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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: December 15, 2017, 11:51:03 PM »
Anything is better better than the 2 thickest most ignorant countries on Earth.
It's nothing to do with FFFGLAB - It's neo Liberalism -  everything for the few fck all for the many.
Return to the 1840s -" no money? Fck off and die you useless yoke".

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: December 15, 2017, 09:43:15 PM »
Correct in your last sentence Seaf as huge numbers of ordinary people got to have unbelievably decent lifestyles.
Thatcherism/Reaganism marked the end of that and since then vast quantities of wealth have been transferred to an ever decreasing band of super super rich.
Time for another "New Deal"

What part of 1945-79 was better than 2017 for the average man, woman or child in Ireland? If I’d been born then I’d have had to emigrate from Ireland to work like my father.
You could buy a house on one salary.
People got payrises.
Banks didn't collapse
There were no economic crashes
Debt related suicides were unheard of
Society was more creative because the money was spread around

The economy was in deeper shìt then with huge immigration and the welfare supports you complain about were no where near as strong as they are now.

Far too many people fall into this trap of believing life was better in the olden days. It wasn’t.
You are confusing 2 things Syf.
The system by which money was distributed was far batter because it was focused on general well-being.
But there were no iPhones.

Wait s few years and people realise their pensions won't be paid. Neoliberalism sucks
We were behind the loop as usual - 19 60s and 19 70's were our "New Deal" years.
FF fcuks it up with their 1997 Budget of neo Liberal tax cuts and Socialist major increase in Public Spending.
As a eesult we had our new depression in the 80's as the Thatcher Reagan neo Liberalism had its initial boost.
We went down the neo Liberal route from 1997 and blew up on the double -property and banks 2008.
1930s/40s/50s/60s we could provide public housing for our people.
Now we sit back and hope the private sector will solve the housing crisis despite building houses no one can afford or charging rents no one can afford.
19 50s a State Company provided rural electrification -now we sit wringing our hands because the totally privatised communications world won't provide rural broadband.

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General discussion / Re: The Stardust Fire
« on: December 15, 2017, 09:32:05 PM »
https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/priory-hall-debacle-shows-need-for-decisive-action-1.631370

Following the 1981 Stardust disaster, the 1991 Building Control Act which introduced the Building Regulations was hailed as a significant piece of reforming legislation. But while the new regulations reflected international best practice, there was a flaw: they did not provide adequately for enforcement.
The 1991 Act gave the Minister power to introduce regulations for a series of measures relating to enforcement, but these have still not been introduced 20 years later. Two factors have contributed: (1) the determination of the Department of the Environment not to permit State officials to take responsibility, and potential future liability, for building enforcement inspections, and: (2) the unwillingness of the building industry to have statutory inspections imposed, on “efficiency” grounds.

The Free State really has been an abhorrent failure when you look at the deeds of the establishment parties of the 26. The partition of the island has been an unmitigated failure on both sides of the border.

It's startling the way the masses continue to vote in two corrupt right wing parties ever since its inception.
What a pity they wouldn't listen to your great mind and vote Provo SF.
Then we'd all be in a corruption free honourable zone where no Politician would tell a lie or own Holiday homes etc etc.
Also could you point out where the "State is obstruciting Justice" in the Stardust case.

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General discussion / Re: The Palestine thread
« on: December 15, 2017, 09:28:22 PM »
Shows you who the realTerrorists are.
No mention on RTÉ news that I heard.
Yet if one Israeli was injured it would be all over the News.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: December 15, 2017, 06:43:56 PM »
Did she ever get started?

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: December 15, 2017, 06:42:25 PM »
Correct in your last sentence Seaf as huge numbers of ordinary people got to have unbelievably decent lifestyles.
Thatcherism/Reaganism marked the end of that and since then vast quantities of wealth have been transferred to an ever decreasing band of super super rich.
Time for another "New Deal"

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GAA Discussion / Re: James Horan steps down as Mayo manager
« on: December 15, 2017, 06:37:19 PM »
Start at €10k  ;)

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He'll be missed.

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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD League 2018
« on: December 15, 2017, 11:11:31 AM »
Only a few weeks to go.
Can't wait to be heading to lovely Annaduff.....

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What's the pay like there?😉

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GAA Discussion / Re: Time for roscommon to shit or get off the pot?
« on: December 15, 2017, 11:08:56 AM »
€211k surplus last year,  spending on Co teams down €230k.
New Treasurer, the Dalys back on the panel.
GAA world beware!! the Rossies are coming !!!

No Neil Collins now.The wheals are off coming now!
Once the WHEELS stay on we'll be grand.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: December 15, 2017, 11:04:51 AM »
Costello's report to their convention was some whinge fest!!!
They all hate us boo hoo hoo.....

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General discussion / Re: Mary Boyle Case
« on: December 14, 2017, 03:27:02 PM »
Outrage from Shinners is always taken with a large handful of salt by normal folk.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Time for roscommon to shit or get off the pot?
« on: December 14, 2017, 03:22:05 PM »
€211k surplus last year,  spending on Co teams down €230k.


How have they managed to reduce costs by that much? Or is it just more of it being paid under the table?
Minor and U21 cutback.
5 man management reduced to 3.
42 man squad down to 33....
Less injuries/medial expenses from last year, no trip to New York and not playing home games in Sligo,Leitrim and Longford?
That certainly helped.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: December 14, 2017, 08:27:38 AM »
Did ye hear Fingers' defence?
It's like a bank robber  blaming the Guards for not stopping him in the first place😠

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