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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
« on: December 01, 2018, 08:17:18 AM »
I see that that only one Donegal club has won an Ulster Club before and that was an amalgamated ballyshannon budoran team.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: December 01, 2018, 08:01:23 AM »
I think that is a fantastic idea...You know a 100 years after the thing was signed is a perfect time for renegotiation. With the hindsight of history in our we can now see which parts were crap and partition was crap so we should do it again o ly do it right this time.

This thread is as as daft as the topic

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 30, 2018, 04:51:11 PM »
Heard a discussion other day saying the nhs will struggle due to brexit, because they can’t bring in as much nurses/doctors from abroad. But there’s been a lack of medical professionals for 20-30 years, and what the fcuk have they done about it? Just another excuse to blame it on brexit.




Anyhoo, a contribution piece in today's Graniuad on Brexit from someone who grew up in Kenya in the 80s with all the political turmoil there at the time...

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Britain is not Kenya. It is, in the ordinary run of things, much better protected against such convulsions than a country such as Kenya. But do away with the ordinary run of things, and any place in the world can suffer as Kenya did then. You don’t have to look too far back at European history to see it, nor do you have to look away from home. The British people I know who most swiftly grasped and vividly understood the implications of present events as they began to unfold are Northern Irish. There’s a reason for that.**

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All the talk about the “Blitz spirit” comes from people who have never known what it is to truly fear everything crashing down around you. In liberal democracies enthusiasm for a revolution usually comes from people who have known nothing but the safety and freedom of the “system” – which is to say the imperfect protective structure – that they abhor. Talk to anyone who has experienced the glories of such upheaval and they are generally not quite so keen on it.

To be, politically speaking, a grownup is something to be sneered at these days. It means you’re lacking in imagination, in boldness of vision, in belief in a better country or a better world. That’s a view held invariably by people who would, without grownups running things, have been lucky to survive long enough to articulate it. Similarly, a contempt for expertise is inevitably expressed by those who, without experts contributing to society as they do, would be lucky to have a voice to speak with, let alone a platform on which to use it. Expertise, like democracy, is far from infallible; each, however, is always preferable to the alternative.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/30/brexit-britain-crisis-uk


** Please, don't shoot the messenger.

This is what is somewhat weird that as the population grows older it seems like it is becoming less sensible.
But then again we are all becoming more susceptible to  media that is tailored to our individual personal emotions.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 29, 2018, 12:41:03 AM »
Did any of you ever read Fast Food Nation? Some eye-opener, that. The workers in American slaughterhouses love it on the days when they're producing goods for the EU. The line has to be slowed down to reduce the number of errors when separating the guts, bladders and bowels from the edible meat. In American burgers you have higher incidences of 'fecal contamination." In other words, there's sh1t in the meat.

The bottom line is, if Britain leaves the EU, they'll be literally eating sh1te.

Aye and you wouldnt touch any of that shite Eamon right ;)

Anyway the claim is more shit than the burgers are.... They found ecoli in the meat which while it is in shit it is also in most parts of the digestive tract. The fact is its bacteria not shit so its a bit of a stretch to say it is fecal matter. And if you cook your burger the ecoli will be dead

Contamination with ecoli on beef while undesirable is somewhat understandable but how does it get on Romain lettuce?

There are alot of crazy fundamentalist in America but the hard core vegan marketing crew are right up there. I query most stuff I read or watch esp online but with that lot I am extra vigilant

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General discussion / Re: Belfast
« on: November 28, 2018, 04:19:23 PM »
Renshaw’s was mental. Session permanently on in it. Any day. Any time. Always happy hour.
Always loads of birds. Not the sort you’d introduce to your Mammy but grand for an old curt and a fumble.
Good times.

It was a serious spot. 3 pints for a £5. A simpler time. Anyone remember the night club down the road from it? Behind what i think is a holiday inn? Was it called karma?
It was Orpheus in my day.

Probably the same place alright, down the alley? It was always a wile carry on. Think your man lost the licence because there was that much ganching going on around it.
Is that not the spot that’s called menagerie now? On down university street beside the holiday in? We never had the balls to go into it Cos it looked abandoned.

No Orpheus was a part of the holiday inn while Menagerie was a stoner bar not far from it.

Ah the Meangerie... what a spot! By the looks of it still goin in its original form too!

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 28, 2018, 04:13:31 PM »
If this is your reason for Remaining tho Id say you could leave without any fear at all. Far worse would be the decimation of the rural economy due to farmers having to compete on the global market. Any FTA agreement with Brazil or USA would involve stripping away farmers competitiveness, there would be less subsidies and less regulation, farm produce value would drop and many farms would be no longer economically viable.

Which has a knock on effect on tourism.

Rural Ireland isn't going to hold great appeal to the tourist if most of the land has degraded into whins and thorn bushes.

Well its unlikely to as dystopian as that...my point was there would be less "commerce per acre"  you would more likely have large commercial farms with employment and less money going back through the local economy.

Besides if the land turned to its natural flora it would be deciduous woodland... tourists would love it! ;)

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 28, 2018, 03:29:30 PM »
Are American food standards lower than European? Undoubtedly
Does European food taste better than American? Most definitely
Is there a bigger range of American food produce? Yes
Is American food cheaper than European? In most cases yes but for the standard local staples I would say Europe is actually cheaper. Meat definitely cheaper but I believe its more to do with the qty that can be produced in a country as vast as America than hormones or clones.

Comparing food between the two i a case of swings and roundabouts but Anyway my point is fear of American food is a little bit overblown. Id safely say I am way healthier living in America than I was in Ireland, Im lighter and I actually exercise less. The reason? I choose to not eat processed crap. I'd safely say the jamiedodger or tunnocks tea cake that you scoff down with your tea is way worse for your health than imported chicken.

If this is your reason for Remaining tho Id say you could leave without any fear at all. Far worse would be the decimation of the rural economy due to farmers having to compete on the global market. Any FTA agreement with Brazil or USA would involve stripping away farmers competitiveness, there would be less subsidies and less regulation, farm produce value would drop and many farms would be no longer economically viable.

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General discussion / Re: The Best Burger?
« on: November 21, 2018, 05:52:30 PM »
They still have the Kangaroo burgers at the market?
Got that once and it had to be unloaded out the emergency trap door in Fibber Magees about 1/2 hour later

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General discussion / Re: The Best Burger?
« on: November 21, 2018, 06:41:56 AM »
Hang on Eamonn... I didnt know they had a Veggie burger?
 ;)

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General discussion / Re: The Best Burger?
« on: November 21, 2018, 06:39:31 AM »
In n Out's hard to beat

Pure shite
Had one the day as had nothing else goin for lunch. Think a BigMac is actually better

American burgers are overall middlin, for a start the baps are always to sweet and smothered in even sweeter crappy sauce

No burger like a Clones burger with fried onions and a bit of brown sauce...deadly!

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 30, 2018, 11:30:44 PM »
Was the 2nd most deadliest left off for any good reason Eamon?

While all were horrific and tragic in their own way Lanza and Sandy Hook for me makes me feel particularly bad

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General discussion / Re: Every day carry
« on: October 29, 2018, 08:15:09 PM »
Anyone carry a torch?
Penlights very useful
only if away hiking  - carry a few extra things when away from the car or the house for an extended period of time. Have a north face back pack and I'd have a torch in there a small hatchet, first aid kit and some food and water.

Walkie talkie?

Any HAMs on here BTW?

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General discussion / Re: Every day carry
« on: October 29, 2018, 08:09:45 PM »
Anyone carry a torch?
Penlights very useful
Phones are used as a torch nowadays.

Bit of a fumbling session tho if you need it quick

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General discussion / Re: Every day carry
« on: October 29, 2018, 08:08:49 PM »

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: October 29, 2018, 08:02:16 PM »
sorry in advance for the racist post....  ::) :-X

another muslim gang
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-45980210?fbclid=IwAR35-lJKh3vVLAhq0N7O9gEU4Vx8ZqHd0ZkMzgdC3CB2gO8YO78WTvdgbfQ

nothing to see here.... no pattern..... nothing to be concerned about......

What is your concern regarding “racism”?

The fact that the gang is Muslim? Are you implying that their religion is a predictor?

Or are you talking about the “pattern” you refer to... which is what?

As to the story itself, absolutely appalling. Hope those scumbags rot in prison for decades.

Few pages back we got into it about the prevailing ethnicity of the perpetrators in these grooming gangs

Are these guys part of the same Rotherham gang as the other cases or were there multiple gangs operating there?

Anyway needs a stand alone thread at this point

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