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GAA Discussion / Re: County GAA Crests.
« on: January 23, 2018, 10:09:28 PM »
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A stylized Bridgid's cross, which goes back to the days of the Tuatha Dé Danann. I'm not a fan of the Kildare GAA bit and would welcome a return of the serpent.
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Is the serpent something to.do with Naas?

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: January 23, 2018, 06:49:39 PM »
I wouldn't want to give Dublin any extra motivation should we meet down the line.
Tyrone used to have more of a fág an bealach attitude.

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A big year ahead of us. To kick off us here is a preview show for the 2018 Allianz Hurling League featuring John Meyler live from Croke Park. The show also features Derek McGrath and Galway goalkeeper Colm Callanan.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGPMC_ygY4k
Good stuff. This year will be a bit different.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: January 23, 2018, 04:22:26 PM »
Oglaigh na hEireann have joined the ceasefire. Might as well let the demographics do the work.

Another recognised code word decommissioned

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: January 23, 2018, 09:28:46 AM »
Jesse Lehrich

@JesseLehrich

in a survey of @MorganStanley analysts across industries, "barely 1 in 5 said firms would pass *even some* of the tax gains on to workers." (link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/22/us/politics/bonuses-tax-laws-trump-impact.html)


And Trump promised Flake a deal on DACA in return for his vote on the tax cuts.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/us/politics/senate-tax-bill.html

"In the late afternoon, Ms. Collins announced her support for the bill, citing those changes as well as a promise from Mr. McConnell that he would support two bipartisan bills meant to help stabilize individual insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act. Ms. Collins had expressed concern about a provision in the tax bill to repeal the act’s mandate that most Americans have insurance or pay a penalty.

Lawmakers also included a more generous tax break for companies organized as pass-through entities, a provision needed to win the support of Mr. Johnson and Senator Steve Daines of Montana.

And, in a bid to get Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona on board, leaders agreed to work on providing “fair and permanent protections” for the beneficiaries of an Obama-era effort that protects young undocumented immigrants from deportation, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, Mr. Flake said."

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: January 22, 2018, 06:32:22 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/21/government-shutdown-trump-democrats-republicans-senate-vote

Donald Trump used Twitter to urge Senate Republicans to end the impasse by taking the “nuclear option” if the “stalemate continues”.

Such a move would allow Republicans to pass legislation without Democratic support, lowering the majority needed to pass a bill to just 51 votes. It is, however, not favoured by the GOP Senate leader, Mitch McConnell.

The president arguing that Democrats were placing the nation’s borders under threat by opposing a short-term budget fix.

“The Dems just want illegal immigrants to pour into our nation unchecked,” Trump tweeted.

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The remarks followed an agressive Trump campaign advert released on Saturday, which said Democrats opposing the president’s hardline immigration agenda were “complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants”.

Marc Short, the White House director of legislative affairs, told NBC’s Meet the Press “that ad was produced by an outside group and not those of us in the White House”.

The ad concludes with a picture of the president giving two thumbs up and his voice saying: “I’m Donald Trump and I approve this message.”

The Vermont senator Bernie Sanders condemned the ad, telling CNN’s State of the Union is was “nonsense and outrageous”.

Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, is helping lead efforts to secure talks safeguards for Dreamers, young undocumented migrants brought to the US who gained protected status under the Obama administration that was rescinded by Trump.

News shows repeated Fox & Friends footage from 2013, when Republicans in Congress drove the last government shutdown, over healthcare reform.

“Well, if you say who gets fired it always has to be the top,” Trump said then. “I mean, problems start from the top and they have to get solved from the top and the president’s the leader. And he’s got to get everybody in a room and he’s got to lead.”

The Senate needs to lead,” Graham said, “because no one else is and the White House staff is making things very difficult.”

Graham said White House proposals for spending on border security were “just not credible” and referred to a senior policy adviser to Trump and leading immigration hardliner when he said: “As long as Stephen Miller’s in charge of negotiating on immigration we’re going nowhere. He’s been an outlier for years.”
seafoid u will be happy to hear the government shut down is over
The Trump clown show continues....

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: January 22, 2018, 04:42:52 PM »
Yes, Prime Minister

https://youtu.be/TlQsisVrsJ8

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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD League 2018
« on: January 22, 2018, 11:37:30 AM »

http://www.gaaroscommon.ie/news-detail/10034321/

"The Connacht FBD League game between Roscommon and Galway to be played in Tuam today was also a victim of the weather. This game is cancelled and the next FBD game for Roscommon will be the League Final also against Galway which has been fixed for Roscommon on February 18th. "

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: January 21, 2018, 08:43:13 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/21/government-shutdown-trump-democrats-republicans-senate-vote

Donald Trump used Twitter to urge Senate Republicans to end the impasse by taking the “nuclear option” if the “stalemate continues”.

Such a move would allow Republicans to pass legislation without Democratic support, lowering the majority needed to pass a bill to just 51 votes. It is, however, not favoured by the GOP Senate leader, Mitch McConnell.

The president arguing that Democrats were placing the nation’s borders under threat by opposing a short-term budget fix.

“The Dems just want illegal immigrants to pour into our nation unchecked,” Trump tweeted.

Quick guideAll you need to know about the US government shutdownShow

Advertisement

The remarks followed an agressive Trump campaign advert released on Saturday, which said Democrats opposing the president’s hardline immigration agenda were “complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants”.

Marc Short, the White House director of legislative affairs, told NBC’s Meet the Press “that ad was produced by an outside group and not those of us in the White House”.

The ad concludes with a picture of the president giving two thumbs up and his voice saying: “I’m Donald Trump and I approve this message.”

The Vermont senator Bernie Sanders condemned the ad, telling CNN’s State of the Union is was “nonsense and outrageous”.

Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, is helping lead efforts to secure talks safeguards for Dreamers, young undocumented migrants brought to the US who gained protected status under the Obama administration that was rescinded by Trump.

News shows repeated Fox & Friends footage from 2013, when Republicans in Congress drove the last government shutdown, over healthcare reform.

“Well, if you say who gets fired it always has to be the top,” Trump said then. “I mean, problems start from the top and they have to get solved from the top and the president’s the leader. And he’s got to get everybody in a room and he’s got to lead.”

The Senate needs to lead,” Graham said, “because no one else is and the White House staff is making things very difficult.”

Graham said White House proposals for spending on border security were “just not credible” and referred to a senior policy adviser to Trump and leading immigration hardliner when he said: “As long as Stephen Miller’s in charge of negotiating on immigration we’re going nowhere. He’s been an outlier for years.”



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GAA Discussion / Re: County GAA Crests.
« on: January 21, 2018, 03:08:16 PM »
The offaly lads were outside the Pale but faithful to England according to Wiki.
If you weren't so ignorant and studied your history you would know the Offaly lads did their bit unlike the Galway lads queuing up to join the Connaught Rangers
Politically it doesn't make sense. Offaly was planted and had loads of Unionists  . It was quiet in 1798.

This sounds more likely :

http://www.hoganstand.com/county/offaly/forum/details/67053
"Offaly acquired the name 'Faithful County' from a local journalist in the 1950's, called I believe Harry Burke. Offaly competed without success for many years, but always believed that better times were around the corner, so they always had faith.
Offaly won their first O'Byrne Cup in 1954, and in 1960 the breakthrough arrived when Offaly won their first Leinster SFC title. They retained the title in 1961, and reached the All Ireland final where they lost narrowly to Down, in a game watched by 90,500 spectators. Down had made the breakthrough in 1960, and a great friendship between the teams was established and continues to the present. "

Or else this

"it was actually a former President of the G.A.A. who gave Offaly the title of Faithful County. His reasoning was that in times of serious emigration Offaly fielded teams at all levels of the Leinster Championship in both hurling and football."

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General discussion / Re: Silent Justice/ Internet Interceptors
« on: January 21, 2018, 03:00:52 PM »
I would be interested in the areas where these people operate. What sort of profile is attracted to the role?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Gambling in the GAA - the ethical aspect
« on: January 21, 2018, 07:33:56 AM »
https://m.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/director-of-business-says-theft-of-more-than-60k-by-former-galway-hurling-star-a-huge-betrayal-36508986.html

There’s a number of basic inaccuracies in the article.
He’s a current panellist.
He’s from Mullagh not Loughrea.
It is still shocking though.

I’m not suggesting that it’s not shocking. But, for a national newspaper, you’d think they’d have the basic details right. It’s not like they’re a tabloid.

It was reported on GBFM yesterday that he was from Loughrea also. Probably read out officially in court that he was from that region rather than specifically mentioning the parish/townland whatever. A trivial point. Seems to get more exposure than Hehir, whose indiscretions were probably more serious.
Glennon’s employer took a very different attitude .

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