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There are a number of issues surrounding policing that the nationalist community need to address and it isn't good enough for SF reps to snipe from the side. The only way we will get Catholic recruitment in the police up to the requisite level is if as a community we fully embrace policing. That means accepting that there are people within it's ranks who's agenda, politics and outlook are at odds with ours, that means accepting that the RUC means something to the unionists and by extension some police officers. It means like Gerry and Martin with the 'RA change can only come within. It would be unthinkable if a Garda from Buncranna was forced to live in St Johnston and sneak home to visit family, so why is it acceptable for a police officer from Derry to have to move away and keep his occupation secret? Yes the hierarchy within the PSNI and the Federation need to become more inclusive but step by step. SF need to give leadership.

Don't think Martin and Gerry and the 'Ra are the problem, moreso the dissidents prevalent in certain areas still.
Martin McGuinness in particular could not have been clearer on this around the time of the murder of Ronan Kerr IIRC.

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General discussion / Re: Islamic Jihadists ISIS
« on: Today at 11:19:47 AM »
This decision really is astounding colonial arrogance from the Brits.

"Hey, Bangladesh - we're stripping this brown girl of her British citizenship, and we expect you, our former colony, to give her citizenship, so that she can be your problem and not ours. We don't care that she has never even been to Bangladesh. Know your place, piccaninnies, and do what your rightful master Britain tells you."

This is actually what is happening.

I love how you go straight to race as the reason Eamonnca1/Sid

She is ok with beheading people who she now wants to live amongst.

But she's changed now, right?

She's a nut job, don't think there's much argument there.

The argument is how the Brits want to wash their hands off her when she's a British citizen, born and reared.

Also,
  there's rough estimates going round already that over 400 ISIS fighters have already made their way back into the UK so this 19 year old girl really is the least of their worries.

And,
   The Manchester Bomber had been in Libya fighting against Colonel Gaddafi before being allowed to return to the UK with not a question asked. He was doing a good job out there getting rid of Gaddafi so no one gave a f**k.



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Hurling Discussion / Re: Limerick Hurling - A millionaires playground.
« on: February 21, 2019, 01:14:00 PM »
Limerick got over the line. They’ve always had a decent hurling team with great tradition but always in the shadows of the Cats Tipp and Cork. McManus is a huge sponsor within the county and his club. South Liberties, as JP’s horses run in his clubs colours. They are years behind what Dublin gets as seen from their current success and both coded playing Div1 and competing!

The money won’t make Limerick better hurlers, you need more than being a gym bunny to win All Ireland’s, lifting weights won’t make you a better hurling, it’s about the skills

No but the money certainly helps the coaching setups and top quality academies. Limerick's development in hurling has been flagged up for a good few years, with a fair few bob going to lads like Anthony Daly to help out.

Is Daly still with the Limerick development squads?

I thought he left a few years back.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: February 21, 2019, 09:28:47 AM »
You have be a serious spoon nowadays to be Asst Chief Constable or Asst Commissioner. They do Masters degrees in Policing, often in America, you’ve been a rising star for years.

These Masters degrees in Policing evidently don't prevent ineptitude to be the norm under your watch.


Does anyone seriously believe that the PSNI "mislaid" these documents relation to the massacre at Sean Grahams bookmakers more than once yet were somehow found when preparing for a civil proceedings.
The one bad apple in the barrell mantra churned out about collusion should be well and truly put to bed, it was/is systematic in the PSNI.

Mary Lou was right to voice her misgivings about the currently batch lining up within the PSNI for the top job.

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General discussion / Re: Islamic Jihadists ISIS
« on: February 18, 2019, 04:40:56 PM »
Did she actually join ISIS?

What does joining ISIS look like? An application form? Yearly subscription? Changing your twitter bio to ISIS Member? Do you think they get a membership card?

Well they’re a proscribed organisation. Being a member is punishable with a jail term and/or a fine. But to answer your questions I have no idea. Someone would need to make a finding on it tho

Has she not basically said she went off and joined ISIS?

Yes.
I see her two mates are presumed dead. The lord work in mysterious ways.

Depends who killed them.

US backed Kurds = good
Russian backed Syrian army = bad, act of terrorism, innocent civilian.

Not sure our Lord Jesus Christ flies drones.



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General discussion / Re: This Person Does Not Exist
« on: February 18, 2019, 02:54:36 PM »
Jesus that's disturbing.

Two issues,

I presume these are CGi's, yes, no?

What is the point?

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Westmeath have only won 1 Leinster title in their history.
Laois have won 6 and Kildare have won 23. Kildare won in 1998 and 2000, but you have to back to the 50s for their next one. Big bad dubs weren't dominating for 50 years.

In terms of stadiums the dubs are actually a good example for county boards. Uild smaller ground that wil be full for games rather than huge stadiums that are totally unnecessary. Munster alone has 40k seater stadiums in Limerick, Thurles and now Cork. That's madness. If they're lucky they'll be full once maybe twice a year.

I'd like to see dubs build  20k ground in association with the IRFU so they could groundshare with Leinster and for once the taxpayers in this country could get value for money for large  state investment in a capital sports project. Unfortunately the dinosaurs who are in charge of GAA and attend congress will never agree to this. You only look at the outrage over "getting bullied" into allowing a charity soccer match in PuC this year (only time it was full) and the hassle trying to allow soccer/rugby in croke park on a temporary basis.
Some good points there . Back around the time the Gah allowed rugby and soccer interests to use Croke Park, there were some serious discussions between the Croke and Aviva heads to discuss sharing stadia. It seems the Landsdowne Road folks were looking for Croker for Six Nations and other games where there was likely to be a crowd in excess of what Aviva was going to hold. The GAA would then use the Aviva where a crowd less than 50% of Croke Park's capacity was anticipated.
I was surprised to learn that Croke Park was losing money any time it  opened and there was less than 30,000 in attendance. Obviously negotiations broke down somewhere along the line as nothing more has been heard about this since then. There wasn't a lot of publicity about the plan either but it was carried briefly in a few newspapers.

Aviva pitch is probably only big enough for an U14 hurling game.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: February 18, 2019, 11:46:05 AM »
Don Lemon can walk back some of his comments about who the most dangerous people in America are





Thoughts and prayers!

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: February 18, 2019, 11:43:41 AM »
Jeez I dunno about the holding back lads.

Can you really do that in professional sport??

I'd say you can but it's a big risk!! Dublin are doing it at the minute.

Bit of a difference in the National League and 6 nations  ;D

It's not really though the team has already won a few championships and Grand Slams so while most years it is important this time it isn't really. Semi Final is the making or breaking of this team!!

Their intent is to win every game but I think we will see a modified game plan for the World Cup, JS is not revealing his hand. Whereas Eddie Jones had to go for it or he would have been out of a job. I actually think Wales as well are not revealing their full hand.

Still the 6 nations is compelling as always.

As an aside I think Ireland need Joey Carberry to continue his growth and usurp Sexton for Ireland to have a real chance.


Interesting Dinny. I've suspected this for a while myself but when I've suggested it to others who know more about rugby than I do I've been laughed out of it. I think Sexton's performances have dipped for a while now.

Time waits for no man, Sexton good player, good control but plays on the line and pays the price with his body. We are guilty in this country of keeping our sporting hero's around past their sell by date. Carberry plays on the line too as do all Leinster schooled 10s but his range of passing is superior and his eye for a gap much better, he if can get more control and better defensively while improving his out of hand kicking he will offer more than Sexton.

People are afraid of change, why was Carberry sent to Munster by JS. Part of a bigger picture, bigger plan. If Sexton is our only option in the WC we won't make it past the quarters.

Sexton faced similar issues when up against O'Gara.

O'Gara was the safe pair of hands who controlled the game with his kicking but lacked that bit of vision with the ball in his hands. He'd been there and worn the teeshirt though and the bright, young thing in Sexton had to wait his time to win the No. 10 jersey.

Post WC, I can see Carbery as first choice.

Ahead of Jackson?  :-X

Who?  8)

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Hurling Discussion / Re: NHL 2019
« on: February 18, 2019, 10:48:40 AM »
The last four minutes of the Tipp Wexford game the ref lost his whistle!!

Refs at this level are damned if they do and damned if they don't.

The dragging using the spare arm around the body of an opponent should be a free all day long, but we've allowed it to be part and parcel of the game for so long now that for the referees to start blowing for it (they all need to be consistent) would bring them under fire for the manly game brigade and the let it flow brigade.
Take the hit and gurning in Feb/March and once they realise that its going to be punished then we'd see it removed from the game come summer time and we'd have an even better spectacle IMO.

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: February 15, 2019, 03:50:09 PM »
Jeez I dunno about the holding back lads.

Can you really do that in professional sport??

I'd say you can but it's a big risk!! Dublin are doing it at the minute.

Bit of a difference in the National League and 6 nations  ;D

It's not really though the team has already won a few championships and Grand Slams so while most years it is important this time it isn't really. Semi Final is the making or breaking of this team!!

Their intent is to win every game but I think we will see a modified game plan for the World Cup, JS is not revealing his hand. Whereas Eddie Jones had to go for it or he would have been out of a job. I actually think Wales as well are not revealing their full hand.

Still the 6 nations is compelling as always.

As an aside I think Ireland need Joey Carberry to continue his growth and usurp Sexton for Ireland to have a real chance.


Interesting Dinny. I've suspected this for a while myself but when I've suggested it to others who know more about rugby than I do I've been laughed out of it. I think Sexton's performances have dipped for a while now.

Time waits for no man, Sexton good player, good control but plays on the line and pays the price with his body. We are guilty in this country of keeping our sporting hero's around past their sell by date. Carberry plays on the line too as do all Leinster schooled 10s but his range of passing is superior and his eye for a gap much better, he if can get more control and better defensively while improving his out of hand kicking he will offer more than Sexton.

People are afraid of change, why was Carberry sent to Munster by JS. Part of a bigger picture, bigger plan. If Sexton is our only option in the WC we won't make it past the quarters.

Sexton faced similar issues when up against O'Gara.

O'Gara was the safe pair of hands who controlled the game with his kicking but lacked that bit of vision with the ball in his hands. He'd been there and worn the teeshirt though and the bright, young thing in Sexton had to wait his time to win the No. 10 jersey.

Post WC, I can see Carbery as first choice.

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General discussion / Re: The promotion of families in Europe
« on: February 15, 2019, 11:16:11 AM »
doubt you'll see it from the Rep party in USA either

You’ll not see it anywhere. Vaccines, abortion, one/child policy are the order of the day.

Some cynics believe that the promotion of abortion for women in western civiliations is linked to the reluctance of multi-nationals to spend money on maternity leave and related benefits. The less kids the more chance they will stay at work.

Governments don't care about the family structure anymore, as long as they get their cut. Very few media outlets ever talk about it.

A testosterone driven alpha male like yourself there Dolph must have some size of brood ready to keep topping up the pension pots for half of the US, no?

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General discussion / Re: Islamic Jihadists ISIS
« on: February 15, 2019, 11:09:19 AM »
Definition of "joined a terrorist organisation"
No I don't think she filled out a membership form and paid a subscription as some seem to think. But she travelled to Syria willingly to become a jihad bride. That's joining in my book.
She's a dangerous person who should be treated as such. People who follow ISIS are responsible for some of the worst terrorist acts the western world has seen since the IRA.

I'd say there's some drone operators who could give ISIS a run for their money in that regard.

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General discussion / Re: Islamic Jihadists ISIS
« on: February 15, 2019, 11:00:23 AM »
Is Britain at war with ISIS?
If there is a declarted war and a citizen/subject to the other side I would assume there are some laws regarding treason.

If there is no declared war she is just a girl who headed off to a dangerous part of the world.


When you can't sell enough arms into that region then war in that region is good business. The Saudis were backing ISIS to the balls and the Brits, French and Yanks are shovelling armaments into the Saudis like nobody business.

A few bombings and killings in Manchester, Paris, London is just collateral damage in the big game.

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Pulled some of it from here, including the hurling argument. He's still a arsehole.

Cork GAA and big Frank missed a trick.

If its all about bums on seats then I'd say Cork hurling support is second only to the Dubs footballers and considering the distances they travel for AI semi-finals and so forth the GAA should be throwing money into Cork hurling development using the same logic as applied here by Ryan.


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