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If the first response to anything is "we'll pack our defences".....
How the Hell are we ever to change that mindset?

I don't think there's anything wrong with packing defences, but if we want that to stop, then surely a rule that disallows that, whatever it might look like, is the starting point? 

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: December 10, 2018, 03:50:58 AM »
MP's salaries have gone up from 65,000(2010) to 77,000(2018)...... how's that for austerity?
It never ceases to amaze me that the general public in the UK roll over and take it.....same in Ireland.....whereas in France there are multiple demonstrations. The sooner people realise that the French way is the only way we are going to see change the better.

That’s not a very high salary. Most 23 year olds on their first job in top cities in US would make that. But they work hard unlike the French who like their short working weeks. The French way will never work - just results in a stagnant economy based on protectionism. They have been rioting for decades and things just getting worse.

You wouldn't happen to have a link for that claim about 23 year Olds by any chance? I teach 21-22 year Olds in college in New York ,  and that is not what I hear back from them.

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General discussion / Re: Top 3 Christmas Songs?
« on: November 30, 2018, 04:28:04 PM »

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: November 23, 2018, 11:50:14 AM »
Always put The Wire off, couldn't be arsed with another big show but realized yesterday its only 5 seasons so going to start it when off at Christmas.

Plus, you don't need to watch season 5 at all.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 21, 2018, 12:57:56 PM »
DUP wheeling out the artillery today.

Ian Paisley junior (just back after his suspension): Asks Karen Bradley has she considered the threat of loyalist violence. Also wants to build the bridge to Scotland.
Sammy Wilson: The business community groups are 'puppets for the government'.
Jim Shannon: Says to karen Bradley that government are going to get a rude awakening

Sure what use is that without digging a moat around the six counties?

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 20, 2018, 01:26:18 AM »
Cheers lads. Hadn't heard of the relegation in it until yesterday.

Are there any negative consequences to this 'relegation', or does it only mean we'll play some competitive matches emm.. glorified friendlies against teams more at our standard?

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General discussion / Re: The Palestine thread
« on: November 13, 2018, 12:32:46 AM »
Yep.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/nov/06/troll-armies-social-media-trump-russian

 

In 2013, the Israeli government revealed that it would also recruit “covert units” however. These would be staffed by a mixture of international supporters and domestic students, whose high intelligence, low income and familiarity with social media make them generally well suited to professional trolling. “We need a unified effort to explain why we have a legal right to be here in Israel,” the Knesset member Dov Lipman told the Jerusalem Post. “That is key to defeat the movements pushing to boycott, divest and sanction Israel.” Those who signed up would get quick access to government information, and leaders of student groups would also be awarded scholarships.

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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 07, 2018, 12:58:40 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46095169

Abuse is ok as long as it's directed at Fenians😡


Seriously though - I understand anti-Irish abuse is a crime in the UK. Surely the perpetrators should be easily identifiable in a soccer stadium and dealt with appropriately?

Well let's consider this.....John Taylor calls Varadkar.....'typical Indian'.....nothing happens
Sponsored burning of effigies and anything remotely Nationalist every year.....nothing happens
Sectarian abuse and death threats to McClean and Lennon.....nothing happens
Don't forget that up until recently the Head of State couldn't marry a Catholic.....they can now....but they themselves can't be a Catholic........now imagine if instead of Catholic it was Jew or Protestant or Muslim. You couldn't make it up but now you know why the Tories and DUP are made for each other.

I don't think the UK monarch could be Jewish or Muslim, or anything other than Church of England.  The monarch is head of the Church of England, so presumably has to be part of that religion in order to be able to function in that capacity.  I don't think that particular policy is anti-Catholic as such.  Any more than saying that a Presbyterian couldn't be pope.

Up until relatively recently...2011 I think....the head of state could NOT marry a Catholic......if that's not anti- Catholic then I don't know what is in your world.

Did I say that wasn't anti-Catholic?

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: November 07, 2018, 02:39:24 AM »

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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 07, 2018, 01:43:55 AM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46095169

Abuse is ok as long as it's directed at Fenians😡


Seriously though - I understand anti-Irish abuse is a crime in the UK. Surely the perpetrators should be easily identifiable in a soccer stadium and dealt with appropriately?

Well let's consider this.....John Taylor calls Varadkar.....'typical Indian'.....nothing happens
Sponsored burning of effigies and anything remotely Nationalist every year.....nothing happens
Sectarian abuse and death threats to McClean and Lennon.....nothing happens
Don't forget that up until recently the Head of State couldn't marry a Catholic.....they can now....but they themselves can't be a Catholic........now imagine if instead of Catholic it was Jew or Protestant or Muslim. You couldn't make it up but now you know why the Tories and DUP are made for each other.

I don't think the UK monarch could be Jewish or Muslim, or anything other than Church of England.  The monarch is head of the Church of England, so presumably has to be part of that religion in order to be able to function in that capacity.  I don't think that particular policy is anti-Catholic as such.  Any more than saying that a Presbyterian couldn't be pope.

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General discussion / Re: Muslim gangs abusing children in England
« on: November 02, 2018, 02:51:22 AM »
"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity"

Ann Coulter, Christian.

Hasn’t that been tried before?
Before? Aren't we still doing that today?

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General discussion / Re: Depression
« on: November 01, 2018, 12:40:28 AM »
Does anyone find they have destructive behaviour which keeps the flame of depression lighting?..as in you are generally horrified by your actions but it's a choice you make to ease some mental pain ie alcohol, self harming, risky behaviour? I posted on another  forum about my relationship with alcohol and since then I've taken the step of seeing someone professionally after severe unexpected family difficulties...esp from my wife from her childhood years unfortunately(you don't need to be a heinous to figure this one out). Somebody replied to my post about pouring all alcohol in the house down the sink which was drastic but it struck a chord about where I was and metaphorically shuck me up!!
So I've started therapy and am trying so hard to change my mindset. In doing so I'm trying CBT AND mindfulness/meditation.
It's so difficult as I'm still actively experiencing negative personal and family issues. It's such a difficult mind shift to make..I would consider myself a fairly intelligent guy with strong emotional connections but I'm struggling so much to see things clearly. I know I'm baffling and ranting but my question to you boys is how do ye  feel about the connection internally with mindfullness/CBT? Is it a habit after a while or is this difficulty somewhat always there?

I did mindfulness training in the late 90s for a panic disorder.  It was very helpful, and I do go back to it from time to time when I feel I need to.  But at first, you do need to force yourself to stick to a regimen and it can be difficult at first. But as you begin to see the benefits, you'll find yourself returning to the mindfulness techniques more instinctively.  At least, that's how it was for me back then.  Best of luck with it.

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General discussion / Re: Chaging the 14 Amendnent.
« on: October 31, 2018, 06:25:40 PM »
It's a bit more than just that. The president CAN'T change the 14th amendment. President in being wrong about something shocker.

He's just rallying for the election next week as he knows he can't change the moderate voters, so he is doubling down on the lunatics who want to make America White again.

While I think you're right about why Trump is saying this, I wouldn't be as confident as you as to whether he can do it or not.  He can't change the amendment, without a 2/3 majority of states agreeing to it, which won't happen.  But he could argue that protection of the 14th only applies to those "subject to the jurisdiction of" the US, and he could argue that kids born to undocumented parents are not thus subject.  Whether such a move would be constitutional or not would then be up to the Supreme Court to decide.

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General discussion / Re: Muslim gangs abusing children in England
« on: October 31, 2018, 01:46:26 PM »
I'm not at all sure about how Iceman's concept of me "sending" female family members to live elsewhere is supposed to work, but, for what it's worth, I did live, with my now-wife, for about a year in a muslim country and we have been back several times since.  The women there did not seem to be oppressed any more or less than women in the west.  Unless of course you count the wearing of the hijab as in itself oppression.  I raised this idea with a number of the women I met who did wear it (a lot of women did not), and they all told me that they chose to wear it themselves. 

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 30, 2018, 09:43:44 PM »
Not many immigrants or muslims in this line-up:




We need to have an immediate ban on white males entering the country, and a dusk curfew on white males, until we figure this thing out.

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