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Done. It looks like a good questionnaire. Good luck with it.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/28/paul-conroy-syrian-activists-killed-rescue


Does journalism justify it? There was a huge controversy last year when a British soldier died rescuing a journalist. 


If you were trapped would you want 5 people to die rescuing you ?

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General discussion / Re: 3 Dead in Chardon, Ohio, School Shooting
« on: February 28, 2012, 09:51:37 PM »
The whole dysfunction of the prison system is linked to the US's addiction to violence which also feeds into the gun problem. The US locks up more people than any other OECD country. Most of them get no treatment in prison.

I wonder if it goes back to the colonial era. Slavery. Dispossession. Lynching.  You couldn't unleash all that violence and then expect it to go back into the box afterwards.     


http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/03/us/03prison.html

One in every 31 adults, or 7.3 million Americans, is in prison, on parole or probation, at a cost to the states of $47 billion in 2008, according to a new study. Criminal correction spending is outpacing budget growth in education, transportation and public assistance, based on state and federal data. Only Medicaid spending grew faster than state corrections spending, which quadrupled in the past two decades, according to the report Monday by the Pew Center on the States, the first breakdown of spending in confinement and supervision in the past seven years.

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General discussion / Re: 3 Dead in Chardon, Ohio, School Shooting
« on: February 28, 2012, 07:45:08 PM »
The US could buck up a lot on how it treats mental illness. It would need healthcare reform though. A lot of the people who turn guns on their fellow citizens need competent and affordable medical intervention  long before they pull the trigger.   

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: February 27, 2012, 10:26:27 PM »

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General discussion / Re: Failed politician fails to take the hint
« on: February 27, 2012, 09:08:13 PM »
McDowell is a clown well past his sell by date.

He was in a position of power through the most dangerous years of the boom and he blew it

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General discussion / Re: is there a war coming?
« on: February 27, 2012, 05:26:11 PM »
Just now, Israel and most American Jewish organizations are loudly beating the drums of war.

Read more: http://www.forward.com/articles/151984/#ixzz1nbWBaJei

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Maybe the GAA could strike back by starting a campaign to insist that all newspapers are run profitably. 

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Where is the money supposed to come from? Mortgage arrears ?

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General discussion / Re: is there a war coming?
« on: February 27, 2012, 01:34:34 PM »
I think an Israeli attack would be the height of stupidity. Very low risk of success , totally illegal under international law and sets a great precedent for future unjustified attacks on Israel. Only one of which needs to work.   

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General discussion / Re: Snáth Gaeilge
« on: February 26, 2012, 08:52:40 PM »
Tír gan eaglais chneasta ná cléirigh!                             

Tír le mioscais, noch d’itheadar faolchoin!                   

Tír do cuireadh go tubaisteach, traochta                       

Fá smacht namhad is amhas is méirleach!

Aogan O Rathaille ag cur sios ar an dTroika , 1720

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Galway lads trying to get in on that great scam we have going up in Knock. I bet this is an attempt to save their airport.

Tis a poor enough effort .

About the same level of effort their footballers have been making against us the last few years.
. Did mayo win anything recently ? 

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General discussion / Re: Muppet's Craption competition #71
« on: February 22, 2012, 08:02:37 PM »
 pancake tit

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General discussion / Re: Khader Adnan ends his Hunger Strike after 66 days
« on: February 22, 2012, 07:43:13 PM »
Well done to khader ahnan and good man dixie. Israel started losing control of the narrative in 2006 with the lebanon war and now the peace process has been exposed as a sham the pr task is even harder for them. They are their own worst nightmare. Israel could have been run on the values of judaism but it is too late for that now.

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General discussion / Re: Khader Adnan, on Hunger Strike for 63 days
« on: February 18, 2012, 02:44:05 PM »
it has a strong parallel with apartheid South Africa but unfortunately the propaganda has been successful in dividing public opinion and political action.
. South Africa looked untouchable in the 50s too. It all depends on whether or not Israel can manage to get the next generation of consumers behind the settlers   and without destroying its own society.

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