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General discussion / Re: Live Aid Wembley
« on: July 15, 2020, 07:16:25 PM »
Queen were c***ts. Apartheid-propping up soup takers, music for people who hate music.

Bono's performance during Bad changed Ireland. It was quite shocking to see an Irishman get up there in front of the world without the merest trace of self doubt, and demonstrate in plain terms that U2 were the greatest band in the world. It was a remarkable, life changing performance, simultaneously full to the brim with anger and joy. He nailed it in outrageous fashion.

The decade of change in Ireland that was to follow started at that moment.


You could say the exact same about u2. Music for the brown shoed shirt tuckers.

You can say what you want, but you'd be wrong. U2 came from punk and evolved through new wave into the most vital band in the world, branched into blues, folk, dance and club music, and then pushed back the boundaries of what was possible in a live setting with Zoo TV. They were raw, they were explicitly political, they were highly literate and clued in to world around them, they were loud as hell and for 13 years, which is damn sight more than the vast, vast majority of artists, they were undeniably f**king brilliant. And from the mid-1980s on and particularly from Live Aid on, they were a towering presence over not just Irish and world popular culture, but over Irish life and society in general.

Ireland was largely an insular, backward little country up to the mid 1980s where deference to power and establishment was everything. By the end of the 1980s, we were smashing it in popular culture and sporting terms in a way we never had before and even while emigration continued, there was an energy beginning to surge through the country that had never been there before. Irish people started to look defiantly outwards in their worldview rather than inwards and within a short time the deference to establishment power had gone, and all the dirty little secrets of the past were coming out in the wash. By 1995 Ireland was a much, much different place than it had been a decade earlier, more confident, more open, more dynamic, more willing to face up to its past. That decade was the biggest era of change in this country since 1913-23 and U2, like the success of the Irish football team that followed them, cannot be divorced from that.

Good enough summary there....

Some great albums- always tried to evolve.....

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: June 30, 2020, 07:51:35 PM »
See previous posts....

Is the problem individual rather than 'industry' wide?

Some people need to look at the schools their kids attend.....rather than beating up the teaching profession....

As a responsible parent I think I'll try and keep the teaching up during the summer (admittedly poor in comparison to their actual teachers and fairly testing at times)

Ah well.....

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: June 30, 2020, 07:36:42 PM »
Milltown cases are going up in America but deaths are going down. Would it not make sense for younger ones to get it now in the summer months. Little or no kids die from the virus. Imagine testing every kid that had influenza? Jesus we would be up to 3/4000 per day alone in kids for a few .
Anyone with symptoms are getting tested. Anyone with influenza symptoms in normal time told to stay in the house

This right here......a perfect example of what I have been referring too...

*Retorts Street Fighter is a clown....


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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: June 28, 2020, 12:23:12 PM »
Give over street fighter ya clown
That crap doesn’t wash with me
Trying to be the hero
Who is laughing at anyone?
65000 dead? 497442 dead you clown
RIP to them

Just accept the fact that for the majority of the time you've let yourself down on this thread with your idiotic rambling....

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: June 27, 2020, 11:01:15 PM »
😂😂😂😂

Sums up about 99% of your contribution to date....

65,000 + dead but sure you just use your wee smiley face...

Let's try and move forward....all for that....but you'll be remembered for nothing more than contradictory BS.....

RIP to all those who have passed away.....and condolences to their families....

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: June 17, 2020, 06:39:43 PM »
Using the virus in isolation you could throw out numbers left right and centre
Smoking accounts for 2000 deaths a week in the uk
Cancer 3000 a week
Every death is terrible but men firing  out numbers doesn’t add up
A really bad flu year had been no different than this year
2008
2010

What part of 65,000+ dead are you failing to understand- specific to CV19....not smoking.....not cancer....not flu?

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: June 16, 2020, 07:45:22 PM »
When we look back I think we'll all agree this has been the biggest overreaction to anything ever. It is the greatest load of shite. Completely overblown. This is the opinion of all right thinking people.

Did your survey include those families that lost loved ones?

I don't know anyone who lost a loved one and I don't have any friends or employees who lost a love one or even knew anyone who died from it.

I would need to doublecheck but I think 65,000 people or so have died....

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: June 16, 2020, 04:29:26 PM »
When we look back I think we'll all agree this has been the biggest overreaction to anything ever. It is the greatest load of shite. Completely overblown. This is the opinion of all right thinking people.

Did your survey include those families that lost loved ones?

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: June 06, 2020, 11:03:08 PM »
 
 
FREE online education resources
A non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus, compiled by home educators.
Feel free to share.
Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.
BBC Learning
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Futurelearn
https://www.futurelearn.com
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
Seneca
https://www.senecalearning.com
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
Openlearn
https://www.open.edu/openlearn/
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
Blockly
https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Scratch
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Creative computer programming
Ted Ed
https://ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Duolingo
https://www.duolingo.com
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Mystery Science
https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos
Crash Course
https://thecrashcourse.com
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
As above for a younger audience
Crest Awards
https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.
iDEA Awards
https://idea.org.uk
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
Tinkercad
https://www.tinkercad.com
All kinds of making.
Prodigy Maths
https://www.prodigygame.com
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Cbeebies Radio
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.
Nature Detectives
https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetect…/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
British Council
https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Geography Games
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Geography gaming!
Blue Peter Badges
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art
https://www.redtedart.com
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
https://theimaginationtree.com
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Toy Theater
https://toytheater.com/
Educational online games
DK Find Out
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes
Twinkl
https://www.twinkl.co.uk
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

And what? Are you trying to prove teachers are obsolete? What’s your point? Do teachers mark this stuff. Do they come into your house and teach it?

At this stage you grow a set of balls and educate your own kids in this strange time....

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: June 06, 2020, 10:59:56 PM »
Great posts. Great in fact!

I've sat back and watched it on here for a while too be fair....but it really started to bug me....

It's about taking a bit of responsibility FFS....instead of coming on here talking absolute manure...

My kids....my responsibility....end off

We actually find it hard keeping up with the tasks sent out by the teachers on a Sunday evening.....but I tell you what....heaven and earth...by the following Friday we have all the work done and uploaded....

You think in 10 years time I'll look back and blame the CV19 or teachers for the development of my kids? Will I fcuk….that's my job and I'll make sure one way or another they are not behind....

Aren't you the f**king hero? What about parents who can't, either because they're working or because they don't have the academic ability? Single parents? maybe working in a low paid full time job? Your bullshit idyllic scenario is frankly nauseating.

So teachers should bend over backwards and ignore all medical advice so that you in your very specific circumstances are accommodated?
In normal times this doesn't happen, why should it now? The fact is it's difficult for everyone no matter their circumstances. A teacher's job is like any job, they do what they are contracted to do and often much more.

You're not special. Stop acting like it should revolve around you.

What medical advice? The advice that shows that this is a disease that affects 70 year old nursing home residents? In NI there has been roughly 570 odd deaths I think and well over 50% of them are in care homes. I do need to check but I am fairly sure none of the teachers in my local school live in a care home.
Please and I genuinely mean this, can you explain what risk there is to children and teachers?

The medical advice that says we must social distance, wash our hands, not meet in large groups etc etc etc. It's well published advice, look it up.
If you look at excess deaths here, it's almost 1k deaths here.
The risk is not entirely to the kids and teachers, there's all the school staff from cleaners to kitchen staff, bus drivers and then all of their extended families. Getting the picture yet?
Take a primary school with 200, that's probably 140 different families. Which exposes probably 1k to extra risk. Then with staff, maybe another 100 people.
Then consider pickups and drop offs and how to keep kids apart.
Can you really not see it adds risk to more than just the children? And what if one children dies of covid? Was it still worth the risk? If it was your child would it still have been worth it? Or your child's friend?
If you don't understand that,vthen there is no point debating with you because you have a point of view which is not based on science but instead on your slant on the science which would be best for your circumstances.

Last week I saw 3 teachers at a birthday party. Social distancing = 0.
Our school has literally just taken the time off. I am not exaggerating, They've done nothing except 1 pack sent home.
Forgive me if I think that the teaching community is taking advantage.

Teachers are allowed a social life as much as anyone else, but yes they should have been social distancing.
I wouldn't be happy sending my kids into a class withe a teacher who doesn't follow guidelines which is another issue entirely.

If that is all your school has provided, that is not acceptable. 100% agree with you and I'd raise that with the principal and board of governors asap. Children are being failed there.
But that is not universally the case. I've got kids in primary and secondary and it certainly isn't my experience. My wife is a primary teacher and it's not what they do either. Generally the primarys are issuing work pack 4 weeks at a time and are engaging on class dojo. Commenting on work and marking and answering queries.
I have noticed older teachers are not as active online, but we have to remember most have no training on delivering teaching this way.
Secondary school uses Google classroom and kids are set work weekly with deadlines. Most teachers are very responsive to questions from kids and most mark work and provide feedback. Some teachers do more than others.
It's not perfectand not as good as the classroom but it's good given the circumstances.

Seriously I'd contact the school and make a formal complaint as it must be incredibly frustrating. But all schools and teachers shouldn't be tarred with the same brush.

I’ve raised it with principal last week and I’m awaiting a response.
I’ve also taken “personal responsibility” and employed a tutor. However I feel for those who cannot afford such an intervention.

Dont ever chat shit to me again you p***k..

And here was me feeling sorry for you...

I quote

"Aren't you the f**king hero? What about parents who can't, either because they're working or because they don't have the academic ability? Single parents? maybe working in a low paid full time job? Your bullshit idyllic scenario is frankly nauseating"


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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: June 06, 2020, 08:10:33 PM »
Whoa, whoa! It might have been a fcukin smashing pack.

Likely just colouring in I'd say....by numbers....the heartless bastards...

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: June 06, 2020, 07:32:19 PM »
Great posts. Great in fact!

I've sat back and watched it on here for a while too be fair....but it really started to bug me....

It's about taking a bit of responsibility FFS....instead of coming on here talking absolute manure...

My kids....my responsibility....end off

We actually find it hard keeping up with the tasks sent out by the teachers on a Sunday evening.....but I tell you what....heaven and earth...by the following Friday we have all the work done and uploaded....

You think in 10 years time I'll look back and blame the CV19 or teachers for the development of my kids? Will I fcuk….that's my job and I'll make sure one way or another they are not behind....

Aren't you the f**king hero? What about parents who can't, either because they're working or because they don't have the academic ability? Single parents? maybe working in a low paid full time job? Your bullshit idyllic scenario is frankly nauseating.

So teachers should bend over backwards and ignore all medical advice so that you in your very specific circumstances are accommodated?
In normal times this doesn't happen, why should it now? The fact is it's difficult for everyone no matter their circumstances. A teacher's job is like any job, they do what they are contracted to do and often much more.

You're not special. Stop acting like it should revolve around you.

What medical advice? The advice that shows that this is a disease that affects 70 year old nursing home residents? In NI there has been roughly 570 odd deaths I think and well over 50% of them are in care homes. I do need to check but I am fairly sure none of the teachers in my local school live in a care home.
Please and I genuinely mean this, can you explain what risk there is to children and teachers?

The medical advice that says we must social distance, wash our hands, not meet in large groups etc etc etc. It's well published advice, look it up.
If you look at excess deaths here, it's almost 1k deaths here.
The risk is not entirely to the kids and teachers, there's all the school staff from cleaners to kitchen staff, bus drivers and then all of their extended families. Getting the picture yet?
Take a primary school with 200, that's probably 140 different families. Which exposes probably 1k to extra risk. Then with staff, maybe another 100 people.
Then consider pickups and drop offs and how to keep kids apart.
Can you really not see it adds risk to more than just the children? And what if one children dies of covid? Was it still worth the risk? If it was your child would it still have been worth it? Or your child's friend?
If you don't understand that,vthen there is no point debating with you because you have a point of view which is not based on science but instead on your slant on the science which would be best for your circumstances.

Last week I saw 3 teachers at a birthday party. Social distancing = 0.
Our school has literally just taken the time off. I am not exaggerating, They've done nothing except 1 pack sent home.
Forgive me if I think that the teaching community is taking advantage.

This is disgraceful and you need to contact the Principal...

When this calms down you need to consider taking your kid out of that School...

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: June 06, 2020, 06:57:53 PM »
LOL. Well teachers should stay away from Gym classes, and shops and coffee takeaway places. All the gaffs that I have met teachers over this past few weeks. It's laughable, it really is.
A child's education is paramount. It is the very definition of key work.

The lives of children,teachers,childminders and extended families are more important than pleasing you.
Dry your eyes and just accept that most people put the health and wellbeing of all people above the urgency some people have to get their children educated.
The children will still get educated, there is only a pause for some really well known reasons.

But my wife's isn't? She must go to work, everyday, regardless? We're all in this together, remember?

What?
I don't know what you or your wife do or what your circumstances are.
But it's not up to anyone else to decide where you put your priorities, that's up to you. Pointing the finger of blame at teachers because it's difficult? Wise up.
In my experience most people do the best they can for their kids, I'm sure you try to too, but for me no matter what my kids come first. If I can't get childcare, I stay at home.

Please.....stop....talking this sense...

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: June 06, 2020, 06:41:36 PM »
Great posts. Great in fact!

I've sat back and watched it on here for a while too be fair....but it really started to bug me....

It's about taking a bit of responsibility FFS....instead of coming on here talking absolute manure...

My kids....my responsibility....end off

We actually find it hard keeping up with the tasks sent out by the teachers on a Sunday evening.....but I tell you what....heaven and earth...by the following Friday we have all the work done and uploaded....

You think in 10 years time I'll look back and blame the CV19 or teachers for the development of my kids? Will I fcuk….that's my job and I'll make sure one way or another they are not behind....

Aren't you the f**king hero? What about parents who can't, either because they're working or because they don't have the academic ability? Single parents? maybe working in a low paid full time job? Your bullshit idyllic scenario is frankly nauseating.

Like most of your posts too date....absolute fckin rubbish...

Take some responsibility instead of picking easy targets...


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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: June 06, 2020, 06:35:03 PM »
LOL. Well teachers should stay away from Gym classes, and shops and coffee takeaway places. All the gaffs that I have met teachers over this past few weeks. It's laughable, it really is.
A child's education is paramount. It is the very definition of key work.

The lives of children,teachers,childminders and extended families are more important than pleasing you.
Dry your eyes and just accept that most people put the health and wellbeing of all people above the urgency some people have to get their children educated.
The children will still get educated, there is only a pause for some really well known reasons.

TBRICK exactly....

Some people will decide to take responsibility....some will not....

I choose responsibility......

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