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GAA Discussion / Re: Concerned Gaels
« on: Today at 07:45:25 AM »
If you see the cruelty in the flesh it is very hard to do nothing. There are so many parallels with our own history . GAA people are decent so why not leverage that ?

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: Today at 04:37:07 AM »
Tyler Q. Houlton

@SpoxDHS

While having a work dinner tonight, the Secretary and her staff heard from a small group of protestors who share her concern with our current immigration laws that have created a crisis on our southern border.




Polly Sigh

@dcpoll

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Replying to @SpoxDHS

LIAR. Apparently you didn't realize there was video of a restaurant full of people screaming, "Shame Shame Shame!!" at @SecNielsen for her lies about and enforcement of Trump's barbaric policy of kidnapping & torturing migrant children and babies. #Maddow

 https://mobile.twitter.com/dcpoll/status/1009268279855255552/video/1

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: Today at 03:52:10 AM »
Dahlia Lithwick unmuddies the waters of Trump doublespeak.

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/06/how-the-trump-administration-is-defending-its-indefensible-child-separation-policy.html
Trump reminds me of the baddies in Scooby Do. Great article.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 19, 2018, 11:45:45 PM »
Trump said today that immigrants are "infesting" the US.

That's the sort of language that's straight out of Nazi Germany.

And by design, too.
Summertime is Nazi time for Trump

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 19, 2018, 11:31:43 PM »
CNN Politics‏@CNNPolitics 

President Trump: “I don’t want children taken away from parents. And when you prosecute the parents for coming in illegally, which should happen, you have to take the children away”

The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page, known for regularly adopting conservative positions, called the practice “morally unacceptable and politically unsustainable.”

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/19/trump-family-separations-talking-points-653307

Trump apparently thinks that most people are too stupid to come to the school kid-level conclusion that he is full of shit and that there is in fact a lot of middle ground between completely open borders and ripping apart and separately imprisoning parents and children.
Stephen Miller seems to be driving it.
The GOP will be hammered at the polls. Hurting kids is not a noted vote winner.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 19, 2018, 11:01:35 PM »
 CNN Politics‏@CNNPolitics 

President Trump: “I don’t want children taken away from parents. And when you prosecute the parents for coming in illegally, which should happen, you have to take the children away”

The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page, known for regularly adopting conservative positions, called the practice “morally unacceptable and politically unsustainable.”

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/19/trump-family-separations-talking-points-653307

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 19, 2018, 10:23:46 PM »
A ten year old girl with down syndrome was seperated from her mother and brother. A man asked a judge about his son and the judge said he wasn't aware he had a child. Some officials have admitted that some kids will be lost in the system and may never see their parents again. They're being kept in cages or as Republicans have called them steel enclosures with chain link. I have two young boys and the thought of this ever happening would kill me. This is America a global superpower not some two bit poor nation with an Army General in charge.

The big picture on this is the declining white population percentage in the US.
Jefferson Beauregard Sessions is a neoconfederate white supremacist and the attorney general. 
The GOP won the white South after the Dems introduced civil rights in 1968.
The GOP is a white party. The GOP will go down fighting for white power.
Whitey is presumably no coincidence. ;)

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 19, 2018, 09:34:31 PM »
Brings a tear to your eye, the nobility of this administration and the right wing. Apparently a majority of Republicans support ripping toddlers away from their mothers at the border. Christianity... family values... pro-life... morals...

But then those poor people aren’t really humans... just criminals and statistics.

I read or heard somewhere that Out of 12,000 minors currently in federal custody only 2000 crossed the border with a parent or legal guardian. The remainder crossed with someone else

There's a huge problem with human trafficking and bvllshit asylum claims on the Southern Border and something needs to be done about it

As unpalatable as the current situation is, maybe this will prompt congress to act

Come on, don’t you have kids? There’s no rationalizing this. They’re purposely targeting families as a deterrent, whether or not they approach as asylum seekers. They’re using small kids as political bargaining chips as well to try to blackmail Democrats. This is all openly and proudly expressed. Pure evil. How anyone who has a child could even begin to sympathize with what they’re doing is beyond me.

We all know Trump himself is bereft of compassion and empathy, but how do the rest of them sleep at night?

Im not sympathizing, but the media are being very dishonest in their coverage of this. It all kicked off with some photos circulating a few weeks ago that  were actually taken taken during the OBAMA administration

Vast majority of kids in federal custody have not come with their parents or guardians....they have come with someone else

Do you not think thats a huge problem?
WTF Whitey. Can't you stop parroting Fox n Friends for this ?

This will haunt the GOP in the mid terms. Women especially will turn away

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/19/child-separation-camps-trump-border-policy-backlash-republicans
In Mexico, less than a fortnight away from a presidential election, politicians lined up to denounce the separations. Candidate Ricardo Anaya said the treatment of children recalled “terrifying images” of Nazis separating mothers from their children. His rival, José Antonio Meade, denounced an unacceptable “horror”.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Redux Connacht final 2018 thread
« on: June 19, 2018, 08:24:46 PM »
Ros hit 14 wides. If that was Mayo everybody would go to town on the shit forwards. Maybe Ros forwards are not as good as they're supposed to be.

I think their forwards are still pretty good for the most part but their shot selection in the 2nd half was deplorable. Shooting from way out or out on the wing when they had a strong wind behind them. It felt like they thought the wind would do all the work for them rather than working the ball a bit closer to goal.

Ultimately if you lose a half of football 0-11 to 1-1 you probably don’t deserve it on the day.

I'm sure some of the Rossies can put me right but I can't recall on Sunday any of their forwards kicking a score with their weaker foot or even attempting it? Its hard to tell from Shane Walsh that his left foot is weaker and Ian Burke too is very strong on his left and kicked a score with his weaker foot near the end. Comer kicked a great score with his left against Mayo and Heaney kicked scores from both feet during the league.

I can recall Kieran Shannon doing an article on it a few years ago as he thought that was the big difference between Dublin & Mayo's forwards.

The BIG difference between Mayo and Dublin the last couple of years has been the SUBS BENCH. When the game is in the BALANCE toward the end of the game, Dublin can bring on fresh players as good as the ones coming off. Mayo DON'T have that luxury.

Maybe you could add discipline. Plus technique versus effort.

https://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/i-wouldnt-want-to-play-on-this-team-paul-galvin-explains-why-mayos-tactics-are-death-to-a-halfforward-36927128.html
Their system of play is death to a half-forward, or an inside forward for that matter.

"So many times last Sunday Mayo defenders were ahead of the ball, killing my space forward players should be operating in.

"As a half-forward who loved playing in the pockets along the 45, I simply wouldn't thrive in this Mayo team. Too many bodies occupying the spaces I'd need to be taking up.

"There's something unnaturally frustrating about getting a ball in a championship game and not being able to hit a pass or execute what you see in your head.

"You can deal with that happening a few times or even for a few games, but over time if you're repeatedly blocked up, caught up, short of options, playing sideways, seeing opportunities but not being able to execute for congestion or lack of awareness, it gets irritating.

"Developing their forward play is a big problem for Mayo. If their backs stayed out of the way they would make things easier for themselves and have a chance of progressing. At the moment, it's hard, physical work just watching them trying to get out of their own way."


 https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/jim-mcguinness-mayo-now-on-a-familiar-but-unforgiving-road-1.3494910
For example, Keith Higgins is one of my favourite players. He is 33 now and still as easy on the eye to watch - fast, dynamic, powerful and a joy to watch, I think. Early in the second half he makes a break out of defence and he is going direct. But who is with him? Nobody. He becomes an isolated runner. Because that strategy is not in place. Then he went again a few minutes later and he kicked a fine score - because he had no choice. I felt Paddy Durcan broke out well a few times also but he too became isolated. And I feel this is a consistent problem for Mayo.

Lee Keegan breaks and he gets isolated but he sometimes has the capacity to use his speed and talent to kick a point on the run and it looks fine. But where is the support off the shoulder or ahead of the player on the ball? Imagine Kevin McLoughlin playing on the Dublin team. Think of him coming off those passes and working in that pod system with that engine, that decision making facility and his point-taking ability. The damage he would cause! Why does he go missing for periods for Mayo? Because the system is not relentless with Mayo. The dots are not fully joined up. It’s as if Mayo blindly trust they will find a way; get that score

Maybe you could add ''Just not good enough''. There is no time since 2013 that i felt we were better than Dublin. The effort has been massive and no other county outside Mayo can appreciate this. This group are just unlucky to have came along when Dublin have begun a massive conveyor belt of top quality players coming from a huge financial backing and procession of Home games.
Yes. Sometimes timing is the problem.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Redux Connacht final 2018 thread
« on: June 19, 2018, 08:02:09 PM »
Ros hit 14 wides. If that was Mayo everybody would go to town on the shit forwards. Maybe Ros forwards are not as good as they're supposed to be.

I think their forwards are still pretty good for the most part but their shot selection in the 2nd half was deplorable. Shooting from way out or out on the wing when they had a strong wind behind them. It felt like they thought the wind would do all the work for them rather than working the ball a bit closer to goal.

Ultimately if you lose a half of football 0-11 to 1-1 you probably don’t deserve it on the day.

I'm sure some of the Rossies can put me right but I can't recall on Sunday any of their forwards kicking a score with their weaker foot or even attempting it? Its hard to tell from Shane Walsh that his left foot is weaker and Ian Burke too is very strong on his left and kicked a score with his weaker foot near the end. Comer kicked a great score with his left against Mayo and Heaney kicked scores from both feet during the league.

I can recall Kieran Shannon doing an article on it a few years ago as he thought that was the big difference between Dublin & Mayo's forwards.

The BIG difference between Mayo and Dublin the last couple of years has been the SUBS BENCH. When the game is in the BALANCE toward the end of the game, Dublin can bring on fresh players as good as the ones coming off. Mayo DON'T have that luxury.

Maybe you could add discipline. Plus technique versus effort.

https://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/i-wouldnt-want-to-play-on-this-team-paul-galvin-explains-why-mayos-tactics-are-death-to-a-halfforward-36927128.html
Their system of play is death to a half-forward, or an inside forward for that matter.

"So many times last Sunday Mayo defenders were ahead of the ball, killing my space forward players should be operating in.

"As a half-forward who loved playing in the pockets along the 45, I simply wouldn't thrive in this Mayo team. Too many bodies occupying the spaces I'd need to be taking up.

"There's something unnaturally frustrating about getting a ball in a championship game and not being able to hit a pass or execute what you see in your head.

"You can deal with that happening a few times or even for a few games, but over time if you're repeatedly blocked up, caught up, short of options, playing sideways, seeing opportunities but not being able to execute for congestion or lack of awareness, it gets irritating.

"Developing their forward play is a big problem for Mayo. If their backs stayed out of the way they would make things easier for themselves and have a chance of progressing. At the moment, it's hard, physical work just watching them trying to get out of their own way."


 https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/jim-mcguinness-mayo-now-on-a-familiar-but-unforgiving-road-1.3494910
For example, Keith Higgins is one of my favourite players. He is 33 now and still as easy on the eye to watch - fast, dynamic, powerful and a joy to watch, I think. Early in the second half he makes a break out of defence and he is going direct. But who is with him? Nobody. He becomes an isolated runner. Because that strategy is not in place. Then he went again a few minutes later and he kicked a fine score - because he had no choice. I felt Paddy Durcan broke out well a few times also but he too became isolated. And I feel this is a consistent problem for Mayo.

Lee Keegan breaks and he gets isolated but he sometimes has the capacity to use his speed and talent to kick a point on the run and it looks fine. But where is the support off the shoulder or ahead of the player on the ball? Imagine Kevin McLoughlin playing on the Dublin team. Think of him coming off those passes and working in that pod system with that engine, that decision making facility and his point-taking ability. The damage he would cause! Why does he go missing for periods for Mayo? Because the system is not relentless with Mayo. The dots are not fully joined up. It’s as if Mayo blindly trust they will find a way; get that score

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2018
« on: June 19, 2018, 04:59:57 PM »

Free in or play the advantage. Once the ball has been fouled the advantage is over and come back for the original free.

Advantage doesn't mean you can run all day with the ball in your hand.

Not sure how the rule is in hurling but in football, if you foul the ball during the advantage, it's a free against you AFAIK. Stupid rule though, the original free should stand

Within 5 seconds the original free stands if you foul the ball, outside that the advantage is over and normal rules apply. Fouling the ball will result in a free against you.

The non goal Tipp got v the Déise defined the Munster ranking.

How would it?.

Even if they had won,they still wouldn’t have made 3rd place
They would have had 3 points going into yesterday and an incentive to win

Are you really suggesting they didn’t try yesterday,when on all evidence the opposite was the case?
The "goal" was kick in the nuts to them.
If they had a chance to qualify they would have been different.
The year after an all Ireland appearance can often be poor but the round robin changes the dynamic changes somewhat imo.
As it is this is a year to write off for them
They will be back

Are you seriously suggesting they didn’t give 100% yesterday

I was at the game and Cork were under huge pressure bar the last 2 minutes of injury time.

Home advantage and the amount of games you have to play in a row have a huge bearing on results in Munster,which is hugely competitive.

How did Harnedy get away with the steps for the goal?

Can referee's not count to four?
Waterford player slapped him with the hurley across the grip as far as I could see

Free in or play the advantage. Once the ball has been fouled the advantage is over and come back for the original free.

Advantage doesn't mean you can run all day with the ball in your hand.
Advantage acrues
So if he was slapped by the hurley there was an advantage for that

Never heard of that one before.

So what you're saying is that Harnedy because he was slapped was allowed to overcarry or are you saying the once he was slapped his step count was reset to 0 and allowed to take another 4 steps irrespective of the 3 he'd already taken pre slap???
Don't think either are in the rule book.
the foul would be from where the slap was given
but county referees seem to be giving the players another 4 steps with the ball as an extra advantage
it has happened in a number of games this year during the league and championship

I'm not saying it doesn't happen but its certainly not in the rulebook, but that's never an issue in hurling as the rulebook is seldom adhered to.
Cody and the boys have their own rulebook

If Galway give KK a good schalaking in every sense of the word in the upcoming Leinster final then I can see Eddie Keher being wheeled out to complain about Galways physicality...

KK don't have the physical power they once had and Galway should let them know it as they've been on the receiving end when the shoe was on the other foot.
I don't know. Maybe they would just take their beating. I think they know they have work to do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYj-24PmwsE&t=54s

KK have been wondering when Galway would show up for a number of years



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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: June 19, 2018, 02:32:11 PM »
Only 2 teams have won a World cup outside of their own continent. Brazil and Spain (South Africa 2010)
Brazil don't look like a team that can do it. So it will be a European team. My money is on the Ze Germans. Or Belgium. Or England. No sorry definitely not England.
Germany 2014 too

Yes of course, sorry. Point still stands it's very difficult to look outside of the 2 or 3 big teams. Germany, Spain, Brazil.
The Chermans are hardly going to win back to back world cups in fairness. Not even the Dubs could do that.

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: June 19, 2018, 01:02:27 PM »
Only 2 teams have won a World cup outside of their own continent. Brazil and Spain (South Africa 2010)
Brazil don't look like a team that can do it. So it will be a European team. My money is on the Ze Germans. Or Belgium. Or England. No sorry definitely not England.
Germany 2014 too

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GAA Discussion / Re: Heaney blasts BBCNI
« on: June 19, 2018, 08:28:45 AM »
Sent a complaint to the bbc generally about the lack of coverage of the Ulster Club Championship Games on radio or television, for the craic.........

Heres the reply........

Thanks for your e-mail.

I understand you feel that there’s insufficient coverage given to Gaelic Football.

We try to give a wide range of sporting activities as much airtime as possible. I’m sure you can appreciate, that despite our best efforts, we cannot accommodate the myriad tastes of all sport lovers. A difficult decision has to be made by the BBC on the amount of time available to report on the days sporting results and which live sport will receive live coverage. The choices we make will not be appreciated by all sections of our audience.

However I appreciate that you feel we should provide greater coverage on BBC Northern Ireland.

I'd like to assure you that I've registered your comments on our audience log. This is the internal report of audience feedback which we compile daily for all programme makers and commissioning executives within the BBC, and also their senior management. It ensures that your points, and all other comments we receive, are circulated and considered across the BBC.

Thanks again for taking the time to contact us with your concerns.

Kind Regards

, We try to give a wide range of sporting activities as much airtime as possible. I’m sure you can appreciate, that despite our best efforts, we cannot accommodate the myriad tastes of all sport lovers"

That is a non argument in the GAA context. Maybe they could roll it out to explain why showjumping gets fewer hours than usual.

GAA is as big as soccer in NI and doesn't get the respect it metrits on the BBC.

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