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General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: May 27, 2020, 09:56:21 AM »
Thanks Maddog.

I always wonder about the mindset of golfers who spend months perfecting their driver, only to use the competition winnings from that day when it all comes together, to fund a new driver.

Seems like this notion transcends sports.

£9k is some outlay on a hobby bike all the same.

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General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: May 27, 2020, 07:21:13 AM »
Somebody selling a £9k bike just appeared on my Facebook timeline.

Genuine question - who buys a £9k bike and what do they hope to achieve? Can it really improve times / endurance over a £1k bike, or is it just a rich boyís toy?

Can I assume that someoneís riding style/technique doesnít differ between a £1k and £9k bike - so if there is an improvement in times, it can be traced back to the bike?

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: May 22, 2020, 11:23:02 AM »
Dropping in a ďKaren from Facebook said so / didnít say soĒ has unseated adding ďFACTď to the end of statements, for people who think than theyíre smarter than they are.

FACT.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: May 21, 2020, 03:39:18 PM »
If football gets through this global crisis unscathed i.e. things like £100m transfers and £500k a week wages continue to be the norm, then it will be nothing short of a f**king travesty.

If ever a professional sport needed to implode and reset, itís football.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: May 20, 2020, 10:30:23 AM »
11+ plus, supervised it many a time, didn't really agree with it in principal, as its alot of pressure on children at a young age, but u don't dispose of sthing until the new procedure is up and running. Now children do multi exams and not even in their own school environment. That lies solely at Sinn Feins door as they forced through doing away with the test and didn't give a shit if a new process was in place or not.




No, it doesn't. SF made a recommendation after the Burns report. The test was removed by the Labour education secretary Jane Kennedy at the time because she felt the same way.

You're wasting your time redhand, I've provided the links to all the information and it's still the Shinners fault.

The thing is you're right in saying Kennedy did remove the 11+ and then subsequently Ruane tried to introduce profiling but was gerrymandered in her attempts at Stormont.

The amount of ignorance about how the 11+ was abolished is unbelievable, even amongst educated people. We were under direct rule when the 11+ was abolished but somehow its the shinners fault.

But weíve always been at war with Eurasia. Thatís what this reads like.

Sinn Fein may have been denied the opportunity to kick the winning point, but they put together the team, led the training, drove the bus, briefed the media and even put up all the bunting.

Now 20 years on, they want no part in that victory.


Rewrite history all you want lads.

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: May 18, 2020, 09:02:05 PM »
Any word on when the courses are opening?
Monday
In the south or up here in the UK?

There will be an announcement on Tuesday regarding the occupied six counties.
Any idea when golf might be opened up to non-members in NI?

Give it a few days for members to get their fill and then give the courses with a small membership a buzz.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: May 18, 2020, 07:21:19 PM »
This thread is now at 355 pages, and the earths population 7.8 billion. If the population continues to grow it will become unsustainable. There are two options to tackle this issue:

1) Take the Chinese Way, and only allow couples to have one child. This policy will of course need updated for Twinbook and Ballymun where coupling is just a seasonal thing.

2) Take the Chinese Virus, and let God's revenge do it's thing.

3) Find another planet, and build a big rocket to take us there.


I personally vote for (1).


Reclaim the seas Orior. Reclaim the seas.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: May 18, 2020, 10:58:35 AM »
And just like that, 3 posts in a row along the lines of ďwhy would Germans lie, why would Koreans lie? But them damned English, all they do is lieĒ.

Look youíre entitled to distrust the UK.

But your willingness to trust politicians from other countries is founded on racial stereotypes or confirmation bias. Not reality.


No. Read what I said.

Not what you want to think I said.


Are the Germans lying? Unlikely, there isn't much data that contradicts the official line.

Thatís what you said.

Iím not going to over explore this or presume I can read your inner mind.

But you must have confidence in the German data to make such a statement.

My point is that if you have confidence in the accuracy and integrity of other countrysí data then you are most likely suffering from confirmation bias or racial stereotyping, or maybe both.

Itís exceptionally easy to dismiss UK data and statements, as we can all read them in our native tongue, and we all have a list of English speaking sources we trust and distrust. We do not have such a filter on data from any other country, with the exception of the USA, given we share a language and so much popular culture with them.

Of course such a statement will upset you. But itís true.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: May 18, 2020, 09:31:11 AM »
No Iím saying thatís what youíre doing.

Isnít that obvious?


This one is about you mate, not me, not Ballyholland.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: May 18, 2020, 08:46:26 AM »
And just like that, 3 posts in a row along the lines of ďwhy would Germans lie, why would Koreans lie? But them damned English, all they do is lieĒ.

Look youíre entitled to distrust the UK.

But your willingness to trust politicians from other countries is founded on racial stereotypes or confirmation bias. Not reality.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: May 17, 2020, 11:36:49 PM »

Name the club then if you are already prepared to spread idle gossip on the matter
  If I had wanted to name the Clubs I would have done so 3 or 4 posts ago.Paid help justifying their outrageous weekly wages.

It's common knowledge that the clubs in question were caught training at Milltown and Derryleckagh.
I would find it extraordinary and very hard to believe that clubs had full training sessions at council venues during lockdown.

Thatís because it didnít happen.

One place youíre not going to train is on a field that is just far enough away from a public road to not be able to stop someone taking photos, but just close enough to a public road for any modern camera to identify faces.


Anyway other wobller the problem here isnít that the GAABoard is mighty, or important or even influential. But thereís someone in every club in our county has read this thread now, and has subsequently circulated the question around their own club. And people will stress and promote paranoia as a result.

So itís a Chinese whisper.

Maybe thatís what you wanted, to entertain yourself.

But itís shitty behaviour imho.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: May 17, 2020, 11:17:51 PM »
But just as a footnote, there does seem to be a desire to cling to figures from countries that are ďperforming wellĒ, as being more accurate.

Maybe they actually have knocked it out of the park.

As mentioned before, I reserve the right to be sceptical.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: May 17, 2020, 11:14:54 PM »
Throughout these unusual times, Iíve found it somewhere between puzzling and amazing, just how easily people can convince themselves that an accurate picture is available of whatís happening in countries thousands of miles away, while remaining completely sceptical about the information released in the UK (and to some extent, Ireland)

Erm, who has said that?


Are most not saying that the official numbers in some other places are farcical too?

Iím not going to go back through thousands of posts Radio, but a constant chime on this thread has been comparisons of Ireland/Uk with everywhere else.

I would think comparisons are mostly futile myself. Itís like comparing teams from the 70s with modern teams.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: May 17, 2020, 10:38:10 PM »
Throughout these unusual times, Iíve found it somewhere between puzzling and amazing, just how easily people can convince themselves that an accurate picture is available of whatís happening in countries thousands of miles away, while remaining completely sceptical about the information released in the UK (and to some extent, Ireland)

Boris and co may well actually be an abomination, but how they use/control/bend the truth is far, far from unique in the world of politics.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: May 17, 2020, 11:16:02 AM »
Personally Iíd appreciate if the poster(s) in question could advise on whether they have first hand, second hand or third hand knowledge of clubs breaking the law.
  Fourth or fifth hand :) :)What does it matter whether it was 1st,2nd or whatever? If true,it is a disgrace. Ps.I donít know if it is true.

It matters a lot. Itís the difference between a couple of players going for a 5k while in club colours, then bumping into another player, and 20 men meeting at a pre-specified location and going through drills or tactics together.

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