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General discussion / Re: Eurovision 2014
« on: May 24, 2015, 01:10:38 PM »
I thought the best eurovision song came from Latvia.
The Hungarian entry was the only serious attempt to compose an actual song, for better or worse.
Then again, I missed the first half of the show.

You missed the best half of the show. Strong standard Eurovision!
I did hear the first half songs in the background and sat down to watch the 2nd half, I was just waiting 'til something caught my attention.
I still hold to the view that the Hungarian entry  'wars for nothing' was the standout song, as regards to lyrics, beautifully arranged and sung.
They thought to compose a real song,  not a  eurovision song.

A non European competing state wasn't too happy with their entry.........

General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: May 21, 2015, 02:15:00 PM »
I suppose McGuinness has someone to thank for not proceeding with his prosecution all those years ago........

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: May 21, 2015, 02:13:45 PM »
How's yer ma?

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Typical Nordie, always Sledging.

A drive by Sledging at that......

General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: May 21, 2015, 01:21:33 PM »
How's yer ma?

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: May 21, 2015, 12:56:57 PM »
He is due in Belfast today. No doubt Sinn Fein will once again roll out the red carpet for them and give them another good arse licking

General discussion / Re: Ashers cake controversy.
« on: May 19, 2015, 07:42:28 PM »

The peace process is now under threat after the court ruling

General discussion / Re: muppet's craption competition #143
« on: May 19, 2015, 06:55:52 PM »
If I had of known you were coming I would have got a cake baked for you

General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: May 19, 2015, 04:11:06 PM »
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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: May 19, 2015, 01:26:03 PM »
Paul Maskey protesting the visit that his leaders support.

The shinners sure know how to ride 2 horses at once

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: May 19, 2015, 11:10:17 AM »
If Oliver Cromwell was to return and pay a visit they would trip over themselves to meet him and tell us all how it good for the peace process. 

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Justice for the Forgotten and The Pat Finucane Centre welcome U2’s decision to highlight the plight of the bereaved families and survivors of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings as their world tour began in Vancouver, Canada last night (Thursday 14 May).

The band’s song “Raised by Wolves” which was released last year deals with the direct and personal impact of that day, nearly 41 years ago, when three no-warning car bombs exploded in Dublin and a fourth caused devastation in Monaghan, on 17 May 1974, killing 34 people including a full-term unborn baby – the greatest loss of life on a single day of the Northern Ireland conflict.

During the performance of the song, images of the event and photographs of the victims are shown on stage. By including Justice for the Forgotten in the official tour programme of the band’s ‘iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE’ world tour and by highlighting that no one has been brought to justice, U2 is joining the thousands of voices, including the entire Irish parliament, who have called for the release of classified documents on the bombing to an agreed judicial third party.

The families of those killed and those who survived the bomb explosions have welcomed U2’s principled decision.

Dubliner Pat Fay, whose father, Patrick, a civil servant aged 47, was killed in the Parnell Street explosion, said: -“One of the most popular bands in the world is lending its support to our call for truth. The ‘iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE’ world tour will last for up to two years. There will be a focus on the Dublin & Monaghan Bombings at every concert from New York and Turin to Berlin and Barcelona. This means that the world will finally hear about the huge injustice inflicted upon families who had already suffered devastating loss.”

Bernadette Joly, who was aged 23 when she sustained serious injuries to both arms from flying shrapnel in the Talbot Street bomb, said: -‘We greatly welcome U2’s decision to highlight our loss and our need for justice and truth. At last, we feel the world will listen to our plight and demand that London open up the files and set the truth free.

Sinn Fein lost FST on a number of issues. Of course the main reason was a successful Unionist pact that was helped to no end by the
leaflets distributed throughout the constituency attacking Tom Elliott, along with the one in North Belfast. I know of several people who were disgusted by it, and were put of. A friend summed it up best by saying why not have a leaflet showing us what they have done in the past 14 years, and stand on those merits.

Quite a few people in the Clonmore area didn't vote for SF either as just days before the election John O'Dowd launched an appeal against the court ruling that Clintyclay school should stay open and run as an integrated school. Michelle came out in support of this decision by O'Dowd, while all the local SF Councillors backed the court ruling. Plus, there are a lot of people in the Moy area not happy with the parties support for a shared school instead of a integrated school.

The child abuse cover ups, and the fact that Gerry Adams still stays in charge unchallenged after all the evidence produced showing how he covered up the abuse of his niece doesn't sit too well with many people. That was more of a factor than their support for limited abortion.

The ongoing expenses rip off by the party and the jobs for the boys mentality coupled with the big wages is another thing putting people off voting for them. Taking all the expenses going in Westminster, and not taking their seats is beginning to bite. Since they sit in Stormont and the Dail, there isn't much holding them back from taking their seats. Plus, Martin McGuinness is forever praising the Queen, and we will get another dose of his royal ass licking when Charlie arrives in a few days.

As for their opposition to the cuts, well that is all hot air and bluster. They have been enforcing cuts on behalf of the Tories for years now, and will do for the next term. They arn't going to risk losing millions if Stormont shuts down. The money is more important to them. So brace yourselves, the cuts are coming and they will spin a yarn that the faithful will buy and repeat. It's good for the Peace Process will likely be the main excuse once again.......

The next year or so will be a big test for the party. They are hell bent on getting into power in the 26, and they will do whatever it takes. We are secondary to that goal.

SF didn't get my vote in FST, and I for one do not feel guilty for seeing Tom Elliott take the seat. I voted on what candidates and their party stood for, and issues that are important to me. Everyone has the right to vote for whoever they choose, and they shouldn't have to feel guilty about that choice. We need to see an end to sectarian voting, not a rise in it.


GAA Discussion / Re: The craziest substitutions ever made....
« on: May 11, 2015, 07:22:43 PM »
Paul Donnelly Tyrone vs Derry 1995.
He came on at half time IIRC

He came on along with Adrian Cush, if my memory serves me correctly....

General discussion / Re: The Palestine thread
« on: May 04, 2015, 10:39:44 PM »
Testimonies provided by more than 60 Israeli soldiers who fought in last summer’s war in Gaza have raised serious questions over whether Israel’s tactics breached its obligations under international law to distinguish and protect civilians.

The claims – collected by the human rights group Breaking the Silence – are contained in dozens of interviews with Israeli combatants, as well as with soldiers who served in command centres and attack rooms, a quarter of them officers up to the rank of major.

They include allegations that Israeli ground troops were briefed to regard everything inside Gaza as a “threat” and they should “not spare ammo”, and that tanks fired randomly or for revenge on buildings without knowing whether they were legitimate military targets or contained civilians

Read the full report here

News articles on the report

General discussion / Re: The US policing crisis thread
« on: May 02, 2015, 10:23:10 AM »
No matter what crimes these people commit in the USA, or no matter how much drugs they sell, or whatever country they came from, they will never scratch the surface of crimes committed by the US Government, or the mass murderers dressed up as heroes returning from various invasions and wars in other countries.

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