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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: Today at 09:05:21 PM »
RIP Malcolm Young, the sound of my youth for definite.


You are correct. Military non-alignment has merely been a policy. Same as the Triple-Lock. There is a common misconception that they are both in the constitution.

Non-alignment makes a lot of sense, and allows flexibility. The triple-lock however is a pathetic mechanism, which basically says we as a state don't trust ourselves to make our own decisions. Yet, we will allow China and Russia to have a say.
Who are the good guys? The ones who ploughed into Iraq without UN approval?

Yip the bad guys have a say, so do the good guys though.

GAA Discussion / Re: TG4 - Club Championships Coverage
« on: November 17, 2017, 01:31:29 PM »
What's being shown this weekend?

Stick fighting.

Those lads in TG4 think the Stick Fighting is better entertainment than the bogball. Ballygunners run has been highly competitive in all games.

And they're not wrong  ;) but in all fairness the club football is more often than not entertaining enough fare compared to the IC game.

GAA Discussion / Re: Tom Humphries
« on: November 17, 2017, 08:21:53 AM »
The UK government are in the process of extending the 'position of trust' legislation to sports coaches. This makes sexual relationships illegal between sports coaches and 16- and 17-year-olds in their care. The law currently covers teachers, hospital workers and carers, but not sports coaches.

New coaching legislation coming in from Croke this year I hear... while the child protection courses were a great initiative when they first came out they needed to be backed by a police check if you’re being totally honest

All coaches are meant to have Access NI clearance, are they not? Ours do.

General discussion / Re: Religion.
« on: November 16, 2017, 11:13:43 AM »

People paying $450M for a painting is mad enough but it seems that somehow Leonardo DaVinci had a time machine and this Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World) is a depiction of Jesus himself.

Turns out the current images we see of Jesus are based on one of the popes sons, (illegitimate) Cesare Borgia who the Pope of the time, Pope Alexander VI who wanted all artwork of jesus to be modelled on this son and that seems to have stood the test of time.

Always wondered how some things evolved and become factoids.

General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 15, 2017, 11:32:34 AM »
Leo, another lickspittle to the Brits.

Says one of the Queen's subjects

It is the entitlement and birthright of every person born in the island of Ireland, which includes its islands and seas, to be part of the Irish nation.

Where is that written? answers on a postcard...

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 14, 2017, 10:27:38 PM »
I can't believe how shoddy the Eurosceptics are. Brexit is a dogs dinner.

No one expected middle England to shoot itself in the foot, even the brexiteers were in shock when they no hence no coherent plan and leadership to carry it through.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 14, 2017, 10:20:31 PM »
Best team won, end off.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: November 14, 2017, 11:18:53 AM »
Very few of the Irish rubgy league team be irish born

The lad interviewed on the Sunday mornings highlights program had the same Irish accent as Simon Geoghegan had back in the day.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: November 13, 2017, 04:08:17 PM »
the FAI milked granny rule to its last but this residency rule is a joke. so by your criteria CJ Stanbder is a good player so its ok.

he is taking some lad from Cork Con or Shannon or Young Munsters spot no matter how its dressed up.

its not like they are Pat Duignan and entitled to play for Ireland ( off and google that one Sfyeris)

Not sure anyone is entitled to anything especially in professional sport.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: November 13, 2017, 02:39:52 PM »
Strange one for anyone following the RL world cup in Australia, but how come Ireland win two games and lose one, fail to make the last 8 yet Somoa in another group  lose two and draw one and make the last 8...

Any ideas?

Different numbers of teams in each group. Ireland were in a smaller group of 3 where only the winner qualified and Samoa were in a group of 4 where the top 3 teams qualified.

I'm presuming it's a seeding system.

So the weaker teams were in the 3 team groups and you needed to win them outright to compete with the top level teams in the 4 team groups?

Are Papua New Guinea good at this RL thing?

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: November 13, 2017, 11:12:29 AM »
Strange one for anyone following the RL world cup in Australia, but how come Ireland win two games and lose one, fail to make the last 8 yet Somoa in another group  lose two and draw one and make the last 8...

Any ideas?

GAA Discussion / Re: Dia Domhnaigh 19 - 11 - 2017
« on: November 13, 2017, 10:36:33 AM »

Ballygunnar on again tomorrow, 3 weeks in a row.

Ballygunner back after their week off.

Ballygunner v Na Piarsaigh   beo

Cuala v Saint Martins   iarbheo

Another hurling double bill, great stuff TG4.

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: November 11, 2017, 10:15:12 PM »
I see some big news breaking about Judge Roy Moore.....why am I not surprised-lol

He’s a man of god first, constitution second... apparently.

Louis CK too.

They’re dropping by the hour.

I would say Moore is only the first of the politicians (excluding Trump and Clinton and so on!)

This is quite an astounding defence of Moore by the state Auditor and fellow republican, Jim Zeigler who obviously is another religious nut job;

And finally, the piece de resistance:

“Take the Bible — Zachariah and Elizabeth, for instance. Zachariah was extremely old to marry Elizabeth and they became the parents of John the Baptist,” Ziegler says, choosing his words carefully before invoking Christ. “Also take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus.”

“There’s just nothing immoral or illegal here,” Ziegler concluded. “Maybe just a little bit unusual.”

Yep, they’ll still vote for him. Bible has been used to justify lots of shit, especially in the US South.

Yes, Jesus is the reason Trump won. :-[

Well he is responsible for everything is he not?

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