Springs Golf trip Rois. Rent a nice little house with a pool, grill out in the evenings and play Mission Hills, Indian Wells and Silverrock. Good times

General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: February 01, 2018, 12:15:36 PM »
Old Danny Diego is a pretty great place.

Personally Id fly into SFO and spend some time going north into the Mendocino area. Its a decent mirror of the Oregon and Washington coastal areas and it would allow you to experience that feel without trekking so far in one trip.

Then Id head south - as far as Santa Barbara (personally Id stop before LA unless you were adamant that you wanted to take in SD).

I feel that that trip would give you the feel of most places on the west coast proper with the notable exceptions being the cities of Vancouver, Seattle, and San Diego. All 3 are 10s in my opinion in different ways, each one worth their own trip and attention. Just blasting down the entire coast solely to check them off will somewhat waste your time when you could really absorb a few days in the Northern California area and then take the cool section of 101 through Monterey, Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara.

Caution the 17year old against whiplash trying to take in those girls that Brian Wilson was singing about. I dont think Oregon will present that problem!

General discussion / Re: woman dies for want of a abortion
« on: February 01, 2018, 05:01:50 AM »
I know its the same language but no amount of mind altering processes or materials can make me understand you on these threads. And weed is legal here.

General discussion / Re: woman dies for want of a abortion
« on: January 30, 2018, 02:35:47 PM »
Does a fertilized egg = a human life?
Does a fertilized egg = an embryo?

I don't know where to draw the line.

There are incredible complexities when discussing the "moment of conception". It's on a par with big bang and evolution. Some people/couples cant have children because they cannot complete the fertilization step. Some folks can fertilize - but not embed. Some can get as far as embedding but not maintain "the pregnancy". This can be impacted by the anatomy, physiology, endocrine systems (add on as appropriate) of the individuals and couples. Abortion will remain a 3rd rail subject for a long time, and my personal opinions don't lend themselves to generalizing the right and wrong of abortion. How abortion is used in each situation would be point where I'd have an opinion on the philosophy of it being right, or wrong.

What I do fully believe however is that in my lifetime, the philosophical dancing around abortion will cease to matter and it will be come a legally available procedure in Ireland. It may not be this vote, but I believe it will happen. You'll never know if someone you know/love/are related to has taken this course of action, and you'll never know what led them to that decision. You may already not know. Life (wish there was a better phrase), as we know it outside of the body - will go on.

General discussion / Re: woman dies for want of a abortion
« on: January 30, 2018, 02:03:23 PM »
What about the morning after-pill?

Should it be banned?
Interesting question - the morning after pill does not cause abortion.  It prevents conception.  If a woman becomes pregnant, the morning after pill will not stop the pregnancy.  So the moment of conception argument is irrelevant here.

Not all, and not always in regards to MOA. There are pills which prevent the fertilized egg from embedding in the uterus.

Conception argument back in play.

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: January 26, 2018, 08:29:42 PM »
Did anyone see Hannity??!! It was priceless . . .

Get a load of this!!

The Narcissist's prayer

That didn't happen
And if it did, it wasn't that bad
And if it was, that's not a big deal
And if it is, its not my fault
And if it was, I didn't mean it
And if I did - you deserved it.

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