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General discussion / Re: Another School Shooting in America
« on: Today at 01:57:21 PM »
spent most of yesterday in Boca with a few clients all of whom live in Parkland. They believe this will be the tipping point. There is a planned march on Washington and apparently Rubio has changed his tune and is distancing himself from the NRA. They said the kids were all live streaming stuff on social media while it happened. They knew about it before it was on the news.
I'm all for stricter controls. I agree nobody needs an AR-15 - I've shot one at a range (my brother in law is chief of SWAT and brings a pile of different guns every time we go to the range). AR-15 is designed for one thing. Killing people. There's no way anyone is "hunting" with it.  I've never seen one for less than $800 but I suppose I wasn't really looking. I did learn that in FL it's actually easier to buy an AR-15 than a handgun.  You can get one in a matter of minutes because of the classification and past laws. Hand gun took me 3 days and I'm not even a citizen. Not sure how it works in these Pawn shops but I think you can just buy whatever they have....
Raise the age to be able to buy a gun. Insist on proper training, tighter regulations. Take the likes of the AR-15 off the shelves. I'm all for all of that. Convincing the NRA and their followers of any of this...good luck with that.....

are any guns designed for anything other than killing people?

The GAA column's section of the Irish News is fairly good and they do cover GAA in general very well although Heaney was never replaced properly. They should do a few more feature interviews though like the one with Joey Cunningham which I thought was excellent.

The news section I rarely bother with, if it wasn't for GAA I wouldn't buy the paper and I reckon a lot of people are in the same boat. The front page has got way too sensationalis, and this latest headline is just one of many in recent years.

Agreed. I only ever get it for the GAA

GAA Discussion / Re: Diving in our game
« on: Today at 11:51:17 AM »
Not sure what angle you're looking at mup but I think it's very clear there was no contact and even if there was it was to the back on the head behind the ear. At no point did he put his hand to the area he might have been hit and instead put his hands to his face. His reaction is totally unnatural to the bang he might have got but almost certainly didn't.

While the carry on of players is an embarrassment the behaviour of supporters is worse. We have long been apologists for players feigning injury and exaggerating the level of pain when they do get a bit of a hit. We are creating the environment where this stuff is becoming acceptable. I soccer, a guy who dives to win a free is no longer diving if there 'was contact'. That's BS and we are going down the same road.

Not having a go at you mup by the way, just commenting on a general trend that isn't helping our game.

Ah no that's fair enough.

Maybe I'm being naÔve here but I'm genuine when I say that there could have been contact on his head. I'm giving the benefit of the doubt to the player on the ground. There are only two people can answer the question with any degree of certainty and thats Farragher and the Moorefield player.

That is the type of thinking that could lead to an innocent player missing an All-Ireland final for no reason at all. The TV pictures speak for themselves.

Whatever about punishing the Moorefield player, Farragher missing the final would be scandalous.

Ive said it twice already that Farragher did not deserve to be sent off. IF there was contact made then it was not on purpose.

Amazing how the ref is more or less getting away with this.

Did the ref make the decision himself or did the linesman or umpires help?

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 3
« on: Today at 11:37:12 AM »
As long as we don't get Neilan again I will be happy. Or that Kerryman who reffed us against Westmeath last Summer

GAA Discussion / Re: Jim Gavin joins up with Mickey Harte
« on: February 19, 2018, 02:20:12 PM »
Embarrassing stuff from Harte.  He should send forward Horse or O Neill to speak if he can't handle being questioned.

I don't think it was and I wouldn't be a defender of his. I think he was spot on with his replies

GAA Discussion / Re: Diving in our game
« on: February 19, 2018, 01:55:22 PM »
a ref should never send off a player for some thing he or a linesman are not 100% sure they saw and they could not have seen a blow to the head in this case .
they just assumed by the players reaction.
what really swung it for me were hr team mate standing beside the incident they made one half harted appeal . had he really got a blow their reaction would have be a lot  more pronounced and direct

I just think there is no telling from the footage that the player did not get a blow to the head however accidental it may have been.

Actually I think it's fairly clear from the footage that there was zero contact with the head.

No big mystery here. The player conned the ref (or the linesman). It happens.

I agree with this. Its what it looked like to me

General discussion / Re: Another School Shooting in America
« on: February 19, 2018, 11:33:46 AM »
Best of luck with everything Stew

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 3
« on: February 18, 2018, 06:53:14 PM »
Fermanagh neat Sligo by 5 . Typical ulster shyte defensive play but I suppose it works.

I suppose the 2-17 armagh racked up against you was typical Ulster shyte defensive play too?

General discussion / Re: Clerical abuse!
« on: February 18, 2018, 06:33:05 PM »
DD.Thanks for those comments.For the record I abhor Brendan Smyth,Finnegan and all the other perverts who have done untold damage to victims and to my Church.It is clear since the revelations of Savile 6 years ago that child abuse was rampant and woefully mishandled by all organisations.They followed the natural human instinct of self protection and this blinded them to any realisation far less concern for the plight of victims.This was totally wrong.

There is no safety in numbers defence for the church. All these organisations are condemned. The bigger the scale the greater the condemnation. This is logical.

If any of the organisations want an ongoing involvement with children the scrutiny will be greater. This is logical.

If any of these organisations claim to have moral authority or a role to play in moral instruction then the condemnation will be greater. This is also logical.

Only the anti logic brigade will have a difficulty with this

Bullshit.A handful of perverts do not reflect or invalidate the church,the
vast majority of its Priests or right to offer moral guidance and instruction

Tony, I hate that the church as a whole gets tatted with the actions of the pervert priests and those that covered it up. But letís be clear on one thing. It is more than a handful. Fully admitting the extent of the problem is a start

General discussion / Re: Clerical abuse!
« on: February 17, 2018, 10:48:25 PM »
Zzzzzzzz.The only consolation I take is that this thread is not in any way representative of Public Opinion in the real world.That's why Bishop Mc Areavey (who apologised for errors of judgement honestly and did not deny he made any) remains on the Board of Governors of St Colmans and Sean Brady gets standing ovations at Armagh Finals.

They are,like scores of others,mere footnotes in the utterly depraved lives of Brendan Smyth and Malachy Finnegan.

Youíre full of it and have no idea of what public opinion in the real world is

General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: February 16, 2018, 01:21:25 PM »
Another disgrace in boxing with Burnett being stripped of his IBF title.

what was the reason?

Joke. He is defending his WBA belt v the mandatory. IBF wanted him to fight their mandatory.


General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: February 16, 2018, 12:29:15 PM »
Another disgrace in boxing with Burnett being stripped of his IBF title.

what was the reason?

General discussion / Re: America`s Gun Culture
« on: February 16, 2018, 12:04:05 PM »
The neighbouring states don't have the same strict laws and the guns flood into Chicago. Highlights the need for federal action, rather than state laws (though realistically it is at state level where the most progress can be made).

makes sense

General discussion / Re: America`s Gun Culture
« on: February 16, 2018, 10:42:13 AM »
Its a country that loves their guns so a ban on all guns isn't going to happen anytime soon no matter the amount of school/mass shootings. The simple solution is tighter gun control in every state = less deaths.

I agree with this but doesn't Chicago have both the strictest laws on gun control and the highest number of shooting deaths?

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: February 16, 2018, 10:38:12 AM »
Agger was fantastic

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