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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: January 26, 2021, 05:17:04 PM »
So homelessness, corruption, massive wealth inequality, institutionalised coverup of sexual abuse, landing the debts of billionaires onto to citizens to pay back is the type of normal you strive for?

Corruption is everywhere that there is money. Inequality in the ROI is less than many places owing to a progressive tax system the GINI coefficient after tax is quite respectable. Some debts of billionaires were supported, but many debts also belong to those citizens in the form of pension funds and the like.

Sounds like justification of these things. Seems to me the only thing people promoting the Free State as a great country is that it's a tax haven for multinational companies.

They may not be unique to the free state but it gives you an idea how things work.
What sort of society would you like to live in, Angelo?

One where the needs of people are put ahead of vested interests, one where politicians are held to account for their decisions and abuses of power, one where governments strive to introduce fairer taxation on the high earners and corporations and one where the state provides the best quality of public services and facilities. In any form of equitable society the needs of citizens must come first and that' what we should aspire to.
Sounds good - I’ll go with that.  Government free from church influence?

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: January 26, 2021, 12:23:26 AM »
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2021/01/25/bill-maher-says-racism-in-america-is-exaggerated/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Bill Maher says racism in America  is exaggerated
Liam Ó Meachair needs to examine his roots! 

As the native American said to the Irish native "Irish? Oh yes, you too have suffered at the hands of the white man."

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GAA Discussion / Re: Retirements
« on: January 26, 2021, 12:09:35 AM »
Fantastic player, lightening fast, superb skills. Mayo of late have produced legendary defenders. Higgins was one of the best.
Agree - outstanding.  One of my favourite players.  Maigh Eo abú!

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: January 26, 2021, 12:07:00 AM »
Joey Dunlop?

The Irishman went on to win five successive World Formula One Championships (1982-1986) for Honda and it’s his success on the roads that saw him become famous all around the world.

I seriously doubt if the average man in Clapham Common has heard of Joey Dunlop, let alone him being famous all around the world.

Road racing has roughly the same global appeal as hare coursing. It’s an ultra  minority sport, despite UTV’s wall to wall coverage.

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Jonathan Rea a better shout. But I just can’t help thinking, who’s that now?

Road racing has a massive following tbf , especially the NW , and Joey Dunlop was the undisputed king, but Road racing is not a worldwide competitive sport. It’s a bit like saying Henry Shevlin is “world class” , which strictly speaking he is . Jonathan Rea’s achievements are phenomenal but again it’s a minority sport in terms of participation, and he competes in one of several different divisions, thus he doesn’t capture the imagination in the same way as McIlroy or Keane
Absolutely. In likes of Spain and the Baltics, Joey at his peak would have been known more than Brian O'Driscoll or Paul O'Connell at their peak and dominated his sport more than they did.

It's a shame Jonathan Rea's sport doesn't get the coverage. He is superb, equivalent to Lewis Hamilton. Although also doesn't help that there's two motorcycle codes vying for top spot.

I don't get Keane's priority. Having attended pretty much every home competitive international that Roy and Paul McGrath both played, I would not be able to separate them. Both were great. Both won English player of the year once each (as did Brady). While Keane has more medals than McGrath, that's a reflection of playing for a better team. And McGrath played a massive hand in an unfashionable Villa team finishing league runner-up twice and winning two League Cups.

Hard to argue against Rory topping the list in terms of being the best in the world for a decent period in such a widely played and widely known sport.

Mcgrath was outstanding and technically superior to Keane , but with EPL one of the best leagues in the world, Keane was the most influential player for the best team for a considerable period. Internationally he made ROI competitive against top teams . Re rugby and BOD, never mind soccer which is easily the top world sport recreationally and competitively, but  basketball , NFL, AFL, Rugby league and in his own country football and hurling , are far more popular than rugby . Even As a big O’Driscoll fan, and preferring rugby to soccer over the years, I have to admit that Keane is well ahead of BOD, on the basis of it being a serious achievement to reach the top ( arguably) in the world’s highest profile sport .
McIlroy trumps Keane however because he was the undisputed world number one , in a major world sport
Didn't know McIlroy is Irish.  Is he?  Does he know himself?
Depends what his sponsors want.
Get it now!  Go raibh maith agat!

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: January 25, 2021, 11:51:50 PM »
Colm C is back guys. Has been included in one of the training bubbles i am led to believe

Massive if true and says everything we needed to know about Harte and his reign of terror.
Reign of Terror?  When did the reign start?  2003?  Or before?

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: January 25, 2021, 11:49:43 PM »
Joey Dunlop?

The Irishman went on to win five successive World Formula One Championships (1982-1986) for Honda and it’s his success on the roads that saw him become famous all around the world.

I seriously doubt if the average man in Clapham Common has heard of Joey Dunlop, let alone him being famous all around the world.

Road racing has roughly the same global appeal as hare coursing. It’s an ultra  minority sport, despite UTV’s wall to wall coverage.

—-

Jonathan Rea a better shout. But I just can’t help thinking, who’s that now?

Road racing has a massive following tbf , especially the NW , and Joey Dunlop was the undisputed king, but Road racing is not a worldwide competitive sport. It’s a bit like saying Henry Shevlin is “world class” , which strictly speaking he is . Jonathan Rea’s achievements are phenomenal but again it’s a minority sport in terms of participation, and he competes in one of several different divisions, thus he doesn’t capture the imagination in the same way as McIlroy or Keane
Absolutely. In likes of Spain and the Baltics, Joey at his peak would have been known more than Brian O'Driscoll or Paul O'Connell at their peak and dominated his sport more than they did.

It's a shame Jonathan Rea's sport doesn't get the coverage. He is superb, equivalent to Lewis Hamilton. Although also doesn't help that there's two motorcycle codes vying for top spot.

I don't get Keane's priority. Having attended pretty much every home competitive international that Roy and Paul McGrath both played, I would not be able to separate them. Both were great. Both won English player of the year once each (as did Brady). While Keane has more medals than McGrath, that's a reflection of playing for a better team. And McGrath played a massive hand in an unfashionable Villa team finishing league runner-up twice and winning two League Cups.

Hard to argue against Rory topping the list in terms of being the best in the world for a decent period in such a widely played and widely known sport.

Mcgrath was outstanding and technically superior to Keane , but with EPL one of the best leagues in the world, Keane was the most influential player for the best team for a considerable period. Internationally he made ROI competitive against top teams . Re rugby and BOD, never mind soccer which is easily the top world sport recreationally and competitively, but  basketball , NFL, AFL, Rugby league and in his own country football and hurling , are far more popular than rugby . Even As a big O’Driscoll fan, and preferring rugby to soccer over the years, I have to admit that Keane is well ahead of BOD, on the basis of it being a serious achievement to reach the top ( arguably) in the world’s highest profile sport .
McIlroy trumps Keane however because he was the undisputed world number one , in a major world sport
Didn't know McIlroy is Irish.  Is he?  Does he know himself? 

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: January 25, 2021, 11:41:42 PM »
Angelo

There has been a thread on here about depression for years, you've had zero interest in it, not one post from you on it, now you’re concerned?

Forgive me for thinking you’re full of shit and this is just an excuse for you to peddle crap that suits your narrative.

It’s a bit like the gym owners and PT’s on social media saying they are worried about people’s mental health. I don’t buy it
A lot of truth you speak.

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: January 25, 2021, 11:39:18 PM »
So homelessness, corruption, massive wealth inequality, institutionalised coverup of sexual abuse, landing the debts of billionaires onto to citizens to pay back is the type of normal you strive for?

Corruption is everywhere that there is money. Inequality in the ROI is less than many places owing to a progressive tax system the GINI coefficient after tax is quite respectable. Some debts of billionaires were supported, but many debts also belong to those citizens in the form of pension funds and the like.

Sounds like justification of these things. Seems to me the only thing people promoting the Free State as a great country is that it's a tax haven for multinational companies.

They may not be unique to the free state but it gives you an idea how things work.
What sort of society would you like to live in, Angelo?

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: January 25, 2021, 11:37:45 PM »
So homelessness, corruption, massive wealth inequality, institutionalised coverup of sexual abuse, landing the debts of billionaires onto to citizens to pay back is the type of normal you strive for?

Corruption is everywhere that there is money. Inequality in the ROI is less than many places owing to a progressive tax system the GINI coefficient after tax is quite respectable. Some debts of billionaires were supported, but many debts also belong to those citizens in the form of pension funds and the like.
What sort of society would you like to live in, Angelo?

Sounds like justification of these things. Seems to me the only thing people promoting the Free State as a great country is that it's a tax haven for multinational companies.

They may not be unique to the free state but it gives you an idea how things work.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: January 25, 2021, 11:33:43 PM »
Poor mental health is failure to care for someone?

What a stupid comment


Getting locked up more like it
Lack of social interaction: you can still go out doors and interacting happens in many forms
Lack of exercise: no gyms open, I train every day walking, weights, running
Lack of will to live: people have that regardless of Covid, depression was here and will continue, there’s a thread on it.
Jobless: these jobs will be available again, no one is making money
No money: no where to spend it
Overweight: that’s a personal choice


All these things above happen daily, before Covid.

If someone is feeling mentally unwell due to being in lockdown you can care for them.

The GP interviewed on the news said the people coming to him had no previous mental health problems and a lot were in older age groups. He laid the blame firmly with lockdowns and their associated effects.

Interesting to see you know more about the doctor's patients than the doctor himself. Hope they got a referral to you.

Where have I said lockdown isn’t causing more people to feel depressed?

All I’m saying is there are ways out of it and ways to work through it. You’re the most negative poster on the board bar none. You’d depress me just reading your depressing posts

Don't think hiding under the bed is helping people's mental health.

There needs to be a discussion on whether Lockdowns cause more harm than good and that discussion needs to have a comprehensive viewpoint rather than solely focused on stopping Covid spreading.
If you're dead though, your mental health doesn't matter a whole pile, does it?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: January 25, 2021, 11:32:07 PM »
Some of the stories and name dropping from Brolly is pathetic at times. I’ve noticed his columns become more nasty and spiteful, particularly towards RTÉ and the Sunday Game. He didn’t have a problem with them when he was picking up his big cheque every week. Bell end.
Correct.  Joe is an intelligent man but his emotional intelligence is questionable - sudden donation of kidney for example.   He always craved to be 'one of the lads' so his 'stories' reinvent himself into that role.  Joe was never 'one of the lads'.  Born in Dungiven ok but off to boarding school in Armagh during formative years, Trinty, career etc.  He was never a 'Sur', as Dungiven people are hailed!  In a sense, he still craves 'acceptance'.   So he will always take full poetical license when telling a 'story' and generally for his own benefit.  Stories will become more bizarre as the craving increases and the acceptance decreases.  At the end of the day, Joe is a good enough fella and means well - honestly!  However he loses the run of himself and is running out of road in the storytelling journey.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: January 25, 2021, 11:19:05 PM »
No one wants or enjoys being in lockdown and there's no doubt it's effecting some people's mental health. Unfortunately there is no easy answer, but at least people today are willing to admit they need help and access the relevant support available.

Not so long ago you would be ridiculed for admitting you were struggling to deal with being in lockdown
I agree.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: January 24, 2021, 03:31:54 PM »
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/loyalists-hold-talks-with-nio-to-express-anger-over-irish-sea-border-39997279.html

I find this just incredible and how its not been made a bigger deal off. Can you imagine the outrage if the Irish government held a meeting with dissidents. Even if the Slab was ever pictured walking out of a Sinn Fein office would probably collapse Stormont,

Leo is pretty quick throwing up to the Shinners about taking instructions from the Provos, where is the he on this.
I agree.  In the last couple of years they have also made representations to make the UDA legal again.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Your favourite players
« on: January 24, 2021, 03:27:21 PM »
As many as you want

1. Your own county now - McKenna, Canavan
2. Your own county in the past - Jordan, O'Neill, McCabe, Donaghy, Canavan
3. Other counties now - Clifford, Kilkenny, Murphy, McGuigan
4. Other counties in the past - Cooper, Tohill, Reilly, Linden, Sheehy
Two or three games each at senior level and they're your favourite players. LOL
Lol?  Not really - his choice.  They are exciting players.  Look forward to reading yours.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: January 23, 2021, 05:04:55 PM »
Why does the bbc say there is a predicted surge in coronavirus cases this weekend? I had thought we were post surge. What would cause this surge?
One surge Christmas, other New Year parties - possibly?

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