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General discussion / Re: Game of Thrones - Spoilers
« on: Today at 06:04:15 AM »
We got up to watch it at 2am and have to say, it didnít keep me from falling asleep afterwards as I feared. Ending was actually fine by me, if rushed.

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General discussion / Re: Elections North and South
« on: May 15, 2019, 12:24:10 PM »
Co-opting. Jobs for the boys/girls. If you're a good little boy or girl and do what the Felon's club tells you, you'll get a cushey MLA number.

Or the Durkans in Derry or Dallats in Causeway or the Paisleys, Poots and Robinsons etc. etc....all the same in every political party.

It's definitely not the same in every political party.

I see there is an issue with postal votes for the European elections in NI. Be interesting to see if this has an effect on percentage vote share....

Nonsense. Of course it is! Newly elected SDLP councillor Mary Durkan in Derry. Im sure it's just coincidence she's Mark Hs sister and Marks neice. Same with the Robinsons in the DUP and the Trimbles in the UUP.
That's newly elected Mary Durkan the practicing barrister, who has been involved in politics forever, and who was the poll topper in the QUB Student Union president election back in 2001?  I don't get why you think there's nepotism - Mary doesn't need the role of councillor, given her successful career, and was elected fair and square. 

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General discussion / Re: Elections North and South
« on: May 07, 2019, 06:50:26 AM »

Michelle OíNeill
@moneillsf

5h
Spoke with Karen Bradey this aínoon regarding City Deal for Derry & Strabane. This is much needed investment in the northwest and alongside investment in other projects such as the Ulster University including the medical school are vital to building a strong & vibrant community.

What could possibly have brought Derry to Michelle's attention I wonder?  :P
And Colum Eastwood:
Been speaking to the British government over the last couple of days to ensure a City Deal is delivered for Derry. Really important that the investment is big enough to make a difference. Magee needs to be expanded. We also need match funding from Stormont. We need a government.

Both statements within 12 hrs of Karen Bradley announcing Derryís city deal...coincidence??

I wonder how much Strabane will see of it.

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General discussion / Re: Game of Thrones - Spoilers
« on: May 06, 2019, 12:10:00 PM »
Although it did sadden me a little (all the coming-togethers that happened in Series 8 have been busted open), I'm glad that Arya didn't just submit to the offer - some immense female characters in this show, I love it. 

We did the exhibition in the Titanic Exhibition Centre last week - you can see some of the scenery from Kings Landing from the car park (not really part of the exhibition). 

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General discussion / Re: Elections North and South
« on: May 02, 2019, 08:43:59 PM »
Just walked past NigelDodds outside a polling station - he must be worried!

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General discussion / Re: Car Problems!!
« on: May 02, 2019, 10:04:51 AM »
Accidentally put a small amount of coolant on top of a fairly fully brake fluid reservoir. Can i DIY fix it (car not being driven) or would I be best going to get it properly flushed? I sort of know it is the latter but just in case...

Take no chances with brakes Rois. Needs completely flushed out. When it mixes with the brakes fluid your braking efficiency will reduce and the brake pedal will likely get a lot softer. It also has the potential to damage the rubber seals in the brake system.
As I thought.  Would it cause much damage if I drove it (for the first time since putting the fluid in) to a garage about 1k away? 

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General discussion / Re: Car Problems!!
« on: May 02, 2019, 08:39:21 AM »
Accidentally put a small amount of coolant on top of a fairly fully brake fluid reservoir. Can i DIY fix it (car not being driven) or would I be best going to get it properly flushed? I sort of know it is the latter but just in case...

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General discussion / Re: Omagh area recommendations
« on: April 29, 2019, 05:57:24 PM »
What happened the Gortin Historical park?
Gone a long time (funding). 


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General discussion / Re: Omagh area recommendations
« on: April 29, 2019, 06:39:48 AM »
Call in and see Garvaghey, the Tyrone GAA Centre, just off the main road about 10 miles from Omagh. Thereís some interesting articles and pieces on the history of Tyrone and even taking the walking track around it gives a feeling of being in rural Tyrone. 
Dungannon isnít far and has Ranfurly House at the Hill of the OíNeill, which has a great guided tour focussing  on the Flight of the Earls.

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: April 28, 2019, 10:10:32 AM »
Irish girl currently leading in London - Sinead Diver from Belmullet.

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General discussion / Re: Las Vegas
« on: April 25, 2019, 09:01:10 PM »
Said to Mr Rois this eve about it, and he did say that it would probably be more interesting for people who liked engineering. We were not those people.

Gmac, how are you enjoying MB? I admit to being disappointed by the pool because when we got there in a day 1 it was early eve and there were empty plastic glasses and bottles littered through the Lazy River. Hopefully better experience for you.

Iíve been there 3 times now and my favourite hotel was Trump  :-[

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General discussion / Re: Las Vegas
« on: April 25, 2019, 05:25:54 PM »
Hoover Dam is a must imo. Loved it.
I must have missed something.  We stopped because we were driving past, but if I'd gone out of my way to see it, I'd have been disappointed.  Glen Canyon dam in Az much better for seeing a dam up close. 

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General discussion / Re: Las Vegas
« on: April 25, 2019, 04:33:24 PM »
feel free to shoot out other ideas...restaurants,bars,attractions,golf courses  :P :-* if she would let me,would prefer to have a rough idea of what we are going to do each day

Topgolf driving range can be fun even for a non-golfer - drinks at your booth etc.  I think there's also a floor with a pool.  It's at the back of MGM at the airport end of the strip.

There's a golf course out the back of the Wynn hotel - we had a really nice lunch out on the terrace (it's a dressed-up kind of place but it was lovely). 

The Hoover Dam is really boring so don't make a separate trip out of it. 

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: April 20, 2019, 08:36:26 PM »
What age did all you gaaboard golfers start out at?
Getting my first handicap this year - prefer to keep age to myself (over 30, under 40  ;D )

Playing at Ardglass this evening - my first links experience.

Ardglass is fantastic. But itís not a links. Itís a seaside parkland.
Ah well. As close at I want to get to the sea for now. It was a lovely evening of golf. Any one know of any courses that donít have bunkers?

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