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GAA Discussion / Re: James Horan steps down as Mayo manager
« on: December 15, 2017, 11:12:20 PM »
The real scandal is everyone is aware of it but Revenue have never gotten involved. This is cash in hand for a literal job.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: December 15, 2017, 10:35:57 PM »
Correct in your last sentence Seaf as huge numbers of ordinary people got to have unbelievably decent lifestyles.
Thatcherism/Reaganism marked the end of that and since then vast quantities of wealth have been transferred to an ever decreasing band of super super rich.
Time for another "New Deal"

What part of 1945-79 was better than 2017 for the average man, woman or child in Ireland? If Id been born then Id have had to emigrate from Ireland to work like my father.
You could buy a house on one salary.
People got payrises.
Banks didn't collapse
There were no economic crashes
Debt related suicides were unheard of
Society was more creative because the money was spread around

The economy was in deeper sht then with huge immigration and the welfare supports you complain about were no where near as strong as they are now.

Far too many people fall into this trap of believing life was better in the olden days. It wasnt.
You are confusing 2 things Syf.
The system by which money was distributed was far batter because it was focused on general well-being.
But there were no iPhones.

Wait s few years and people realise their pensions won't be paid. Neoliberalism sucks
We were behind the loop as usual - 19 60s and 19 70's were our "New Deal" years.
FF fcuks it up with their 1997 Budget of neo Liberal tax cuts and Socialist major increase in Public Spending.
As a eesult we had our new depression in the 80's as the Thatcher Reagan neo Liberalism had its initial boost.
We went down the neo Liberal route from 1997 and blew up on the double -property and banks 2008.
1930s/40s/50s/60s we could provide public housing for our people.
Now we sit back and hope the private sector will solve the housing crisis despite building houses no one can afford or charging rents no one can afford.
19 50s a State Company provided rural electrification -now we sit wringing our hands because the totally privatised communications world won't provide rural broadband.

The costs involved with fiber optic networks in rural areas are astronomical. Were already far ahead of countries like the US in terms of 4G coverage and broadband pricing so I wouldnt be as quick to buy into the high speed internet hand-wringing as some are. Were in a pretty good place all things considered when you look at the position we were in half a decade ago. And Christ if our mixture of FF and FG-Lab governments dont look a damn sight better than what the US or UK have inflicted on themselves..

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GAA Discussion / Re: James Horan steps down as Mayo manager
« on: December 15, 2017, 09:49:32 PM »
seriously, how much cash do you think a club manager in Mayo gets ?

lets say they get 100 a session. so 50 x 100 = 5,000. or even 150 a session x 50 =7,500
Hardly life changing.

Am I way off, I genuinely don't know.

Lads get that a night to manage teams that have no chance in Offaly.

Then in Roscommon, youve Pdraig Pearses. 30 grand a year to Curan x 2 years.
Flanagan will probably get similar.
0 county titles.

Pearses were stone useless this season without Cake. This is the first Ive heard about 30 grand a year to Cake. I think a lot of people get confused about the need to pay other coaches too when it comes to these rumored numbers.

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General discussion / Re: Bob Geldof
« on: December 15, 2017, 09:16:43 PM »
Joshua Tree is still the greatest Irish album of all time.

Love or hate Bono, at least U2 has done a bit of work and produced a steady stream of albums and still goes on tours that are sold out. Some of their songs are hits and some are misses, I think the Joshua Tree was a high point, but you can't argue with their creativity or willingness to adapt and evolve, which in my opinion is the measure of a good artist. It's more than you can say for Bob "only 45 people showed up for my gig in Milan" Geldof. He had a handful of mediocre singles out in the early 90s and since then he's done damn all musically. Seems to be still living on the laurels of his Live Aid work, a well-intentioned campaign that backfired and probably ended up hurting more Ethiopians than it helped.

Its a pity because Bannana Republic was a great song and youd not have bet on U2 and Bono outstripping him so totally musically back then.

Ironically Geldof was criticising the very time period Seafoid is lionising in the US thread.

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GAA Discussion / Re: James Horan steps down as Mayo manager
« on: December 15, 2017, 08:31:14 PM »
seriously, how much cash do you think a club manager in Mayo gets ?

lets say they get 100 a session. so 50 x 100 = 5,000. or even 150 a session x 50 =7,500
Hardly life changing.

Am I way off, I genuinely don't know.

Im not lambasting him for it. For the sake of a few evenings a week you can make a bit of cash and hopefully give a good service to the club in question too. But dont mistake it as being part of any great plan to take over in any county.

How in the f**k would you know what James Horan's intentions or motivations are?

Because the Galway job is going to be his if by some miracle he wants it. The idea posed here was it was he was doing the Westport job as a lead in to going for that job but his record is already such that he could sit on his hands for the next five years and walk into nearly any IC job he wanted.

Chill out, it's Christmas.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: December 15, 2017, 08:28:56 PM »
Correct in your last sentence Seaf as huge numbers of ordinary people got to have unbelievably decent lifestyles.
Thatcherism/Reaganism marked the end of that and since then vast quantities of wealth have been transferred to an ever decreasing band of super super rich.
Time for another "New Deal"

What part of 1945-79 was better than 2017 for the average man, woman or child in Ireland? If Id been born then Id have had to emigrate from Ireland to work like my father.
You could buy a house on one salary.
People got payrises.
Banks didn't collapse
There were no economic crashes
Debt related suicides were unheard of
Society was more creative because the money was spread around

The economy was in deeper sht then with huge immigration and the welfare supports you complain about were no where near as strong as they are now.

Far too many people fall into this trap of believing life was better in the olden days. It wasnt.
You are confusing 2 things Syf.
The system by which money was distributed was far batter because it was focused on general well-being.
But there were no iPhones.

Wait s few years and people realise their pensions won't be paid. Neoliberalism sucks

That is complete and utter nonsense with no basis in fact.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: December 15, 2017, 08:12:01 PM »
Correct in your last sentence Seaf as huge numbers of ordinary people got to have unbelievably decent lifestyles.
Thatcherism/Reaganism marked the end of that and since then vast quantities of wealth have been transferred to an ever decreasing band of super super rich.
Time for another "New Deal"

What part of 1945-79 was better than 2017 for the average man, woman or child in Ireland? If Id been born then Id have had to emigrate from Ireland to work like my father.
You could buy a house on one salary.
People got payrises.
Banks didn't collapse
There were no economic crashes
Debt related suicides were unheard of
Society was more creative because the money was spread around

The economy was in deeper sht then with huge immigration and the welfare supports you complain about were no where near as strong as they are now.

Far too many people fall into this trap of believing life was better in the olden days. It wasnt.

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General discussion / Re: The Stardust Fire
« on: December 15, 2017, 07:33:57 PM »
So this isnt really about the families Bomber, is it ?

+1

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: December 15, 2017, 07:11:49 PM »
Correct in your last sentence Seaf as huge numbers of ordinary people got to have unbelievably decent lifestyles.
Thatcherism/Reaganism marked the end of that and since then vast quantities of wealth have been transferred to an ever decreasing band of super super rich.
Time for another "New Deal"

What part of 1945-79 was better than 2017 for the average man, woman or child in Ireland? If Id been born then Id have had to emigrate from Ireland to work like my father.

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GAA Discussion / Re: James Horan steps down as Mayo manager
« on: December 15, 2017, 07:03:30 PM »
seriously, how much cash do you think a club manager in Mayo gets ?

lets say they get 100 a session. so 50 x 100 = 5,000. or even 150 a session x 50 =7,500
Hardly life changing.

Am I way off, I genuinely don't know.

Im not lambasting him for it. For the sake of a few evenings a week you can make a bit of cash and hopefully give a good service to the club in question too. But dont mistake it as being part of any great plan to take over in any county.

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General discussion / Re: Bob Geldof
« on: December 15, 2017, 06:59:45 PM »
Joshua Tree is still the greatest Irish album of all time.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: December 15, 2017, 05:41:28 PM »
Yawn.

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GAA Discussion / Re: James Horan steps down as Mayo manager
« on: December 15, 2017, 05:11:55 PM »
Horan is taking over a good group of lads. Westport have a serious group of lads coming through at present. The bulk of their All Ireland Intermediate club side were under 25 and younger! They won the under 21 County championship with Pat Holmes this year and they have been winning county Minor/under16 titles and so on the last couple of years.

Horan (as you'd expect) is not joining a sinking ship. He has looked at this and sees an opportunity!
He did the same with Ballintubber which them gave him the opportunity to get into county management. He is probably planning long term with this gig now maybe eyeing up Galway seniors as another opportunity!

He'd have gotten the Galway job with or without Westport if he wanted it. He's doing it for the cash, let's not beat around any bushes here and pretend there's some grand plan.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: December 15, 2017, 05:01:45 PM »
Seafoud tried to rebuke me and then immediately linked to a publication whose entire exsistence is centered around attacking capitalism and literally supports marxism. You may as well kick the ball in your own net and be done with the discussion.
Syf, the economic system is very close to collapse. The Eurozone does not have a lender of last resort. Do you understand what that means ? 

a fella who used to play for Mayo called Ludwig Von Mises said that all debt expansion systems end in mass bankruptcies. WW2 was the result of the last one.


is the ECB not a lender of last resort?
You support plutocracy. God only knows why. What did plutocracy ever do for Roscommon?
The ECB would have bailed out Anglo and AIB in 2010 if it had been a lender of last resort.

When the banks blow up again the people will have to pony up again.

Where do you think the bailout money came from, Seafoid? Because it definitely wasnt the billions we didnt have laying around.
It was added onto the debt

So your idea of a lender is not a lender at all. Gotcha.
It is not a monetary union. The ECB is not a proper central bank.

Seafoid, just because you support socialism it doesnt mean being asked to pay for your debts is even noteworthy. Communism failed, repeatedly. Capitalism is much, much more successful at supporting both people and societies. Just because its not perfect it doesnt mean youre enlightened or even entitled to sneer at it.

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: December 15, 2017, 04:05:40 PM »
Maybe......that board member could stop making  abusive and inappropriate comments,  even if he assumes they're funny

Ditto...

This is exactly where light moderation is needed. By having none it's emboldened someone like Ferron to feel he has impunity to drag a discussion off topic and swing the spotlight on himself. He's clearly not going to be the bigger man so even acknowledging any comment is pointless. It's the moderators that should be contacted.
Gone take the hour you said it would take you to set up a better site, and we will move over to that sure.

It would take about five minutes to set up a freely-hosted forum, actually. Even you could do it. Moderation on a forum is not some sort of exotic gift you should not expect, but a minority here suffer from extreme cases of Stockholm syndrome when it comes to the topic.

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