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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 13, 2018, 04:23:27 PM »
And the last time I checked the map Stormont was in Ireland not Britain.

Yes but itís a British government setup in Ireland. It recognises NI, a NI which is a part of the UK. Therefore, recognising partition. And since SF were actively involved in setting up The assembly at Stormont and running it, they too are recognising the British partition of Ireland.

Would taking their seats at Westminster be much worse than all that?

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https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/1113/1010564-sin-bin-only-for-black-card-under-rejigged-rules/

So letís say an influential player like Conor McManus or Michael Murphy gets sin binned. If Rory Beggan takes 5 minutes tying his lace or A Donegal player lies down for 5 minutes, do those wasted 5 minutes count as part of the 10 minutes for the sin binned players?

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 13, 2018, 01:34:20 PM »
If SF were in any way concerned about the impact of brexit, why didnít they take their seats in Westminster?

Issues regarding anti-Irish/catholic attacks and Irish language had to be brought up by the Scottish parliament and that Welsh party recently. SF are the only ones able to speak out about the DUP/Tory deal and itís impact on brexit, so why the f**k arenít they doing it?!
SF's voters do not want them to swear allegiance to the Queen or take seats in a British Parliament.

Is Stormont not a British parliament?

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 12, 2018, 10:56:52 PM »
Why are they raving about cityís 44 passes? Sure they went nowhere for 40 of them. Soccer pundits are easily pleased.

Sure any two central defenders could pass it to themselves 40 times then hoof it to a big fella who heads it in.

And United fans wonder why nobody likes them??

You know it was a brilliant goal why canít you just acknowledge it?

Itís not because itís city. The last ball in was good, good control and finish. Thatís it. The rest of the 40 odd passes were irrelevant.

Just like all those world class saves De Gea makes I guess

Whatís your point gawa?

De Geaís saves are relevant to him being one of the best and the 40 passes have relevance in relation to the 3rd goal.

If you say so.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 12, 2018, 08:42:22 PM »
If SF were in any way concerned about the impact of brexit, why didnít they take their seats in Westminster?

Issues regarding anti-Irish/catholic attacks and Irish language had to be brought up by the Scottish parliament and that Welsh party recently. SF are the only ones able to speak out about the DUP/Tory deal and itís impact on brexit, so why the f**k arenít they doing it?!

Thankfully they are not in Westminster.

Imagine them on the floor of Westminster criticising the Brexit process and trying to frustrate any decision making. The pro Brexit red top English papers like the Sun the Daily Mail and the Express would have a field day given their old connections with the IRA. It would only add to the little Englander mentality and harden attitudes even more over there. The best thing they can do is stay completely out of the process and watch it all unravel.

That's it in a nutshell. Be part of the process inside Westminster and become the bad guys, or stay out of it and watch the world burn.

Thereíll always be a little Englander mentality. Surely they could call the tories/DUP out on their antics, and if theyíre so concerned about lgbt or Irish language, then go and highlight them where they can affect it most. Make their voices heard.

SF want to break the link with England....not keep it going. Goes  against what they are about.

Northern Ireland and the Stormont assembly is British manufactured. It also recognises partition (and NI as part of the UK). Why do SF participate in that (well, did)?

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 12, 2018, 06:08:57 PM »
If SF were in any way concerned about the impact of brexit, why didnít they take their seats in Westminster?

Issues regarding anti-Irish/catholic attacks and Irish language had to be brought up by the Scottish parliament and that Welsh party recently. SF are the only ones able to speak out about the DUP/Tory deal and itís impact on brexit, so why the f**k arenít they doing it?!

Thankfully they are not in Westminster.

Imagine them on the floor of Westminster criticising the Brexit process and trying to frustrate any decision making. The pro Brexit red top English papers like the Sun the Daily Mail and the Express would have a field day given their old connections with the IRA. It would only add to the little Englander mentality and harden attitudes even more over there. The best thing they can do is stay completely out of the process and watch it all unravel.

That's it in a nutshell. Be part of the process inside Westminster and become the bad guys, or stay out of it and watch the world burn.

Thereíll always be a little Englander mentality. Surely they could call the tories/DUP out on their antics, and if theyíre so concerned about lgbt or Irish language, then go and highlight them where they can affect it most. Make their voices heard.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 12, 2018, 04:53:21 PM »
Did ye expect McNarry to say anything different? Just another example of political bullshit.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 12, 2018, 04:08:34 PM »
If SF were in any way concerned about the impact of brexit, why didnít they take their seats in Westminster?

Issues regarding anti-Irish/catholic attacks and Irish language had to be brought up by the Scottish parliament and that Welsh party recently. SF are the only ones able to speak out about the DUP/Tory deal and itís impact on brexit, so why the f**k arenít they doing it?!

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 12, 2018, 09:22:24 AM »
Why are they raving about cityís 44 passes? Sure they went nowhere for 40 of them. Soccer pundits are easily pleased.

Sure any two central defenders could pass it to themselves 40 times then hoof it to a big fella who heads it in.

And United fans wonder why nobody likes them??

You know it was a brilliant goal why canít you just acknowledge it?

Itís not because itís city. The last ball in was good, good control and finish. Thatís it. The rest of the 40 odd passes were irrelevant.

Just like all those world class saves De Gea makes I guess

Whatís your point gawa?

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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 12, 2018, 09:21:22 AM »
Many of those that served in the two world wars were conscripted and didn't have a choice. I know at 18 I might have been full of bravado....but truth be told I'd have shit myself in all probability if called up. Would all the Irish men on here answer the call....if Ireland went to war......or would they be claiming Britishness?

There was no conscription in Ireland. And considering Ireland, unlike the British, never had any desire to invade other countries, murder their people and exploit their resources, I'm trying to think of anyone who would want to go to war with Ireland.

You may have a few takers on that score. Especially with Ireland jumping into bed with Britain and others over recent ďterroristĒ activity.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 12, 2018, 12:46:20 AM »
Why are they raving about cityís 44 passes? Sure they went nowhere for 40 of them. Soccer pundits are easily pleased.

Sure any two central defenders could pass it to themselves 40 times then hoof it to a big fella who heads it in.

And United fans wonder why nobody likes them??

You know it was a brilliant goal why canít you just acknowledge it?

Itís not because itís city. The last ball in was good, good control and finish. Thatís it. The rest of the 40 odd passes were irrelevant.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 12, 2018, 12:17:06 AM »
Why are they raving about cityís 44 passes? Sure they went nowhere for 40 of them. Soccer pundits are easily pleased.

Sure any two central defenders could pass it to themselves 40 times then hoof it to a big fella who heads it in.

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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 11, 2018, 05:05:20 PM »
Jesus all hot and bothered over a paper flower. See BR was wearing his proudly today in Livingston.Like the Scots we Irish have a conflicting relationship with the British Army, many like me had relatives killed in the WW's. i don't wear a poppy, but have no issue with people wearing it for the right reasons. Unfortunately in NI it has been hijacked by one community to ram their superiority down our throats. But as in the US it is organisations like the BL and Vets associations that look after soldiers who are cut a drift by government on leaving the army.

I had relative in that army too that never came home but what are we remembering? These lads were duped into this army into this pointless fight. They are not heroes or villans,  they are victims. They fought for nothing when the army they joined turned it's guns on their country. I remember them as naieve fools who died for nothing. Certainly nothing to be glorifying

Yes I agree.

They donít put that spin on it though. No, these were brave men who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Load of bollocks. In reality, both wars were a utterly disgusting disregard for human life. An absolute waste.

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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 11, 2018, 03:09:25 PM »
WHAT THE POPPY MEANS

The poppy is

A symbol of Remembrance and hope
Worn by millions of people
Red because of the natural colour of field poppies
The poppy is NOT

A symbol of death or a sign of support for war
A reflection of politics or religion
Red to reflect the colour of blood
Wearing a poppy is a personal choice and reflects individual and personal memories. It is not compulsory but is greatly appreciated by those it helps Ė our beneficiaries: those currently serving in our Armed Forces, veterans, and their families and dependants.


From the British legion website on the Poppy
And it has evolved to something other than those words.
Even if our man on the street (Hardy) did not observe common wearing of the poppy, the poppy propaganda effect on the general population is more subtle and at the same time blatantly overt.
The wearing the poppy is visibly compulsory to tens of millions on television and personal choice is not respected,  perhaps personal choice not to wear is respected somewhat, after the non-wearer has been forced to come out and explain why they are so insensitive and  disrespectful to the sacrifice of soldiers.

Why is there no critique of the wars the British Army were and are involved in? no critique of the senseless slaughter of soldiers or of the (infinitely greater in magnitude) suffering  inflicted onto civilians.
That's not in the brief of the charity, they are non-political,  they say they don't have opinions on the mechanism of wars, the causes and effects of war.  they just support the soldiers. Nevertheless the poppy has become the overt symbol of the supporters of war/militarism/the imperialists and the jingoists.
And as if by deft, the soldiers are lauded as the heroes, and  it follows that criticism of the war is suppressed.
The citizen, tv presenter or football pundit, who may not support the war, is then actually supporting the war by the back door, by supporting the heroes.

Because the British empire/army are never in the wrong. Their actions here were disgusting beyond belief, but those involved are giving knighthoods and medals. Itís always those pesky natives that are the bad guys/nuts/terrorists.

Some of the British governmentís/armyís actions in the north are only coming out of the woodwork now. We are a first world country, we are not the likes of Afghanistan or Iraq. What have they done there that we will never hear about. The British people go on about our brave heroic lads, they do such a great job for us and our freedom. Really? Whatís heroic about invading another country and blowing the head off innocent civilians. Heroic my hole.

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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 10, 2018, 07:49:17 PM »
The British governments propaganda/media machine make it look like everyone in Britain is wearing a poppy, and anyone who doesnít isnít patriotic. The reality is far from that but that thinking filters down to the numpties who abuse the likes of McClean while not even wearing one themselves.

The poppy has become more controversial since the fa got teams to wear them on their shirts. It should have no place in the sporting arena. It is a divisive emblem and unfair to put players (from many nationalities) in a position to wear one.

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