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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: April 24, 2018, 09:46:33 PM »
The decision by the medical professionals hasn't been taken lightly, and yes as a parent you would do anything for your child. For anyone who has been faced with the decision to turn off life support it is very difficult but in my own experience we made our decision based on the medical evidence and what was best for our family member. Had he survived he may have been able to communicate by fluttering his eyelids, and for me that is not living.

No one takes it lightly, but itís a private decision.. this malarkey is not making it better
but MR2 if you agree its a private decision then why are you not siding with the parents- their decision is for alfie to live, to fight, to try....the wee lad was breathing unassisted for 13 hours in the last 24.
I get it you don't like the whole circus that has sprung up and I agree with you there but if you want your child to live and he has a chance and has proven he is a fighter would you not support the parents?

I see the issue here, but there may not be an unlimited number of life support machines, keeping one in use may mean that some other kid does not get a chance.

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General discussion / Re: Great Newspaper Headlines.
« on: April 24, 2018, 09:06:26 PM »
What a difference 45 years makes





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General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: April 24, 2018, 06:10:55 PM »
I'm not assuming that's your position, it's when the media have headlines like Catholics to me in the majority by 2020 eg. I know lots of Catholics who would prefer to stay part of the UK than a UI, mainly those that are civil servants, work in health and education.

You will be attacked for that suggestion but I believe that there is a significant amount of Catholics that would be happy to stay with Britain. Unless the Republic and those advocating a U.I. come up with a very strong economic argument those people wont change their minds.
I would believe that the country would be better off and that the potential for a good economy is there through agriculture tourism fishing pharma and I.T. but its not worth a civil war

People working health and education would carry on in their jobs are usual.
However, the general point is that people are fully entitled to ask for a proper plan and almost as many people from a Protestant background would be looking carefully at this. One problem is that the main nationalist party in the 6 counties has little economic credibility and spend their time telling the people of the 26 counties how badly off they are.

Provided the present Brexit crisis can be sorted then there is time to have a thorough discussion on these issues.

You obviously havent read the "main nationalist party" money grows on trees economic policy

I have read it, I just don't believe it.

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General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: April 24, 2018, 12:40:48 PM »
Alliance voters might look at detail but that doesnt mean in any shape or form they want or would agree to a UI.
If some reject it you can bet your bottom dollar the frenzy whipped up would be unreal and they would take to the streets like the hardliners.

As I said before a fleg caused carnage in the north - a proposed UI would be 100 tiems worse

Opinion polls show that two thirds of Alliance  voters favoured a UI in the event of a hard Brexit, so presumably they are open to discussion on the matter.

As for carnage, what do you want, wait until the Loyalists grow up or until some nationalist group promises great carnage?

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General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: April 24, 2018, 12:25:46 PM »
People working health and education would carry on in their jobs are usual.
However, the general point is that people are fully entitled to ask for a proper plan and almost as many people from a Protestant background would be looking carefully at this. One problem is that the main nationalist party in the 6 counties has little economic credibility and spend their time telling the people of the 26 counties how badly off they are.

Provided the present Brexit crisis can be sorted then there is time to have a thorough discussion on these issues.

How do we know they would be looking this?

While only a small sample any that I know and have discussed with wont consider a UI.

In general, the idea that Nationalists are influenced by money more than Unionists is rather condescending.
Pretty much any Alliance type voter is willing to look at the detail. Many of the Nesbitt faction of UU voter also, opinion polls show a quarter of UU voters in favour of an Irish language act.

Big U Unionists are a declining minority in NI, so the issue will be determined by the rest.

Of course some loyalists would stir trouble, which is why a period of talk is needed.

What impact would a loyalist uprising be. How many guns are they in possession of at this point of time. The way it could play out of course is that britian hands back the north but they supply the loyalist with the weapons they need to keep the place in turmoil just like what is happening in the middle east.


It isn't in Britain's interest to do this, they don't want NI really and having British terrorism become famous would not be especially helpful to Britain. Some shady elements might provide assistance to loyalists, but I doubt if they would nowadays get much official backing. It isn't like the Middle East, where Britain is keeping in with the US, the US would not favour stirring irredentist loyalists.

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General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: April 24, 2018, 10:55:04 AM »
I'm not assuming that's your position, it's when the media have headlines like Catholics to me in the majority by 2020 eg. I know lots of Catholics who would prefer to stay part of the UK than a UI, mainly those that are civil servants, work in health and education.

You will be attacked for that suggestion but I believe that there is a significant amount of Catholics that would be happy to stay with Britain. Unless the Republic and those advocating a U.I. come up with a very strong economic argument those people wont change their minds.
I would believe that the country would be better off and that the potential for a good economy is there through agriculture tourism fishing pharma and I.T. but its not worth a civil war

People working health and education would carry on in their jobs are usual.
However, the general point is that people are fully entitled to ask for a proper plan and almost as many people from a Protestant background would be looking carefully at this. One problem is that the main nationalist party in the 6 counties has little economic credibility and spend their time telling the people of the 26 counties how badly off they are.

Provided the present Brexit crisis can be sorted then there is time to have a thorough discussion on these issues.

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General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: April 23, 2018, 10:46:09 AM »
If Stalford wants a long political career he should expect to be a minister in a UI.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 'GAA Athletes for a No Vote'
« on: April 22, 2018, 03:35:04 PM »
If you believe in aborting people then you are hardly likely to refrain from playing the man if he is in your way.

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Portlaoise has a good road out of it, at least.

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General discussion / Re: Dirua
« on: April 17, 2018, 05:34:08 PM »
I reckon the Pound is only so high because they reckon the British will more or less roll over re Brexit. If they tell Barnier to fook off, the rate will drop.

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General discussion / Re: The State Of The Roads
« on: April 17, 2018, 11:46:58 AM »
Roads in NI improved around 2014-2015, when a lot of surfacing took place because he Assembly give a few pound extra.

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General discussion / Re: The State Of The Roads
« on: April 17, 2018, 11:17:28 AM »
I think some local authorities in the 26 are faster to fill a pothole, perhaps crudely, than the NI lot

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General discussion / Re: Biggest Sh*thole in Ireland (2018 Edition)
« on: April 14, 2018, 01:23:48 PM »
I nominated Rathfriland in the previous thread and see no need for an upgrade.

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GAA Discussion / Re: You can take the boy out of Tyrone
« on: April 13, 2018, 09:49:07 AM »
Exactly BennyH. I think it's a get out clause.
Still the Derry lads are right (AGAIN)

That Tyrone team have won three All Irelands on the back of cheating, diving, biting (apparently) and dragging men down. Most cynical team ever and have a bad smile that follows them everywhere, unlike the new modern Meath and Derry and Leitrim.  8)

At least the Dubs and Kerry can never be accused of any "dark arts" or diving etc. When they win AIs they win them fair and square with no skullduggery.
Still its better to be a nice clean team in Div 4 than a nearly team in Div 1 with a bad smell.

We could learn a lot from our neighbours. At least their club scene is in good fettle now they've sent Barton back to Tyrone.

If this thread proves one thing, it is that it doesn't take much to get a Tyrone man to bite.  :)

The thing I admire most about all other counties in Ireland is that their supporters, especially on here, never bite when derogatory comments are made about their county.

It is much easier for other country supporters, as the derogatory comments are usually not true.

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