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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: April 15, 2019, 12:03:11 PM »
https://www.spectator.co.uk/2019/04/irelands-strange-decision-to-become-a-french-colonial-outpost/

"Little Leo"??

Really? Forget about the fact that he's 6foot 4 or whatever, theres still that notion in the English mind that Ireland is an inferior country to their glorious Britannia.
The EU treats Ireland and the UK as equal members and equal partners, and the British just can't understand this.

That's it in a nutshell.  While the English have bemoaned the death of the empire and watched their stately homes crumble around them, the rest of the world has moved on.  This has been masked slightly by some North Sea oil and a boom in financial services in London... but the underlying trend is there.  Britain, after centuries of punching way above it's proverbial weight, is now fcuked.

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General discussion / Re: The Masters 2019
« on: April 15, 2019, 11:58:21 AM »
Brilliant from Woods, amazing comeback.  Just confirmed to me that he is the Greatest.  No harm to Muhammad Ali

+1

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: April 12, 2019, 04:58:28 PM »
f**king Brandel Chamblee is some p***k going around telling lads who have actually won majors the way they should run their life.

I know we all spout shit on Gaaboard but to put stuff like that out on worldwide TV is an embarrassment!

Missed that what did he say?

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/masters-2019-brandel-chamblee-questions-brooks-koepkas-toughness-leading-to-animated-golf-channel-scene

Sounds like a bit of an arse.

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: April 08, 2019, 03:47:27 PM »
Hard to beat Line of Duty. Great show.

Have you worked out who "H" is yet?

Too obvious who they're suggesting is it not!

It can't be Hastings can it??

It would have to be a hugely incompetent criminal overlord that uses the first letter of his (her?) surname as their call sign.

Great show.


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General discussion / Re: ATM Thefts
« on: April 08, 2019, 03:41:40 PM »
Just outta curiosity what sort of money would be kept in them machines, ie how often are they filled? will they soon start to run them tighter so less money in the machine and possibly making it less attractive to thieves?

There isn't that much in the ATM's that were robbed for precisely that reason.....they are/have always been marked 'risky' as opposed to the likes sitting on Royal Avenue in Belfast etc. That's why they've had to hit so many so quick....I wonder what political party might 'launch' in the coming months now with a bankroll  :-X

They are filled when the level gets to X amount, like Petrol pumps at shops will automatically trigger the refill.

Amount wise, that's entirely up to the owners of the ATM but I'd hazard a refil anything between 5-20k. Insurance involved etc means it pretty much is a victimless crime - bar the obvious structural and social effect - that is by no means me saying it is fine either. I'm assuming a shop would be insured for that sort of thing, but I would be guessing there.
FFS, It’s not a victimless crime though, we f**king pay for it, the insurance company will jack up premiums which will be passed onto us
The people who won’t lose out are the insurance company
And when we see shop owners taking ATMs out of the walls and into the shops it'll become a right pain in the arse.

It already is!!! 3 shop ATM's in our Town at the minute and they all charge 95p per transaction as of the last couple of weeks!!

Sure banks charge you for lodging cash. It takes man power to process then move it up and down the country.
It's not a victimless crime and we will all pay for it. Especially if it is difficult to access cash it hits the most vulnerable in our society. That's why I am pissed about it. That's why the police should be making arrests and whatever paramilitary organisation that is facilitating or taxing it should be under political pressure to stop it.
This directly effects rural communities and and it's time it was stopped.

I reckon you're about 2 posts (max) from the inevitable SF mention here.

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General discussion / Re: Bygones
« on: April 05, 2019, 12:37:39 PM »
Tudor Gammon and Pineapple crisps.

They were awesome.

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General discussion / Re: ATM Thefts
« on: April 04, 2019, 05:39:56 PM »
You are assuming that all machinery is new.  Most of the diggers operating round here are at least 10 years old.  And from looking at the photos, the one used in this robbery could have been twice that age.

Any of the hire machines we'd have been using would be around 15 year old at this point... if not older.

In that case, it'll be fitted with a system that an apprentice mechanic could bypass in a few minutes.

It's like the padlock on the gate... only there to keep an honest man out.

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General discussion / Re: The Official UFC Thread
« on: April 04, 2019, 10:00:22 AM »
I've heard many reports from staff in Dublin nightspots about the behaviour of McGregor and his entourage.  If his mental state is not good (I agree - it would seem not to be) I'd say it's got a lot to do with his intake of pharmaceuticals.

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General discussion / Re: ATM Thefts
« on: April 02, 2019, 08:39:09 AM »
Typically hire machines have a keycode immobiliser.

If you don't enter the right 4 digit code, she ain't startin.


Not saying there isn't means (that I don't know of) of working around it - but doing so would likely leave finger prints all over the place. It could also be made tamper proof with a "call the police" alarm if sensing tampering.

In this day and age, when you could incorporate a "mobile phone" into an alarm system for a few quid and when manufacturers can wirelessly stop tractors when they want to (i.e. farmers behind on finance) - there isn't much excuse for some £50k+ machinery being stolen.

You are assuming that all machinery is new.  Most of the diggers operating round here are at least 10 years old.  And from looking at the photos, the one used in this robbery could have been twice that age.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: March 27, 2019, 02:04:41 PM »
Leave campaign director Dominic Cummings puts the boot into ERG members;

Cummings condemns hardline Brexiters in the European Research Group as “delusional” and “useful idiots”. He says:
Those of you in the narcissist-delusional subset of the ERG who have spent the last three years scrambling for the 810 Today slot while spouting gibberish about trade and the law across SW1 — i.e exactly the contemptible behaviour that led to your enforced marginalisation during the referendum and your attempt to destroy Vote Leave — you are also in the pirate category. You were useful idiots for Remain during the campaign and with every piece of bullshit from Bill Cash et al you have helped only Remain for three years. Remember how you WELCOMED the backstop as a ‘triumph’ in December 2017 when it was obvious to everybody who knew what was going on — NOT the Cabinet obviously — that this effectively ended the ‘negotiations’? Remember how Bernard Jenkin wrote on ConHome that he didn’t have to ‘ruin his weekend’ reading the document to know it was another success for the natural party of government — bringing to mind very clearly how during the referendum so many of you guys were too busy shooting or skiing or chasing girls to do any actual work. You should be treated like a metastasising tumour and excised from the UK body politic.

Watching this bunch of snake oil salesmen turn on each other is an absolute pleasure.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: March 27, 2019, 07:58:14 AM »
DUP now saying they want a one year extension

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/03/26/brexit-latest-news-theresa-may-pressure-offer-mps-free-vote/

Or in other words they realise that they have been hung out to dry and are now veering towards a softer form of Brexit/no Brexit at all. For that is what a one year extension will entail but they are afraid to come out and say that they support Corbyn's version of it so that they can stay in government. If they don't support May's deal and the bulk of ERG sign up to it then the question is why the hell are they still propping up May's government. Which would make you wonder why they aligned themselves with ERG all along. There is still time for them to buckle though and support the deal if they can get a few last minute concessions.

What concessions are there though?  The deal is closed so there's nothing coming there. Their one 'out' here was to do what Mogg did and say they've accepted it as the alternative was no Brexit.  But they've shut that door on themselves now so I don't see where they go from here?

Although, in saying that, it's the DUP.  Saving face is not something that they care too much about.  There's every likelihood that they could just turn up tomorrow and say the opposite to what they've said today without so much as blinking.

They really are a shower of belligerent, sectarian b**tards.  It makes the nauseating sycophancy of the blueshirts at the weekend all the worse.

Yes of course the WA is closed, I meant concessions in the form of more money from the Tories.

Only yesterday Nigel Dodds stood up in the House of Commons and asked Theresa May directly what she needs another 2 weeks for that couldn't have been agreed up unitl now. Then we hear today that they are happy with a year's delay. They realise now that they are being isolated by ERG and are looking to reverse out of the entire process. The union trumps any form of Brexit with them and they realise that May's deal will weaken the union and are hedging their bets.

That's what I mean though.  Yes, Theresa can promise them some more brown envelopes, but they've nothing left to pin the subsequent u-turn on.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: March 26, 2019, 02:44:56 PM »
DUP now saying they want a one year extension

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/03/26/brexit-latest-news-theresa-may-pressure-offer-mps-free-vote/

Or in other words they realise that they have been hung out to dry and are now veering towards a softer form of Brexit/no Brexit at all. For that is what a one year extension will entail but they are afraid to come out and say that they support Corbyn's version of it so that they can stay in government. If they don't support May's deal and the bulk of ERG sign up to it then the question is why the hell are they still propping up May's government. Which would make you wonder why they aligned themselves with ERG all along. There is still time for them to buckle though and support the deal if they can get a few last minute concessions.

What concessions are there though?  The deal is closed so there's nothing coming there.  Their one 'out' here was to do what Mogg did and say they've accepted it as the alternative was no Brexit.  But they've shut that door on themselves now so I don't see where they go from here?

Although, in saying that, it's the DUP.  Saving face is not something that they care too much about.  There's every likelihood that they could just turn up tomorrow and say the opposite to what they've said today without so much as blinking.

They really are a shower of belligerent, sectarian b**tards.  It makes the nauseating sycophancy of the blueshirts at the weekend all the worse.


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General discussion / Re: The Official UFC Thread
« on: March 26, 2019, 02:33:50 PM »
Good riddance.

From (seemingly) humble beginnings, he turned into a parody of himself at the end and ended up showing the world that he was, in truth, a bit of a sc**bag.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: March 14, 2019, 09:15:16 AM »
Voting by proxy in Foyle up to 17 times UK level

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/voting-by-proxy-in-foyle-up-to-17-times-uk-level-35860053.html


Wonder why this is?

Because everyone knew the poll was going to be a close run thing so one party did their utmost to get every single vote possible.

The other party didn't and now whinges about losing.

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General discussion / Re: Most hated phrase.
« on: March 14, 2019, 09:10:15 AM »
Fixed that for you (followed by some supposedly funny remodelling of a GAA Board post)

17.4m people

The democratic will of the people



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