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General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: February 13, 2018, 03:25:08 PM »
So the main witness says she didn’t think she witnessed a rape...could be crucial

This is not news.

I see Jackson denied a threesome taking place to the witness’ friend the morning after. He is now claiming Olding was in the room. The witness also saw Jackson thrusting into her - digital penetration my arse.
 
Lying since square one.

I see on twitter a lot jumping on the fact that she didn't think it was rape.  However, I agree that the fact that she has contradicted Jackson's evidence is much more significant.  She is very specific in that she saw "thrusting".  The first issue is open to interpretation the second is not.

/Jim.

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General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: February 13, 2018, 08:55:10 AM »
why do we have a judicial system? Complete waste of money! All things should be settled by the Board! Fireside lawyers by the dozen!

Can we put a poll up? At least that will give us an idea and close the case! Save that girl from 3 weeks of torment

At what point of people telling you you’re acting scummy will you get the message?

If you think a system that allows a woman’s underwear be paraded around a court room asks a two week long grilling with countless baseless insinuations about her sexual desires and motivations is a good judicial system you are in a single world wrong.

What the defence have attempted is not a defence of their client but a smear campaign against the victim. I hope to God the jurors are smart enough to see through the noise.
LOL what a clown. I honestly don't think you live in the real world. It's called a defence for a reason - do you expect them to hold out their hands and ask for the cuffs to be applied?!

I don't know what the answer is, as people have the right to defend themselves.  However, there is no doubt that the reports on this trial and of the treatment of this woman would make any potential complainant think twice about following through on a complaint.

/Jim.

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General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: February 07, 2018, 10:46:53 AM »
There's been talk about all the adult content available on the internet

I have no comment on trial itself until we see how it pans out.

But I think that all of us should be tuned into above issue though.  We have a generation of kids growing up on hardcore stuff from the internet.  This isn't akin to anything I knew in my youth (skin mags and blue movies as they were referred to back then).  Also kids are seeing the porn first and gaining sexual experience after.   Expectation are being set by this stuff which both pressurising and confusing kids.

I spoke about this with some German colleagues at work.  I was asking about these "safe zones" in German cities for New Years.  I expected to hear about immigrants and culture clashes.  However they said that these "safe zones" are common now at rock concerts and beer festivals.  They said young German men expect the type of stuff we are hearing about in the current court case and lack an understanding about boundaries.

I don't think you can stop kids looking at this stuff but teenagers need to be educated about the difference between fantasy and reality.  I think it's important to have teenagers associate sex with intimacy and respect but maybe that's a battle that is already lost.

/Jim.




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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: February 05, 2018, 03:48:25 PM »
Northern and Republic to play friendly in November.

Surely a chance to don the Poppy shirts and get booing Mclean.

/Jim.

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General discussion / Re: woman dies for want of a abortion
« on: February 02, 2018, 03:07:39 PM »
On abortion, I find it difficult to see how some people can have such strong viewpoints one way or the other. It's an EXTREMELY complex issue and anyone who is 100% in one direction and dismissive of the other simply isn't engaging in an honest discussion imo

As they type these days "+1".

I can't countenance ever accepting these women who claim "bodily autonomy" means that abortion is some kind of human right.  Neither though can countenance people who could watch a woman suffer (and die in some cases) because in principle for them life begins at conception.   I think that there is a halfway house that allows compassion (and even morality!) with due medical supervision etc.

Those that are motivated to campaign seem to be the extremes so I am tending to ignore debates and would certainly not open the door to any of them.  On a personal level, as the father of a boy with Down Syndrome, I have observed too much cuntiness from both groups when they discuss people like my son.

/Jim.

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General discussion / Re: Is Gregory Campbell a b swear word.
« on: January 25, 2018, 03:48:21 PM »
I agree,but unfortunately a high percentage of unionists see everything as a "concession" to Sinn Fein,regardless of how reasonable any proposition is.
I suspect some/a lot of Unionists see the existence of Nationalists/ Catholics/Irish/Taigs/Fenians as a "concession"
Says the man from Roscommon.

While I cannot confirm or deny the sheepstealer's view of some/a lot of unionists, I would be interested in your view, as a unionist, of Campbell's theory that this flags are merely a reaction to some other slight.

I ask because to an outsider it looks like Campbell is ignoring the obvious connection to an up coming anniversary.  Prima facie, playing to a tribal gallery, if you will.   It makes comparisons to McElduff less about "whataboutery" and more about rank hypocrisy.  It also suggests that the local MP is reluctant to state this obvious connection as it might involve acknowledging that Bloody Sunday was a wrong visited on "themmuns".    I then wonder if that is based on his own feelings or a fear of his own tribal gallery.

/Jim.

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Michaelg show us your norn iron passport to prove norn iron exists please, you cant, they dont exist, why you ask do they not exist, they dont exist because norn iron is not a country, it isnt even a province, it is 2/3rds of a province.

Who are "they"?

As for existing, I don't know who in the world holds the definitive list of "countries" but UEFA and FIFA definitely own the definitive list of international football teams and according to then Northern Ireland does exist.  In a soccer context that's all that matters. 

So I don't think michaelg dreamt the Northern Ireland matches he was at.

/Jim.

Of course in a soccer context that is all that matters ffs! It is not a nation, some of their fans, many of their fans believe it to be a country, an actual country /Jim, it is not an actual country /Jim.

Our wee country cant even make it as a province let alone a country but they did put up one hell of a fight in the WC playoffs, which is more than the Republic, a real country did in their playoff game.

/Kevin.

Good man Kevin,

Regardless of what entity it represents Fifa have a team called "Northern Ireland" .  If michaelg calls out that people here can't even refer to the team by it's name then I think it says more about them than him.

/Jim.

Jim, to me saying northern Ireland is about as natural as saying Londonderry, it is a term coined by the british as is Londonderry and I would be curious as to wether you would use the term Londonderry to describe the city of Derry?

If not then that says a lot about you, if so it says a lot about you.

My personal preference is to say Derry. I wouldn't choke prepending it with London in certain circumstances.  I certainly can allow myself accept (and  even utter) that there is an international soccer team called "Northern Ireland".

/Jim.

Edit: As a clarification before being asked I do come from the "Free State" and as  for being a Gael I am fortunate to have a long involvement with inter-county hurling.

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I've no problem with anything. Everyone to their own. I'm just asking the question why anyone feels affinity to norn iron? Like lets not paper over the bigotry associated with the IFA. I'm only asking by the way.

As a Gael with no affinity to them, can you bring yourself  to call their team Northern Ireland or is that a step too far?

/Jim.

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Michaelg show us your norn iron passport to prove norn iron exists please, you cant, they dont exist, why you ask do they not exist, they dont exist because norn iron is not a country, it isnt even a province, it is 2/3rds of a province.

Who are "they"?

As for existing, I don't know who in the world holds the definitive list of "countries" but UEFA and FIFA definitely own the definitive list of international football teams and according to then Northern Ireland does exist.  In a soccer context that's all that matters. 

So I don't think michaelg dreamt the Northern Ireland matches he was at.

/Jim.

Of course in a soccer context that is all that matters ffs! It is not a nation, some of their fans, many of their fans believe it to be a country, an actual country /Jim, it is not an actual country /Jim.

Our wee country cant even make it as a province let alone a country but they did put up one hell of a fight in the WC playoffs, which is more than the Republic, a real country did in their playoff game.

/Kevin.

Good man Kevin,

Regardless of what entity it represents Fifa have a team called "Northern Ireland" .  If michaelg calls out that people here can't even refer to the team by it's name then I think it says more about them than him.

/Jim.

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Michaelg show us your norn iron passport to prove norn iron exists please, you cant, they dont exist, why you ask do they not exist, they dont exist because norn iron is not a country, it isnt even a province, it is 2/3rds of a province.

Who are "they"?

As for existing, I don't know who in the world holds the definitive list of "countries" but UEFA and FIFA definitely own the definitive list of international football teams and according to then Northern Ireland does exist.  In a soccer context that's all that matters. 

So I don't think michaelg dreamt the Northern Ireland matches he was at.

/Jim.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: January 12, 2018, 11:00:02 AM »
It would be interesting to know if it's a case that FAI and O'Neill have a verbal agreement so FAI haven't got around to drawing up contracts of their own volition or if they have and O'Neill hasn't signed them.

Also if O'Neill is "out of contract" does he still get paid?

Looking from the outside in, it all seems a little shoddy and unprofessional.

/Jim.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: January 09, 2018, 02:15:49 PM »
At the last UK election the 18 NI seats were divvied up between the DUP and SF. The SDLP was wiped out.
The politics in NI are completely polarised. It is more or less geographical as well.

SF have to prove that they are capable of delivering change that benefits voters. Otherwise voters will shaft them. 
Maybe the most interesting comment on this whole clusterfuck came regarding SF's respect equality and sectarianism agenda. It looks like plamas.

SF remind me a bit of the Tyrone footballers 2018 version. Very disciplined but no marquee forwards.

The All Ireland that SF are playing for is a United Ireland. They need to have the right people in place to take advantage of the UK's weakness. They need to be strategic. They need to think ahead. Maybe they can't. 

This has nothing to do with the Stardust. This is senior hurling.

I have been thinking about this for a while.  If you look at the long game then all Sinn Féin have to do here is not drop the ball.   Demographics are taking care of things.  In reality in a stalemate situation, it's the DUP that have to make a move.  Playing keep ball will only cost them as they need to widen their support base.  So really the onus is on them to broaden their appeal.  I see zero evidence of that or even an understanding of that from their utterances. 

I don't know the McElduff chap from Adam but I think that Shinners have mishandled things.  If he has done nothing wrong, then they should say so and back him.  By punishing him they are suggesting he did something wrong but by giving such a light punishment it seems like a fudge.  This halfway house effort will be grist to their critics' mills.

/Jim.




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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: January 06, 2018, 08:46:42 PM »
365 to 1! Pretty long odds!

Longer again that he picked Kingsmills bread  ahead of any other brand.  Double it up that he put the writing the right way up too.

All in all  a terribly unlucky man. Remember that he and his like are building an Ireland of equals and teaching respect to all and sundry.

/Jim.

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General discussion / Re: British Forces training at Curragh Camp?
« on: November 17, 2017, 10:43:44 AM »
Did they wear poppies last week?

/Jim.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 16, 2017, 10:34:24 AM »
It is informative to consider the bewilderment of outside observers when it comes to the level of expectation the soccer public in Ireland hold for their squad.   

Squads of greater ability than the current have come and gone, yet we have only graced 2 World Cups.  So, it is no surprising that O'Neill points out that they were within 90 minutes of this one.

On the whole he has done well with this squad result-wise.  As for style, there have been quibbles but style only becomes an issue when you lose.  I think most people choose to ignore the rantings of the likes of Dunphy et al.  Only a lunatic thinks that a 35 year old reserve from a Championship side is going to allow pass teams off the park. 

However, this week is a serious blot on the copybook, not just results wise.   From RTE, only Ronnie Whelan picked up on the fact that players were mouthing off with each other.  They were rattled.  They know that it was their failure to handle a short corner, not Keane's, not O'Neills.   I think the occasion got to some of them.    But we were told his strong point was motivating and giving lads confidence.   Also the half-time substitution smacked of management panic.   

O'Neill owes his employers and explanation for that but some of mad outrage elsewhere, well it's just mad Ted.

/Jim.

Jim, we need to talk.

Don't count so good....

/Jim.

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