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General discussion / Re: Working From Home
« on: January 14, 2021, 09:17:20 AM »
Working from home certainly requires a discipline that was not expected.

I've heard of a few working from who dress as if going to the office and actually get in the car and drive around for a few minutes before returning home and are thereby better prepared mentally for the day's work!!!  I haven't found that necessary yet, but sometimes it is hard to get into the "work" frame of mind immediately after leaving the kitchen. 

All in all though, I'd take home over office, but there are pitfalls...including spending too much time on work projects in a day.

Twats. I can picture the LinkedIn posts now.

Working from home requires discipline and routine is important, but sort of shite is absolute nonsense.

This is certainly taking it to another level. However I would agree with the 'dressing for work' part. It definitely affects your approach to the day.

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General discussion / Re: The Fine Gael thread
« on: November 12, 2020, 05:22:39 PM »
Anyone that doesn't care about Columba McVeigh or what was done to him is a person devoid of humanity or decency.
Or a brainwashed Provo.

Again, back to my point that for some reason you have such compassion and sympathy for said victim, yet the disappeared in Cork seem to make you...well, a person devoid or humanity or decency.

They were different times back then though. And you can't remember it. So no harm done.

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General discussion / Re: The Fine Gael thread
« on: November 12, 2020, 09:15:32 AM »
Connolly House has the bots on overtime😃

So several people call you out on your hypocrisy, you avoid questions being put to you and your response is 'bots'. Cool.

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General discussion / Re: The Fine Gael thread
« on: November 11, 2020, 06:32:22 PM »
Some of us have to work for a living and out in the fkn rain too.
No.
Yes. Can't speak for Ms Humphreys.

You care about Columba McVeigh but not those disappeared by TD Martin Corry? Why is that?

In no way playing the man. If you're showing yourself up to be an ignorant clown please don't put that on me. It's your own doing.

You don't actually have coherent argument, just slinging mud. It seems from others' comments though that that's to be expected.

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General discussion / Re: The Fine Gael thread
« on: November 11, 2020, 04:08:53 PM »
Dear Throughthelaces
Cumann na nGaedheal (as spelt at the time) broke away from SF to set up the new State. They joined others to form FG in the 1930s.
FF broke away from SF 1926 or 27 so they could take their seats in the Free State Dáil.
The Provos always claimed they were the true continuation of the 1919 to 21 men and their Army Council was the only legitimate successor to the 2nd Dáil.
As for deflection.... funny how the article about Varadkar appeared something like 2 years after the event......
Around the same time as SF were having a bit of Internal bother 😃
Total coincidence of course....

You still (and still unsurprisingly) seem confused. The link I posted relates to your original sanctimonious post.

It's good to see the type of persn you are though.

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General discussion / Re: The Fine Gael thread
« on: November 11, 2020, 01:42:26 PM »
Did ye Shinners really think that the Government TDs and others would support this motion and bring down the Government?
92 -65 was the vote.
Heather Humphreys or the other 91 may be pathetic but they never abducted a young lad who wouldn't lick some warlord's boots, never took him off to some secret location, never put a bullet in his head, never buried him in unconsecrated ground without access to priest, never left his family for 45 years not finding their loved ones remains.
They never murdered Messrs Oliver, Stack or Quinn.

Your version of our history is seriously distorted.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-20225871.html
The Provos claimed continuity from those fighters in 1920/21.
FG and FF broke away from the IRA and SF of those days. ;)

Really? You might actually want to click into that link. It seems you're confused, unsurprisingly.

It's nice of you to confirm what we all know anyway, that it was ok then because 'it was a different time'. Hypocritical, sanctimonious drivel.

Rather than actually call out all wrongdoing you'd rather do petty point-scoring. Pretty pathetic to be honest. But you know that anyway.

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General discussion / Re: The Fine Gael thread
« on: November 11, 2020, 12:11:25 PM »
Did ye Shinners really think that the Government TDs and others would support this motion and bring down the Government?
92 -65 was the vote.
Heather Humphreys or the other 91 may be pathetic but they never abducted a young lad who wouldn't lick some warlord's boots, never took him off to some secret location, never put a bullet in his head, never buried him in unconsecrated ground without access to priest, never left his family for 45 years not finding their loved ones remains.
They never murdered Messrs Oliver, Stack or Quinn.

Your version of our history is seriously distorted.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-20225871.html
The "them wans did it too" defence.

Franko if every leading politician had to resign for every mistake/wrongdoing/error if judgement we'd have none left.
Of course FF/FG would demand Marylou's resignation if the roles were reversed.
That's why real people don't pass much heed of the oul playing the game stuff in the Dâil.

It's not a defence. I'm calling you out because you literally said they never did it. As someone already said, if you're going to throw stones, throw them at everybody.

Let me guess, you're not as concerned about what happened then because 'they were different times'?

The holier than thou attitude is getting tiresome.

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General discussion / Re: The Fine Gael thread
« on: November 11, 2020, 11:19:46 AM »
Did ye Shinners really think that the Government TDs and others would support this motion and bring down the Government?
92 -65 was the vote.
Heather Humphreys or the other 91 may be pathetic but they never abducted a young lad who wouldn't lick some warlord's boots, never took him off to some secret location, never put a bullet in his head, never buried him in unconsecrated ground without access to priest, never left his family for 45 years not finding their loved ones remains.
They never murdered Messrs Oliver, Stack or Quinn.

Your version of our history is seriously distorted.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-20225871.html

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: August 14, 2020, 03:17:21 PM »
Anybody that disagrees with unionist / loyalist / FF / FG ramblings is normally called a "Shinnerbot". Its an embarrassing term, and ridiculously overused. But when all else fails, and you dont have a coherent argument, throw the word out there. It seems to negate everything else.
Thank you for your explanation.

On balance I think I prefer those of Rossfan, thewobbler, Five Points and Hardstation.

That article in itself in also highly embarrassing.
Embarrassing for whom?

The author?

Or its targets?

Why did I have a feeling you would prefer their explanations?  ;D

I suppose my point is, that it is very hard to defend anything SF related, even when in the right, or even just in an opinionated way in a debate, without 'Shinnerbot' being thrown out. Its the easy go-to, with many jumping on the bandwagon.

Maybe I'm just more annoyed with these stupid modern terms that are thrown about everywhere nowadays, 'bot', 'troll' and all the rest.

You cannot challenge or disagree these days without being labelled as such. Healthy debate can easily descend into being summed up as 'Shinnerbot'. Argument over.

There is also the possibility that I'm just debating with idiots I suppose.

I think it's society these days. See brexiteers, anti vaxxers, libtards etc etc. It's not specific to those "causes" but shinner bot is akin to them. Rather than having a reasoned debate it will just be thrown in to kill an argument. I notice it's coming in to scottish nationalism a bit too.

I think that's exactly it. And granted I am older and grumpier than ever, but it's a very frustrating trend. As you said it kills an argument. Anything said thereafter in defence of SF in any way is 'proving their point'. Lose-lose situation really when the term is thrown out there.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: August 14, 2020, 02:53:31 PM »
Anybody that disagrees with unionist / loyalist / FF / FG ramblings is normally called a "Shinnerbot". Its an embarrassing term, and ridiculously overused. But when all else fails, and you dont have a coherent argument, throw the word out there. It seems to negate everything else.
Thank you for your explanation.

On balance I think I prefer those of Rossfan, thewobbler, Five Points and Hardstation.

That article in itself in also highly embarrassing.
Embarrassing for whom?

The author?

Or its targets?

Why did I have a feeling you would prefer their explanations?  ;D

I suppose my point is, that it is very hard to defend anything SF related, even when in the right, or even just in an opinionated way in a debate, without 'Shinnerbot' being thrown out. Its the easy go-to, with many jumping on the bandwagon.

Maybe I'm just more annoyed with these stupid modern terms that are thrown about everywhere nowadays, 'bot', 'troll' and all the rest.

You cannot challenge or disagree these days without being labelled as such. Healthy debate can easily descend into being summed up as 'Shinnerbot'. Argument over.

There is also the possibility that I'm just debating with idiots I suppose.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: August 14, 2020, 08:43:54 AM »
Anybody that disagrees with unionist / loyalist / FF / FG ramblings is normally called a "Shinnerbot". Its an embarrassing term, and ridiculously overused. But when all else fails, and you dont have a coherent argument, throw the word out there. It seems to negate everything else.

That article in itself in also highly embarrassing.

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General discussion / Re: building a house
« on: August 10, 2020, 02:29:15 PM »
Hi folks, couple of questions. Currently looking at either buying or building in the not too distant future (26 counties)

1) Which would people recommend we do in the own experience? Obviously a personal choice but building my own home was never an absolute must-do for me, so easy going on that.
2) Can't seem to find much info online, does anyone know current approximate rates psm/psf to build? (We have a site)
3) Currently own a small property in the north. Would this help or hinder me here?

Any other basic do's and dont's would be welcome. Fairly green on it!

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: March 04, 2018, 11:37:41 PM »
Sorry for your loss Hardstation.

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General discussion / Re: Depression
« on: March 02, 2018, 12:45:27 PM »
+1

Thanks for that, every piece I read helps too. Can relate to a lot of it.

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General discussion / Re: Depression
« on: March 01, 2018, 10:59:15 PM »
Been part of the board now about 12/13 years. Have had a couple of different usernames, but very rarely post anymore. Always keep an eye on it and particularly this thread.

Not actually sure why I'm posting but sharing seems to help, and I suppose it's good to know if others have felt this way and how and if it has improved.

For about the last 4 years I could not honestly say I was happy. I've had the craic and not been down but just never happy. It's as if I'm just waiting for everything in life just to click into place all at once. And I know life's not like that. There are and will be challenges every single day and week, that's how it is.

But for the last 12 months or so I've been increasingly worse. I have my own small business which should run smoothly, but I do my best to hamper that. Any stress or problems from work have 100% been from my own actions. I would stay off drink, or maybe have a couple here and there, but every 6 weeks or so I'll take out and go on it for 3 or 4 days. Leading to missing work, making excuses to clients and putting myself under serious pressure.

Lately I've been having suicidal thoughts, though I know deep down it's not something I would ever do, even for the simple fact that I could not bear to do that to my family. This will sound like a complete contradiction but I know I have a good life. I have my own business, I'm relatively young and I live in a great place. Yet even though I've just written that I can't convince myself of it. I've lay in bed for days with anxiety. Afraid to leave the house. Knowing that getting a days work over me would put me back on track but just being unable to do it. The smallest of jobs or tasks can make me extremely anxious.

After confiding in a couple of close friends who both gave me the same advice I finally went to see my doctor. He was fantastic with the whole thing. I am on low dosage medication at the moment (only a few days in) and he is putting a plan in place for me. I got the same advice almost a year ago and agreed with it, but once I started to feel 'normal' again I just convinced myself I was overreacting and feeling sorry for myself. But if it's a continuing cycle (which it is) thens it's not normal, and it needs dealt with in the proper manner.

I'm a logical person and that's what scares me the most about this. None of it is rational or logical, which really frustrates me. Sometimes it does just feel like I'm feeling sorry for myself. The best metaphor I could think of is that I'm looking at €100 on a table wishing it was €1m, whereas I need to be looking at what that €100 could buy. I'm hoping over the next few weeks and months with the plan that I'll be happy and satisfied with my €100.

I'm not even sure why I've posted this but it's good to get words down and get any advice possible, particularly seeing how many people here actually have first hand experience.

Any help and advice is greatly appreciated and apologies if this seems like attention seeking or anybody feels they have to reply. Just another individual story I suppose.

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