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Michael D is outstanding and Máirtín was a great candidate compared to the Dragons Dregs in the race this time around.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: Today at 08:35:17 AM »
Can someone explain to me how extending the exit period helps solve any problems?
The backstop was supposed to be a fall back until a “technical solution” could be found to the border question.
The technical solution was originally proposed by Brexiteers as the solution to the differing tax and standards either side of the border. When it was pointed out a technical solution had not been invented they suggested the backstop, maintain alignment until it is invented.
Extending the time supposedly gives more time to invent this technical solution.

I am not a technical expert but I believe the solution involves Drones and Unicorns.
AFAIK it is in case there is no trade deal. They need a backstop for NI.
The ERG do not want either a deal or a backstop.

The vast majority of the bankers who robbed the country were members of golf clubs.

I was originally of the opinion that this was opportunistic xenophobia such as this articulate gentleman

But the cases are to frequent and follow to similar of a pattern to ignore

Pakistani make up <5% of the English population but Pakistani men appear to be 80%+ of the perpetrators of these crimes. (Open to correction on the figures). Its a conversation that has to be had not least by members of that community themselves, which I am sure they are having. Any social worker or policeman would give it a second glance when they hear or see of girls of a certain age mixing with a man from that background.

Incredibly these gangs are probably one of the reasons for Brexit... as well as the denials and howls of racism from the guardianesque zealots

Can you explain in a few lines what the EU or the Common Agricultural policy or the single market
has to do with grooming.

GAA Discussion / Re: Row in Mayo LGFA
« on: October 21, 2018, 03:33:32 PM »
Mayo ladies SFC final: Carnacon 8-06 Knockmore 0-03, 2pm

Longford / Re: Longford Football (& Hurling) Thread
« on: October 21, 2018, 09:23:19 AM »

« In Cavan, Castlerahan will be out to avoid a fourth final defeat on the spin « 

It must be fashionable.

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 21, 2018, 06:27:43 AM »
What’s the board’s 4 Chan view on nuclear proliferation? Can you believe whatever you want?

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: October 20, 2018, 02:14:16 PM »
Patsy Dan Rodgers 74
King of Tory
A fixture on the island
Go ndéana Dia trócaire air

General discussion / Re: The WINE thread
« on: October 20, 2018, 06:38:49 AM »
Any recommendations for a newbie for red wines that aren’t expensive?

Have drank a few merlot and some are grand. Any merlots to look out for or indeed any other type of red?
Baron de Lestac

General discussion / Re: The WINE thread
« on: October 19, 2018, 07:30:29 PM »

Try and stick to the Spanish, Italian , or French reds, reduced hangovers (providing you don't drink two bottles) New world wine is cheaper but as Ive said very often on here Tesco and other shops run a 25% discount for 6 or more, which will on average give you good bottles of wines for a fiver!

I'll give you a few types later

Obviously Biased here, living on Napa's door step but why exactly should one not try New World Wines?

Napa Cabs and Pinots will go toe to toe with all and any of the French and Spanish famed wines.

I enjoy a Cote Du Rhone, a Beajoulais, and a Temperanillo - but if I wanna really get nose down in a cracking bottle of Red there are wonderful Californian and Oregon options.
I don’t know if American Pinot can match the best Burgundy. And I never had anything as good as a Montrachet.
But other than that there is a lot of very good non European wine.

General discussion / Re: Depression
« on: October 19, 2018, 10:45:01 AM »
Professional help is the way to go. Counseling is the first option. Maybe look up some counseling options in your area and present those to her.

She goes to a Councillor, she dumped 3 or 4 of them initially as she didn't like them. However, I would say its more like she didn't like the questions they were asking. I am fairly sure she is not telling current Councillor the truth and I certainly see no evidence that Councillor is  making any progress with her.

You see there was tragedy in the family when she was a child, I am sure that's some of the root of the issue but she will never talk about it.

Itchy as a family all you can do is support her. There’s only so much you can do. She has the support structures around her and if she is dumping the counsellors as you say then she is not ready to get better. I would see if there is anyone who she can trust but she has to want to make the ch age herself. This may sound a bit cold but you can’t do it for her. Provide her with the professional supports you can, mind her as best as you can but ultimately she needs to make the decision

I would agree, BC. Something is probably causing it and the illness can't be fixed without addressing it. 

General discussion / Re: The WINE thread
« on: October 19, 2018, 10:06:11 AM »
I think it is good to try various grapes and see what works. Experimenting with wine from different countries is worth it.
Also Bordeaux and Burgundy are quite different.
I am a big Cotes du Rhône fan but prob only because of holidays in the east of France. I have no idea of how it is considered (in general) by wine buffs. Any wisdom?

The French supermarkets know their stuff and can give you an idea about prices plus variety. It is a long way from the 1980s ad for Le Piat d'or when Irish punters were told that the French love le piat d'or, which was plonk.ône&res_sf=18

Guigal and Chapoutier are usually quite decent

UK wine brokers are also good for info

General discussion / Re: What's your relationship with alcohol?
« on: October 19, 2018, 09:02:34 AM »
Rounds aren't a great thing as it can put pressure on people to drink more than they would normally do. I don't know if it is just an Irish thing as in many other countries people just buy their own.....which is more sensible really.
Rounds are a waste of money.
Plus the nonsense if you are in a group of 4 or having either 4, 8 or 12 pints
Probably 20% or so of rounds bought end up as slops

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