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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: April 17, 2014, 09:28:56 PM »
Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died. He was 87.

Garcia Marquez's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, Garcia Marquez achieved literary celebrity that spawned comparisons to Mark Twain and Charles Dickens.

His flamboyant and melancholy works outsold everything published in Spanish except the Bible. The epic 1967 novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude sold more than 50 million copies in more than 25 languages.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: April 16, 2014, 12:25:02 AM »
The Conservative mayor of Swindon has resigned after he called disabled people "Mongols" and questioned whether they should be allowed to have sex.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/04/15/swindon-mayor-nick-martin-mongols-resigns_n_5151125.html

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General discussion / Re: The Palestine thread
« on: April 15, 2014, 12:40:36 PM »
On Monday, Israeli forces blocked all main entrances to the village of Nabi Saleh, and attacked anyone who attempted to enter or leave the village.

The Israeli regime imposed the blockade on the village after declaring it a ‘military closed zone.’ Residents of the village complain that they are facing a humanitarian crisis after the blockade.

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/04/14/358566/israel-continues-siege-on-wb-village/

Israeli occupation forces this morning demolished a number of water wells and agriculture infrastructure in Hebron, handed over demolition orders to owners of two residential houses in Bethlehem.

Local Palestinian sources said that the Israeli forces invaded the Palestinian neighbourhood of Abulhawa in Hebron.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/10785-israel-demolishes-wells-in-hebron

Thousands of Palestinians living in the Shuafat refugee camp, which is located in East Jerusalem, have been living without running water for more than a month, due to the failure of the Israeli municipality in the western part of the holy city to supply the necessary water.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/10783-palestinian-refugees-in-jerusalem-without-water-for-more-than-a-month

A 44-year-old Palestinian woman Nuha Mohammed Qatamesh died on Monday after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli occupation forces in al-Jadawel area, which is located between Aida refugee camp and Beit Jala, west of the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

A medical source in Beit Jala Government Hospital said that Qatamesh died after she inhaled tear gas fired by Israeli forces during clashes that erupted Monday evening in Aida camp.

http://english.pnn.ps/index.php/politics/7358-palestinian-woman-dies-of-inhaling-israeli-tear-gas-in-bethlehem

The University of Haifa has launched an academic course to combat the online "delegitimization of Israel", in what it claims to be a "first" for academia. In a press release dated 30 March, the University proudly describes the four credit course, offered by the Department of Multi-Disciplinary Studies, as preparing "students to be unofficial 'ambassadors' for Israel on the Internet".

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/blogs/politics/10901-haifa-university-launches-course-in-pro-israel-propaganda

As Christians get ready to celebrate Easter, Palestinian Christians living in the West Bank and Gaza Strip are envious of fellow Christians from all over the world who are able to visit Jerusalem’s holy Christian sites and worship freely while they cannot.

Since Israel cut off East Jerusalem from the rest of the occupied Palestinian territories in the early 1990s, Palestinian residents of the West Bank and Gaza Strip have been required to get Israeli army permission before they can enter Jerusalem.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2011/04/west-bank-palestinian-christians-denied-access-to-holy-places-in-jerusalem-during-easter.html#sthash.AygVOeMk.dpuf

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: April 13, 2014, 10:22:38 PM »
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Once upon a time Sinn Fein stood for peace with justice.

Now they stand for votes........

THis is the kind of manure often associated with this topic. People want peace, and justice, so there is no great conflict between the two objectives.

Can you give us any examples of their quest for Justice?

mcGurks,Ballymurphy,Finucane for a start.Dublin and Monaghan,Loughinisland.How many do you want now tell us what causes the brother in laws are involved in.

Well Dixie what is your answer?


Troubles amnesty should apply to all, says Sinn Fein MP


http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/crime/article4056968.ece

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: April 13, 2014, 09:16:20 PM »
People want.. Peace and prosperity.. Britain is booming.. They will share they always do. Irish companies will benefit from bettet relations its all good. Sinn fein  must move with the times

And what about the victims seeking justice?

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: April 13, 2014, 09:07:25 PM »
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Once upon a time Sinn Fein stood for peace with justice.

Now they stand for votes........

THis is the kind of manure often associated with this topic. People want peace, and justice, so there is no great conflict between the two objectives.

Can you give us any examples of their quest for Justice?

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: April 13, 2014, 08:27:42 PM »
As the dust settles on a week that the media and politicians tells us that it was a great week for Ireland and British relations, its hard to overlook the obvious.

When the Mrs Windsor planned to visit Ireland a few years ago, SF decided to boycott her visit, saying:

 "Until there is complete withdrawal of the British military and the British administration from Ireland, and until there is justice and truth for victims of collusion, no official welcome should be accorded to any officer of the British armed forces of any rank,"

This position reflected the majority view of SF voters and supporters. Then, as Martin McGuinness decided to run for the vacant President of Ireland post, they got hammered in the media as Martin was hit with "Will you meet the Queen?"

Having lost in the election, Sinn Fein realised they needed to change tact, and low and behold, an event was staged at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast in which McGuinness shook hands with Mrs Windsor, and in some way sanitized the differences.

The final cog in the wheel was the antics of this week.

Sinn Fein announced that Martin would attend the state dinner and wear periodic costume and as the band played God save the Queen, he would raise his glass to her in a toast proposed by the President of Ireland.

On the day Sinn Fein raised their glass to Mrs Windsor, they issued a statement calling for an Amnesty for anyone involved in pre '98 "crimes".

In effect, they called for no prosecutions for the actions of the British Government during the "Troubles".

Given that the recent case of John Downey, showed how Sinn Fein did a deal to ensure that those close to them were immune to prosecution, we can only assume that murders carried out by the British Establishment will be excused in the same way.

As Irish men and women, including many members of Sinn Fein, celebrated the past weeks pageantry, thousands of families both here and across the world still suffer as the people who celebrate this nonsense oppose inquires into how their loved ones died, and who was responsible.

Sinn Fein sold the participation of McGuinness at Windsor at strep forward for peace. They didn't tell their followers that that as well as that participation, several MPs would take their seats in Westminster and the house of Lords as Michael D Higgins addressed both Houses.

Plus, they would also join an event at Windsor castle where they they would be greeted by Mrs Windsor.

What Sinn Fein did this week in raising their glass to Mrs Windsor is par for the course. They are hell bent on power, votes acceptance and money.

The next stunt we will see is the visit of the Pope to Belfast.

Robinson, like McGuinness with Mrs Windsor, will bow down as he meets the Pope,
in advancement of the "peace process. "

Once upon a time Sinn Fein stood for peace with justice.

Now they stand for votes........

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: April 13, 2014, 11:47:39 AM »
Given the success of the week, and acceptance at the top table in Windsor, I suppose its
"Victory to the Banquet Men"

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: April 12, 2014, 07:58:55 PM »
Good man Francie, that's the stuff alright. Time to move on and let bygones be bygones.

What about the families of those killed who are seeking the truth, and maybe a day in court?

Should they move on and let bygones be bygones?

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: April 12, 2014, 01:14:31 PM »
Amusing when you read back on the thread about the 2011 visit to Ireland - all the references to her being the Head of the Armed Forces, absent from this week's visit.

Back in 2010:
"Sinn Fein opposes the proposed state visit of the Queen of England, commander-in-chief of the British armed forces," said TD Caoimhghin O Caolain.

"Until there is complete withdrawal of the British military and the British administration from Ireland, and until there is justice and truth for victims of collusion, no official welcome should be accorded to any officer of the British armed forces of any rank," he continued.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10421223

Looks like the goalposts have moved.

And a few from our own posters:
I watched on TV the other night the discussions in the Seanad about this. Members were tripping over themselves to talk about how it would be an honour to have the English Queen visit and speak of their aspirations to have her visit their own areas. I was bubbling with anger because I couldnt's stop thinking about the families, including neighbours of my own, who lost people to collusion and were possibly watching that. I know where my support lies.
...given the Lord Mayor's reference to the "honour" of taking part in this week's events, i'm sure Nally was "bubbling with anger".

Not to mention the anger over the visit to the Garden of Remembrance - the very act used to justify the decision to accept the invitation this week...
Irishmen & Woman standing with/kissing the ass of the British Queen, with the British National Anthem playing, in a garden of Remembrance for those who died in the unfinished struggle for Independence. HOW MATURE ARE WE!!!? ::) Can't help but think of the Patriots who must be turning in their graves.

And lawnseed, so "delighted" to be a Shinner this week, had this to say:
Finally this whole thing will go down well cause Irish people are stupid- they take it up the arse. it doesn't matter whether its the queen, the Irish chieftains, the politicians, the clergy, the bankers, the landlords, the Brits, the yanks etc etc we've been doing it since the vikings

Had a read through that thread myself and the Sinn Fein position has fairly changed all right in regards to the Queen and to truth and justice.

When opposing the visit a couple of years ago they said this:

"Until there is complete withdrawal of the British military and the British administration from Ireland, and until there is justice and truth for victims of collusion, no official welcome should be accorded to any officer of the British armed forces of any rank,"

And then on the day they raised their glass to the Queen as the band played "God save the queen", they said this:

Francie Molloy, a senior Sinn Fein politician, said the time had come to draw a line under all past activities by acknowledging an amnesty for terrorists and members of the Armed Forces alike.


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General discussion / Re: Tebbit Joins the Real IRA
« on: April 12, 2014, 07:33:46 AM »
I wonder if Norman will face any prosecution similar to sentence and fine handed down to Darryl? Somehow I doubt it......



A 31-year-old chef convicted of posting a menacing message about DUP MP Gregory Campbell on Facebook has been fined £500 and given a suspended jail term.

Darryl O'Donnell a father of two from Belvedere Park, Londonderry, posted that Mr Campbell "should get a bullet in the head".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-14345649

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General discussion / Re: Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane.
« on: April 11, 2014, 01:16:19 PM »
Muppet, or anyone else a bit better versed on the subject, can you have a read at this article by a friend of mine in Malaysia.

http://beforeitsnews.com/u-s-politics/2014/04/malaysia-pm-top-aide-mh370-us-hidden-agenda-military-tests-unforgivable-2466278.html

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: April 09, 2014, 10:46:18 AM »
A very good article by Tommy McKearney that is worth reading


http://www.tommymckearney.com/blog-/finlandization.html

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: April 08, 2014, 11:21:27 PM »
Northern Ireland deputy first minister and former IRA leader Martin McGuinness has joined in a toast to the Queen during a state banquet at Windsor Castle. Mr McGuinness stood for the toast, proposed by Irish President Michael D Higgins, as an orchestra played God Save The Queen

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-26948080

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: April 06, 2014, 10:32:24 AM »
Can you get odds on McGuinness getting a knighthood/MBE in the next few years ?

He has already been knighted

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