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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 11, 2017, 11:58:19 PM »
Is that ongoing J70? I thought that was a July 4th thing.

They should have 'Piss' written on them.

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Didn't that whole "America in a can of Bud" thing start when some non-American country bought Budweiser?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Black Ball
« on: September 28, 2017, 02:23:08 PM »
I don't think the author has ever watched an NBA playoff game.

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General discussion / Re: North Korea Crisis
« on: September 15, 2017, 11:42:12 PM »
Here's some historical context to the issue, giving the North Korean rationale, going back to the Korean war:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-us-war-crime-north-korea-wont-forget/2015/03/20/fb525694-ce80-11e4-8c54-ffb5ba6f2f69_story.html?utm_term=.cdda99c0eb01

And here's some stuff on the annual war games that the US holds, which apparently involve a "decapitation unit" for taking out the North Korean leader.   

I have been reading about this, I read that the decapitation crowd were South Koreans.

http://epaper.bostonglobe.com/BostonGlobe/article_popover.aspx?guid=4f38ec2c-f2a6-407f-84be-4e2921d2298b&source=next

You're right.  The US do annual wargames, but the so called decapitation squad is S.Korean.

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General discussion / Re: North Korea Crisis
« on: September 15, 2017, 03:00:50 PM »
Here's some historical context to the issue, giving the North Korean rationale, going back to the Korean war:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-us-war-crime-north-korea-wont-forget/2015/03/20/fb525694-ce80-11e4-8c54-ffb5ba6f2f69_story.html?utm_term=.cdda99c0eb01

And here's some stuff on the annual war games that the US holds, which apparently involve a "decapitation unit" for taking out the North Korean leader.   

http://epaper.bostonglobe.com/BostonGlobe/article_popover.aspx?guid=4f38ec2c-f2a6-407f-84be-4e2921d2298b&source=next


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GAA Discussion / Re: Cork fans flying the confederate flag
« on: September 13, 2017, 10:23:46 PM »
This kind of double standard is fairly common.  I've gotten used to Irish guys in NY referring to Irish people as Paddys.  Damien Dempsey does it too.  But if a British Tory Party member used that term to refer to us....

Another example is how the gay community co-opted the word 'queer' (and indeed 'gay') to refer to themselves when such terms had originally been derogatory terms used by straight people to refer to them.  There would have been a time (maybe that time is still now) when members of this community would have regarded it as OK for themselves to use these terms, but not OK for non-gays to use.

Language evolves every day.

Yep.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Cork fans flying the confederate flag
« on: September 13, 2017, 02:42:29 AM »
This kind of double standard is fairly common.  I've gotten used to Irish guys in NY referring to Irish people as Paddys.  Damien Dempsey does it too.  But if a British Tory Party member used that term to refer to us....

Another example is how the gay community co-opted the word 'queer' (and indeed 'gay') to refer to themselves when such terms had originally been derogatory terms used by straight people to refer to them.  There would have been a time (maybe that time is still now) when members of this community would have regarded it as OK for themselves to use these terms, but not OK for non-gays to use.

 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Time to Split Dublin
« on: September 10, 2017, 01:55:12 AM »
Yep, be careful what you wish for, lads.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: September 05, 2017, 01:39:17 AM »
It's quite tricky.  Games against last place teams don't count.  But for some of the groups, last placed teams may change between now and the end of the groups.  That could result in big point swings for second placed teams in some of the groups.
 
Keep an eye on this page:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_FIFA_World_Cup_qualification_(UEFA)#Ranking_of_second-placed_teams

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: August 24, 2017, 04:12:55 PM »
Fascinating book review on a biography of James McGill Buchannan, architect of the right's strategy to undermine confidence in the institutions of government to pave the way for lower taxes on the wealthy, privatize schools, destroy social security, etc...   

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/books/review/democracy-in-chains-nancy-maclean.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbooks&action=click&contentCollection=books&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=54&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0

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GAA Discussion / Re: TG4: Another Live Tanking Looking Likely
« on: August 19, 2017, 07:06:19 PM »
Still, great stuff this hurling.  Much better than the football.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Tyrone v Dublin - The beginning of an era
« on: August 19, 2017, 07:04:38 PM »
Fully expect Tyrone to win this by 4 or 5 tbqh.

The Dubs are well overrated.

Definitely - the 4 x AI's and 4 x Div 1 leagues + 2 x league runners up by a point were all flukes.

Ah, but we didn't have to beat the two-in-a-row Ulster Champions of tackling to win those, did we?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Cork fans flying the confederate flag
« on: August 19, 2017, 07:00:23 PM »
From the Mississippi Declaration of Secession, for those who still argue that the US civil war was primarily about states rights:


In the momentous step, which our State has taken of dissolving its connection with the government of which we so long formed a part, it is but just that we should declare the prominent reasons which have induced our course.

Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery - the greatest material interest of the world. Its labor supplies the product, which constitutes by far the largest and most important portions of commerce of the earth. These products are peculiar to the climate verging on the tropical regions, and by an imperious law of nature, none but the black race can bear exposure to the tropical sun. These products have become necessities of the world, and a blow at slavery is a blow at commerce and civilization. That blow has been long aimed at the institution, and was at the point of reaching its consummation. There was no choice left us but submission to the mandates of abolition, or a dissolution of the Union, whose principles had been subverted to work out our ruin.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Tyrone v Dublin - The beginning of an era
« on: August 19, 2017, 03:00:09 AM »
Friday night, I'm up in Tyrone with my 4 wee Dubliners kids all wearing their feckin tops that their cousin MDMA signed for them.
For me, living in Dublin 21 years this year, this feels like the biggest game ever between the two teams.
My first ever memory of Tyrone v Dublin wasn't the 1984 hammering that another fellow Poster once got excited about but rather was a huge national league victory in 1992 I think, ala Canavan, Cush, McGlennon and Co.

Anyway, I'd luv it if we could get a group of Dub posters on Herr to meet up one night, anywhere in town or North side and I'll organise 10-20 Tyrone lads and we can have the banter and maybe a sing song and make Joe Brolly eat his words that the GAA is dying with all this elitism.
Wouldn't it be great if the top 8 teams and their fans could enjoy each others company and not be worrying why the crap 25 as he calls it are left behind.

Anyway, if interested in a meet up next Thur, Fri or Sat pm me or say it on here. Neutrals welcome as well, even from Longford, Meath and Armagh.
A few of us Tyrmonians are going to the Enda McGinley Legends tour next sat and meeting him afterwards for a beer and chat. Could that be a good forum.

Quick funny story. When driving up North this evening, my kids saw the red and white Norn Iron flags with the red cross and red hand when we crossed the border into Amagh and my 8 year old daughter said, are we in Tyrone already, there's a lot of Tyrone flags around here.
I decided to just agree and not spend the whole weekend explaining the differenent flegs.

Super post.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: August 18, 2017, 06:24:37 PM »
OMG Bannon's out!

This may not be such a great thing...

"From Afghanistan and North Korea to Syria and Venezuela, Mr. Bannon, the presidentís chief strategist, has argued against making military threats or deploying American troops into foreign conflicts."

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/17/us/politics/steve-bannon-nationalism-trump.html?action=click&contentCollection=politics&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0

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GAA Discussion / Re: Tyrone v Dublin - The beginning of an era
« on: August 17, 2017, 12:59:22 AM »
Yep, they mean Ulster is as poor as every other province these days, and has at most one good team.

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