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General discussion / Re: Van attack in Barcelona
« on: August 22, 2017, 01:46:48 PM »
There was 5 killed and 2 arrested lately, the 5 killed had fake bomb belts on that's 7 lone wolf's just hanging around the same place?

yes you'll get the crack pot, who's probably not even linked to any organisation and that is impossible to stop, bollards barriers and police manpower but in most cases this is not random, well picked populated cities with a group involved, money, fake ID,  and other means to buy/rent vans/cars for these.. well supported radicalised people...

I believe the ones killed were very young late teens early 20's, easy to manipulate

All these people were caught AFTER the event MR, when they had put their head above the parapet so to speak.  Have you EVER heard of any terrorist being arrested for planning an attack with a car?  Intelligence agencies haven't a chance with this.

So there hadn't been arrests before an attack has been carried out? Cells have been arrested plenty times so god knows how many attacks have been stopped, by an 'individual' lone wolf from that group... you do agree that these 'randoms' have financial backing to do this and instructions?

Cells have been arrested for planning bombs/shootings.  This case in particular is a prime example.  These guys only came to the attention of the intelligence agencies when they accidentally blew up the house they were making a bomb in.  Now even whenever they had done something as prominent as that and put a marker on themselves, they were STILL fit to get away with the car thing.  I have to laugh at talk of 'financing' these operations.  How much 'financial backing' does it take to buy/rent/steal a car?  Jesus you could do it for fifty euro.  Hence, there little to no hope of catching someone planning this type of attack before the event.

A lot of these lads travel to ISIS areas for training and radicalization, they don't walk

What training is required to drive the car into someone?  This is getting difficult.
Driving lessons.

No security service in the world can watch every potential radical. It's simply not possible and to even go down the route of adequately policing travel to hotbeds of radicalization the airports and ports need to get into some serious racial profiling.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: August 22, 2017, 01:43:00 PM »
Bundee Aki and Tyler Blyendaal training with Ireland this week.

Still have mixed thoughts on this whole overseas player situation.

It's a farce but it's a farce that everyone is at, from the All Blacks to England.

Yeah thats true. Would a better situation not be making overseas players who wish to play international rugby play for European, Australian & NZ Barbarian sides  rather than becoming 'token' Irish, Welsh or Englishmen?

I think we just need to change the way we look at International Rugby. You're not representing your country, you are representing your union. So CJ Stander is not representing his country, his country is South Africa. He is representing his Union which is the IRFU. Likewise the Vunapola brothers are representing the RFU, and so on.

I dunno. I like cheering for Ireland. I can't imagine getting excited about how the IRFU gets on.

Did they not take the first step down this road with the 'Ireland's Call' abomination?
Surely that's more of an argument in relation to "Ireland" being made up of N. Ireland and ROI.

On the "project players" argument there was a match France played last year (can't remember who it was against) and both teams had Fijian players at 11 and 14 and that stinks. The residency rule is here to stay and with limitations on the number of "foreigners" similar to English soccer of the past, then it could be workable.

Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling Championship 2017
« on: August 21, 2017, 11:59:11 PM »
Conor Gleeson suspension upheld.

General discussion / Re: 2017 Total Eclipse
« on: August 21, 2017, 10:36:18 PM »
Space Station getting in on the act

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6 of them in fact.  ;)

General discussion / Re: 2017 Total Eclipse
« on: August 21, 2017, 01:36:03 PM »
We have a site in NC which I think sits in the 96% band so a good few from work are going to see it.

General discussion / Re: Donegal in the summer
« on: August 20, 2017, 10:13:25 PM »
Have a place in Buncrana, absolutely gorgeous area, the views are world class and there is a great wee golf course five minutes down the road you can play for 15 euro. My retirement is set. )

When did ye come in to money?
O'Neill has a number of sound investment opportunities for you.

GAA Discussion / Re: Cork fans flying the confederate flag
« on: August 18, 2017, 07:36:26 PM »
The same people moaning about this would no doubt tell the Loyalist 'fleggers' that "it's only a flag". And they'd be correct. Nothing to see here.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: August 18, 2017, 07:07:37 PM »
This is a weird one. Especially with the kind of money on offer.

Do they not run the risk of disruption in the camp if they fail to sell him and he's forced to return?

Or are they holding out for 120?

Thats daft money.  I can only assume that liverpool will turn it down until they have a replacement more or less signed. Otherwise its wait until January and Leipsig might play ball on Keita.
He will be sold on deadline day I reckon.
It would be mad money to turn down now at this stage. By all  accounts he wants to go. No point in keeping him if he really wants out.
Take the money and run. If he's not playing there is no benefit to having him.

General discussion / Re: Learning to drive
« on: August 17, 2017, 10:19:02 PM »
I've another 3 lessons under my belt and nobody killed yet  8). I'm now over halfway through the mandatory 12 lessons I must take and am starting to think about getting on the road myself. What is my best route with insurance? Get on my partners policy? Can she put a second car on her policy or should I just go on my own policy?

I know there's probably another thread that covers insurance but I've started this one now and am staying with it  :D
Price up both options. As you're not 17  ;) you may be quoted something reasonable under your own policy.

General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: August 16, 2017, 09:22:27 PM »
Any decent city breaks from Belfast around Halloween? Looked at Krakow but I think I would rather go in summer.
Was there 3 weeks ago. First time there and would recommend it to anyone but not sure it would be as enjoyable in the colder weather. Might be better seeking some heat. A few one here have recommended Lisbon which may still have a beat of heat then.

General discussion / Re: Getting the hotels booked post Brexit
« on: August 14, 2017, 01:37:27 PM »
There will also be a super tax imposed on people who try to be funny but fail miserably
It will cost you a fortune so.

GAA Discussion / Re: Tiernan MCCann
« on: August 14, 2017, 01:35:17 PM »
The christain clip shows it clear enough that McCann at least saw the collision was coming and prepared for it, also we know that true christians don't lie.

Pathetic that yous are trying to drag up old clips to try to drag Tyrone through the mud (again). Its clear as day hes trying to catch the ball on the run and his momentum carries him into an unfortunate nasty challenge. Do you think hes purposely elbowed Rodgers in the face after 3 seconds... 6 foot away from the referee? Cop on seriously. I dont think hes ever had a violent incident in his career to date. Focus on your own county's misfortunes instead of this constant "anything to get one over on Tyrone" attitude.

He has lovely hair so he does ) and used it to great effect to get a man sent off, he is softer than big Sean on a football field and that is hard to do!

Tyrone are an exceptional outfit, they are also disgusting when using the dark arts, I hope Dublin knock the fook out of them and go on the lose the final to Mayo.

Mickey Harte abuses the GAA and by his hand Tyrone have lessened the game of gaelic football with their repugnant diving/antics, threatening to take the association to court when one of them gets a red card very much deserved, and the GAA folding like tents every time they get threatened, disgusting! Up da Dubs. )
You forgot to mention McCarron and Cavlan.

General discussion / Re: Rugby World Cup 2023- Ireland
« on: August 14, 2017, 01:32:14 PM »
The women are doing well at this Rugby thing.  Another win and France next.  Let's get on the bandwagon.

I watched yesterday after the hurling. It was woeful. I thought they were decent, but yesterday was rotten stuff.
Is it rubbish in general or just this match? I may be an awful sexist pig but I find women's soccer, GAA etc. to be turgid stuff. Yes you see the odd piece of genuine skill like Aimee Mackin's goal the other day but in general I find it unwatchable. I think the standard of goalkeeping may be a reason for it as it's generally poor and makes it a lot easier to score a goal.

General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: August 14, 2017, 01:03:05 PM »
Is Killarney still the gouging session of old, set up to prey on American tourists?

General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: August 13, 2017, 07:38:01 PM »
New Ray Donovan on Sky Atlantic on Wednesday.

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