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General discussion / Re: The DUP thread
« on: March 25, 2023, 06:25:12 PM »
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-65075772

Jim says no to Stormont at the TUV Ard fheis

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General discussion / Re: What's your relationship with alcohol?
« on: March 25, 2023, 03:14:48 PM »
Interesting read in the IN about the young lad from Watty Grahams, Ciaran McCloy;

https://www.irishnews.com/sport/gaafootball/2021/02/15/news/ciaran-mccloy-2220581/


It's a pretty common story in Ireland sadly as we culturally have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol especially at too young of an age. Most come through those years unscathed but a lot don't.

I had a similar journey in my late teens early 20s, still live with it somewhat. Its a major problem, drugs is a growing monster

Would you say it's a more visible problem in towns and cities like Derry or Belfast?  Maghera is obviously a town too, but I would say there are no shortage of drugs in rural areas and rural GAA clubs - but it possibly wouldn't be as evident.
I don't think it is that 'visible' but the bouncers are the ones who could tell you best - they have to deal with it and the 'energy' some of the drugs give the users.  Cocaine is available everywhere apparently and 'affordable'.   A couple of ours still left at home who would socialise at weekends in normal times.  They say that the younger ones are more into 'pills' and other drugs than alcohol as it can be a 'cheaper' night than buying drink in a bar/club - and easier to disguise and conceal outside of pubs than cans etc.  Cocaine slightly older age-group, maybe early twenties on - only a couple of phone messages away, still often delivered in toilets with the grooves of a house key/car key being used to snort.  We have always talked to them about this stuff so they are fairly open about it - they would say that 'drugs' are the new norm as opposed to drink.  Scary.  Fair play to young McCloy for being so open.

Friend of a friend works in a bar in Belfast City centre. Says more than a few people spend the night drinking pints of water yet be off their faces. Obvious what's going on.

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General discussion / Re: What's your relationship with alcohol?
« on: March 25, 2023, 03:13:14 PM »
Not a massive drinker these days (a night out every few months) but ended up going out after a work do a couple of weeks ago.  Anyways, drank way too much to the point I woke up the next day with serious fear and couldnít recount parts of the night (I do mind getting home though).  Anyways, spoke to some colleagues on the Monday who said that whilst I was steaming I wasnít giving any bad manners and said there was nothing to worry about.  Since found out that a colleague (who I would be pally enough with) took a couple of videos of me in a drunken state (bit of dancing and slabbering but again nothing offensive) and showed them to a few colleagues (including myself).  I jokingly asked him to delete them but he thinks they are harmless and laughed it off.  Itís still not sitting well with me so should I just text/speak to him direct and say Iím serious about it or just take my medicine and itíll be forgotten about?  Donít want to create an awkward situation but people videoing stuff on nights out really sickens my hole.

I'd ask them to delete them in a more serious way. Tell them you're annoyed. Would it affect your job?

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General discussion / Re: The DUP thread
« on: March 23, 2023, 07:59:48 PM »
It's not advisable for Allister to attack the UK Gov or to imply that the Union is over. Because it's behaviour such as his which will end in it being over.



Shhhh don't be telling him that!

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: March 23, 2023, 10:14:54 AM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-65031368.amp

Derbyshire officer 'used police database to find woman on Instagram'

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Book. The. Flights.

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General discussion / Re: The DUP thread
« on: March 22, 2023, 03:14:53 PM »
I expected well over 100 rebels from the talk all week. We could probably name the 29 as there seemed to be that many publicly saying they would go against it!
Total embarrassment for the DUP and ERG (how many members do they actually have in reality?!)

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2023
« on: March 22, 2023, 11:47:36 AM »
Can't see anything other than an Armagh win unfortunately. They have far more to play for and are due a good performance.

Armagh by 4.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: March 21, 2023, 03:48:07 PM »
Xi and Putin are meeting in Russia this week while joe is meeting the cast of Ted lasso , joke of an administration and itís going to be hard to come back from the mess this clown show will leave behind
Not even mentioning the clown ag in New York

He was in the Ukraine the other week, he can't be in all places all the time.. Is that the best you can do for having a go?

They don't like it when you call it "The" Ukraine. Its a throwback to the USSR where every territory had The at the start of it.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: March 21, 2023, 01:11:08 PM »
not really a wtf because its what i expected


ireland the 4th largest cocaine consumption in the world

https://www.irishtimes.com/crime-law/2023/03/19/irish-people-joint-fourth-highest-consumers-of-cocaine-globally-says-un/


Shocking. Where are people even getting it.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2023
« on: March 18, 2023, 12:22:11 PM »
Don't think armagh are going anywhere with the current management set up.  Fresh voice in there could take them to the next level.

This is what scares me tbh. They have a fantastic young group of players. They aren't that far away.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2023
« on: March 18, 2023, 12:13:24 PM »
Looking forward to watching both the rugby and the armagh game today but sone wonderful scheduling has denied me thr pleasure.  Fantastic

The rugby hould have been moved away from the Armagh Galway game.

Winning 5 games in a row is not that big an achievement.

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General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
« on: March 17, 2023, 10:11:21 AM »
A more comedic light entertainment approach is needed for this show.
Yer arse. Itís not Friday night entertainment if you canít listen to intricate detail of a personís afflictions.

"And how did it make you feel... being treated like that?"

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