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General discussion / Re: Shoot to Kill 1982
« on: November 26, 2022, 12:35:28 PM »
Let's not kid ourselves that justice was served today, the Judge may have dismissed his wet finger bullshit but bought the uncocked aspect of this which changed the crime from murder to manslaughter.

I'll wait on the sentencing before passing true judgement as I can see it being the minimum as possible they could give him.

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General discussion / Re: Scottish independence referendum thread
« on: November 24, 2022, 06:55:49 PM »
This is not a blow for the SNP

Sturgeon knew exactly how this was going to play out - any fool getting legal advice should've known that the devolved administrations can't just call a referendum and leave of their own accord - the decision was always going go be this way

Hence the UK Govt requested that the Supreme Court decline to rule on the matter at all

She asked the question to demonstrate exactly what someone said earlier - that the way things are is akin to a hostage situation

Except that nobody's really sure if the hostage wants to leave it's captor

They asked him a few years ago but Stockholm Syndrome meant that he didn't want to go.

But now they've cut him to one meal a day and gagged him so he can't be asked the question again

Today's ruling was a boost for the independence campaign

Exactly this.

If the UKSC had ruled in favour of the SNP they'd have been like a dog chasing a car, and finally getting caught up with it, not knowing what to do. The SNP knew they needed another "wedge" issue and the UKSC have handed them one, the denial of democracy to the Scottish voter, so it will be interesting how the next GE goes north of the GB border.

Does it though? If the SNP pick up every single seat north of the border does it actually make them more powerful? The power ultimately resides with Westminster.

It definitely does

But Sturgeon's strategy here is to present a case that the Scots want away, but London won't let them

She wants to destroy the whole 'voluntary union of equals' nonsense

The SNP (hypothetically) winning every seat in Scotland on an independence manifesto would a clear demonstration of this and would make it very difficult politically for Westminster to deny a referendum

There nothing that makes you want to do something more than some superior cnut telling you that you can't

Especially in a Rees Mogg accent..


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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 24, 2022, 09:07:08 AM »
The Glazers bought Manure for £790m. 2 years previously the club were champions.

Chelsea was recently sold for £4bn. Manure would be worth something similar.
The last trophy won by the club was in 2017. The last title was 2013. Go figure.

The Glazers bought Manu for SFA, the leveraged loan meant that Man U bought Man U on the never never, the Glazers were never on the hook for a brass farthing.

They bled off Utd like the parasites they are.

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General discussion / Re: Scottish independence referendum thread
« on: November 24, 2022, 09:04:01 AM »
This is not a blow for the SNP

Sturgeon knew exactly how this was going to play out - any fool getting legal advice should've known that the devolved administrations can't just call a referendum and leave of their own accord - the decision was always going go be this way

Hence the UK Govt requested that the Supreme Court decline to rule on the matter at all

She asked the question to demonstrate exactly what someone said earlier - that the way things are is akin to a hostage situation

Except that nobody's really sure if the hostage wants to leave it's captor

They asked him a few years ago but Stockholm Syndrome meant that he didn't want to go.

But now they've cut him to one meal a day and gagged him so he can't be asked the question again

Today's ruling was a boost for the independence campaign

Exactly this.

If the UKSC had ruled in favour of the SNP they'd have been like a dog chasing a car, and finally getting caught up with it, not knowing what to do. The SNP knew they needed another "wedge" issue and the UKSC have handed them one, the denial of democracy to the Scottish voter, so it will be interesting how the next GE goes north of the GB border.


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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: November 23, 2022, 02:30:42 PM »
Poor Arlene my heart is broke for her….

I don't think anyone is saying that, but we need to be better than that if we want a UI of mutual respect.


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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 23, 2022, 11:39:09 AM »
If you are born in July can you be in the same year as a kid born the following June?

School enrolment year is 2nd July to 1st of July the following year in North

Is this correct for school enrolment?

It's just that I've a query from a parent whose kid is born on the 1st of July that I need to delve into.

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General discussion / Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« on: November 23, 2022, 10:11:58 AM »
Liverpool’s Mbappe with the 3rd goal.

Liverpools Konate (a very decent player) is fit, that's the biggest surprise.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Club hurling championships 2022
« on: November 22, 2022, 01:20:32 PM »
Dungiven seem the closest from what I can see. Realistically Dunloy the strongest by a good bit in antrim so if slaughtneil better than them hard to judge the rest of derry. You'd imagine Dungiven at least would be competitive in antrim. Lavey seem to have dropped off.

I think Dungiven gave them a better game than Portaferry but I also think Slaughtneil *probably* prepare to peak for ulster.

Derry always has good hurlers in it. Maghera always competitive. It's just that they're all footballers too.

They did but it isnt always accurate to compare like this as time and conditions have changed-Slaughneil would be up a level now from Derry final-they have found another couple young lads too

Is young McAllister of Cushendall stock?

Remember talking to an old mate from the Dall at a minor game in Ballinascreen and SN were playing, but never made the connection.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: November 22, 2022, 01:15:21 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-63706632

I heard who the Pomeroy one was that was arrested. Not going to post names here but I'm shocked.

It’s a murky world nowadays… gone are the days ya headed down to Linenhall street!

It's mental the scale of it!
With so many of these brothels in local rural towns, what does it say about our friends and neighbours!

MR2 - I remember hearing about Linenhall street, never witnessed it myself. Does that sort of street prowling still happen or has it been replaced by these brothels? Don't know what is worse.

Would have been a busy enough street back in the day from what I can remember but by f**k they were ugly!! Ya wouldn't have went near them with a barge pole but no end of cars turning up and picking them up..

We went to Zen the other night and had a laugh about it saying there was none about, the reality is when looking back it must have been so bad and as dangerous as it is now..

These places now seem to be flat out, and they are flat out because more and more people are looking for them, I thought those websites like POF and so on sorted that side of handy sex

The human trafficking is crazy so hopefully these people do so serious time

Lets call it for what it is, scumbags taking advantage of poor girls down on their luck like thon hoor on spotlight getting lifted as he came out from Mass on the Ormeau Road (by the looks of it).
Preying on young girls who're either in care or suffering from addition, or both, wee girl going dry off the drink, he buys her a bottle of vodka. sc**bag.

and lets not forget about the other scumbags who pay for these girls services, every bit as bad..

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 22, 2022, 11:50:36 AM »
Any county can run a of any age competition surely?

You can have under 6 tournaments under 8’s and so on

Any "tournaments" that are u12 and below technically have to be called by the 0.5 age as they aren't allowed to be competitive under that age group.

I was at a few this year, including a great LGFA one at St Galls, and I asked the question as to why they were all stated as U9.5, U10.5 etc and that was the reason given.

Otherwise the organisers would get in bother from the county.

That's news to me, but we certainly have age groups playing tournaments with under 8's I've seen them on our social media pages and at the top it says under 8's ... I know our May day tournament is p5 and covers kids in that year group rather the typical GAA calendar.. But Ive defo seen tournaments with those other groups I've mentioned

We've been invited to a few Belfast tournaments over the summer and they normally U10 or so for I always get asked about the .5's who'd miss out..

Is the Pat Sheehan not U10? Davitts one was the same?

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General discussion / Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« on: November 22, 2022, 11:47:03 AM »
I can’t believe I believed the hype  about this Argentina team

Tbh there are no  real great stand out  teams in this tournament.  The more I see, the more  I dread the unthinkable might happen

Saudis look to be a big, fit outfit, well able to cover the sod, be interesting to see if they can keep this up!

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 22, 2022, 09:56:42 AM »
Any county can run a of any age competition surely?

You can have under 6 tournaments under 8’s and so on

Any "tournaments" that are u12 and below technically have to be called by the 0.5 age as they aren't allowed to be competitive under that age group.

I was at a few this year, including a great LGFA one at St Galls, and I asked the question as to why they were all stated as U9.5, U10.5 etc and that was the reason given.

Otherwise the organisers would get in bother from the county.

You sure about that in Antrim?

I thought they still went with the Calendar year, ie. U10, U9 etc etc?

We in Down do the school year thing, U9.5, U10.5 etc etc, nothing to do with it being competitive or not.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Club hurling championships 2022
« on: November 22, 2022, 09:53:18 AM »
Where is Down hurling in the grand scheme of things in relation Ulster Club SHC?

3rd behind Antrim then Derry at the top at the minute, the one thing S'neil are doing is raising the standard in Derry I'd imagine in club hurling, I know they have won well over the years but teams are raising their own standards to try and catch them I'd imagine

The dual thing impacts the Derry county hurlers more than the other two for obvious reasons hence why the strength in club hurling in Derry hasn't transferred to IC.

Fear will know better, but how far beyond the Lynches, Lavey and the Screen would SN be? Do they even get a competitive game in the Derry club championship?

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Club hurling championships 2022
« on: November 21, 2022, 02:49:04 PM »
Clubanna na Gaaillimhe haven't won the all-Ireland for a while.  Thomases + Peterswell have a big tally of county titles but only the wan all-Ireland.

Thomas' were pretty close last year, better team vrs Ballyhale only to get caught with a TJ Reid free at the death where the keeper had an absolute mindfart.

Standard wise the Galway teams are always in the mix and not to be discounted to easily.

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General discussion / Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« on: November 21, 2022, 01:25:08 PM »
Goal keeper should be gone!! The sub keeper must be rubbish

That big hooter took some thump all the same.

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