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General discussion / Re: Northern Ireland Media and the GAA
« on: March 04, 2013, 04:18:47 PM »
Are you suggesting a newspaper would be swayed in its editorial output by base commercial considerations? I'm outraged, I tells you, OUTRAGED.

I am sure it would be subconsciously only of course.

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General discussion / Re: Northern Ireland Media and the GAA
« on: March 04, 2013, 03:10:09 PM »
Gaa supporters should vote with their feet, but I also think the Ulster Council need to take a hefty share of the blame for not demanding fair coverage of our games.

How would the Ulster Council demand anything from a private newspaper? Unless they are advertising in it i doubt they would have much sway.
The paper obviously thinks its coverage reflects its readership - if it wasn't they would change.

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: February 13, 2013, 08:54:02 PM »
Watched the pilot episode of a new show "the americans"
pretty good start, centers around a couple of kgb sleeper agents in the us at the beginning of the reagan years.
If you're interested in that sort of thing
There's an excellent French film,  Farewell (L'affaire Farewell) (2009) http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/farewell_2010/ about a French engineer who was used as a go-between by a Soviet colonel to leak documents to the West, amongst which was a list of the entire Soviet spy network in the USA.
The French, Mitterrand, (regarded as commie by the Pentagon) then passed that info onto Reagan.
The basic facts of the story do hold water but of course it isn't wholly based on fact
As good as, or even better than Le Carre at his best.

Watched this last night - very good. They make reagan look a tit!

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General discussion / Re: Pope resigns
« on: February 13, 2013, 08:51:48 PM »
Free will. Look it up.
Same reason mayogodhelpusall hasn't had a run in with a bolt of lightning..... several times over just to make sure ;)

If he allows free will, and this causes the problems how is he going to reconcile it - surely he would have to remove free will.
How can he take the credit for the good and not be involved in the bad.

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General discussion / Re: Pope resigns
« on: February 13, 2013, 05:50:09 PM »
Why does he allow these problems if he has the power to reconcile the church?

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General discussion / Re: Should gays be allowed to legally marry?
« on: February 07, 2013, 10:08:59 AM »
Are churches currently force to marry any hetero couple that asks since the marriage is legal?

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General discussion / Re: Should gays be allowed to legally marry?
« on: February 07, 2013, 08:22:40 AM »
It's not normal for two men to be together never mind marry.

People will tell you its 2013 blah blah blah they can do what they want but if everyone woke up in the morning and decided they were a gay that would mean no kids and the population of the world would end up dying off.

Christ
If everyone woke up in the morning and decided to become a priest or nun the population of the world would die of. therefore we should logically make it illegal to become a priest or nun

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: February 05, 2013, 09:03:05 AM »
Watched the pilot episode of a new show "the americans"
pretty good start, centers around a couple of kgb sleeper agents in the us at the beginning of the reagan years.

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General discussion / Re: Fearon books Citywest for AIF, by Easytiger
« on: February 04, 2013, 02:47:13 PM »
You do know that its a true story?
That TF came on one morning boasting about the great deal he got for the AI weekend, and that the team would also be staying there and what great parties there'd be, etc.
Only for another poster to point out that he'd booked the wrong weekend!
Maybe you had to be there....

I think you have to remember TF's persona at the time also, which caused it to be much more amusing

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General discussion / Re: Alliance showing their true colours now
« on: January 31, 2013, 02:50:44 PM »
The basis of faith, the Bible, is non changeable.

How is it decided which bits of the non changeable bible to use for the rules - it seems to contain a vast number of rules (and punishments) of which only some appear to be held so dear.

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General discussion / Re: Alliance showing their true colours now
« on: January 31, 2013, 02:44:40 PM »
Would this mean that GAA would become compulsory in state schools as part of the curriculum similar to soccer? And that Irish would have to be provided as an option for languages? Or would these be banished to extra-curriculum activities?
Would the compromise be all on the Catholic schools side? That they drop anything remotely connected to an Irish tradition without the state school modifying it's outlook to allow for the changed interests of it's new found students?

Where is football a compulsory part of the curriculum? In my school they relented and allowed football in 6th year, though no team was allowed.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: January 28, 2013, 08:30:37 AM »
Deserved victory for Oldham.

robinson, coates, allen and borini all awful. many of the others not much better than that.


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General discussion / Re: Irish Chelsea fans
« on: January 25, 2013, 04:25:27 PM »
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Not so sure the wife issue was the main one in his unhappy few seasons at Rangers.

He doesnt seem to think it was most relevant - he was married before moving to rangers and stated that they knew his wifes religion - so hard to see why hed be frozen out on account of it.

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General discussion / Re: Restaurants in Belfast?
« on: January 25, 2013, 03:26:27 PM »
used to go to the Morning Star the odd time - theyd do the 24oz steak -if you want a bigger one you  have to order in advance.

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whats the story with electricity through the interconnector? - i was under the impression that quite a lot of power comes uk->ireland currently, so ireland is a net consumer on it.

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