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General discussion / Re: Dogs kick ass, cats are just evil!
« on: March 26, 2023, 02:16:47 AM »
Where I am in England the place is swarming with pitbull type dogs the last few months. Go through a public park and you are almost guaranteed to see one with the owner barely able to hold it straining on the lead. I think they should be clamped down upon (maybe special license needed to breed/own or enforce what is already there?) but unfortunately it will take a few child deaths for people to sit up and take notice. Is there much of this in Ireland at the minute?
No need for that breed of dog. Should be fined if it's not muzzled.  I actually thought they were on a restricted list. It's obviously not monitored

Problem is the owner, not the breed.  I had a pitbull for about 11 years, loved kids. 

Was the same probelm in the 80s with rottweilers, people who wan the "toughest" dog de jour, single out a breed. People totally unsuited to big-dog-ownership,with no intention of doing the work needed to socialize the dog, get them.  Saw it in Dublin in the 80s, and in the US last 20 years.

Also saw plenty examples of good dog owners with the exact same breeds having no problems.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: March 25, 2023, 04:07:44 PM »
Won't somebody think of the children?!

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General discussion / Re: East wall #Irelandisfull
« on: March 22, 2023, 11:47:22 PM »
Sounds like they need to catch up with those people. 


Just like the numerous citizens wanted for various crimes, or drivers with no licenses.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 22, 2023, 10:40:42 PM »
Seems to be a right bit of it about mid-Ulster.

I don't think i'd ever test for it again unless very unwell. But if I was very unwell I'd be staying away from people anyway.

I'd be afraid of passing something on to an elderly coworker or neighbor, so for now at least, we still test with any symptoms. 

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 22, 2023, 10:38:02 PM »
Well, hopefully the levity of MR's post is an indication that there's nothing too far wrong.

I know I'd have to approach the missus for passwords for various financials if she was bad though!

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 22, 2023, 10:25:04 PM »
Have all the dotted lines been signed?


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GAA Discussion / Re: Feigning Injuries
« on: March 12, 2023, 02:25:22 AM »
Obviously he dived.  But the other lad put his hand on his head looking for a reaction.  He got one. Just not the one he expected.

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Frustrating as f**k, that was.

But typical of their problems this season. Just canít function when a team sits back, packs the center of the defense and forces them to work it down the wings.

Luckily, top four will remain within reach due to the inconsistency of others.
I dunno J70, with the fixtures they have coming up in April, finishing in the top 4 is a bit of a long shot.

I wouldnít sweat those games. Iíd say theyíll beat Arsenal and get something from Chelsea. CityÖ probably not, but you never know. Itís the games where itís a physical battle against defensive teams that would worry me.

TAA came out and said Bournemouth wanted it more today.

What kind of f**king admission is that to make? And itís not the first time weíve heard something like that this season.

Top four is there for them if they want to take it badly enough. The question is whether they do.

Would be very frustrating to miss out.  Newcastle seem to be running on fumes, and Spurs are at a low ebb with Conte probably looking out and the players looking him out.  To not finish above those two would be very poor imo.  Would be more worried about Chelsea getting their act together finally.

That's just weird. 

Chelsea are 11 points out of the top 4, with 6 teams in between them and 4th. 

All liverpool need to get 4th is a good run, and Spurs/Newcastle to drop points.  Chelsea need to go on a run and 6 teams to drop off.

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General discussion / Re: What happened the DUP thread?
« on: March 12, 2023, 12:37:42 AM »
2/3 of kids from here who go to Uni in GB settle there.  I donít care what background they are from, thatís a sad situation. Partly because of a lack of funding for our universities.  The grades for the likes of St Maryís are through the roof.

Would it be worth considering that a hefty percentage of those who go to uni in England, have already formed a desire to leave NI for good, and studying in England provides a suitable window of opportunities?
Yeah thatís fair. I donít know what the split is between those who want to leave and those who are forced to leave.

Can't speak to the six counties experience, but when I first moved to the US, on a grad student visa, I had no intention of staying. I was just in it for the education and the experience of somewhere else.  But then life happens.  4-6 years living in a place, from when you're late teen/early 20s is formative.  You make friends, fall in love, get job opportunities.  Even if you originally intended to go home, that can change in a hurry.

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General discussion / Re: Whoís Been Cancelled??
« on: March 12, 2023, 12:31:10 AM »
Heís entitled to his opinion while at the same time accepting an annual salary of £1.2M from the government/taxpayer.

If I publicly criticized my employer in the manner he did Iíd be fired by the end of the day

That's ridiculous, there's no way anyone actually pays you to do a job.

I had assumed whitey must be self-employed based on things he said about the Trump taxcuts benefiting him a few years ago.  (for context, Trump's tax bill cost me almost 10k in the first year alone, as I was no longer able to deduct mortgage/interest payments from my bill.  That's obviously a first world problem, but as an employee, I had my main deduction taken away from me by Trump, as did most people I know.  So I assumed that anyone who benefited must have had business ownership costs to deduct).

Were mortgage payments tax deductible in the states at a time?!?

Yes.  Still are to an extent, but not if you live in a state where property prices are expensive (i.e., Northest, California).

Like anything else that is deductible in the US, it's a deliberate nudge by government to encourage certain types of economic activity.   

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General discussion / Re: Whoís Been Cancelled??
« on: March 11, 2023, 11:47:55 PM »
Heís entitled to his opinion while at the same time accepting an annual salary of £1.2M from the government/taxpayer.

If I publicly criticized my employer in the manner he did Iíd be fired by the end of the day

That's ridiculous, there's no way anyone actually pays you to do a job.

I had assumed whitey must be self-employed based on things he said about the Trump taxcuts benefiting him a few years ago.  (for context, Trump's tax bill cost me almost 10k in the first year alone, as I was no longer able to deduct mortgage/interest payments from my bill.  That's obviously a first world problem, but as an employee, I had my main deduction taken away from me by Trump, as did most people I know.  So I assumed that anyone who benefited must have had business ownership costs to deduct).

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GAA Discussion / Re: Feigning Injuries
« on: March 11, 2023, 11:11:05 PM »
Shitty dive, but the other lad has no business putting his hand on his head to begin with.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Feigning Injuries
« on: March 07, 2023, 12:54:02 AM »
How are you going to prove feigning injury though? 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Overcarrying
« on: March 06, 2023, 03:26:34 PM »
I used to get be strict in training with the young lads with steps. It was really frustrating in games seeing other teams take the piss with steps. I now tell them in training to take 6 in open play and 8 bursting through the tackle. They get away with it every time, unless they hesitate. I've seen lads hesitate on 4 steps and get pulled for over-carrying.

This is the most frustrating part! Sometimes lads are fine with the amount of steps but if they have a look of panic and are in trouble with men around them the ref often blows the whistle! Usually a bit of shouting and roaring from the supporters helps this too!

Isn't the rule 4 steps, or the amount of time it would take to take 4 steps? So if you've taken 4, and then decide to stop and look around, that's still overcarrying.  Unless they changed that rule over the past few years?

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General discussion / Re: Premier League 2022-2023
« on: March 06, 2023, 01:57:43 PM »
Cheers Delgany.

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