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General discussion / Re: Top notch
« on: Today at 09:25:27 PM »
Finally, an admission that Armagh is not part of the black north...
5 Sam's I have been waiting on that for 15 years

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: Today at 01:36:29 PM »
Republicans believe that if you create favorable conditions by lowering corp tax, companies will be incentivized to locate / remain in the US, thus creating jobs, and taking a burden off the benefits programs ,

Believing does not make it so.

Mathematics and evidence on the other hand would point to the fact that (ceteris paribus) lowering of corporate tax rates does one thing and one thing only. Lowers corporate tax revenue.

Jamie may well be the only one with a bit of common sense treating this like the amateur game it is

General discussion / Re: America`s Gun Culture
« on: November 29, 2016, 05:54:13 PM »
I don't think they *know* either. But they sure as shit have an opinion. And those votes count.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 29, 2016, 05:52:11 PM »
I see prime Minister May and her team got put back in their box today:

Letter to the UK parliamentarians on the status of EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens living and working in Europe

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Dear Mr Tomlinson,
Dear UK Parliamentarians,

I read your letter with great interest. Your concern for the status of EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens living and working in Europe bodes well for the future negotiations, especially since we have assumed that one of the main reasons for the vote for Brexit was the rejection of the free movement of people and all the rights it entails, as defined by the European treaties.

In your letter you state that the European Commission, and in particular Mr Barnier, are attempting to prevent negotiations, thereby creating 'anxiety and uncertainty for the UK and EU citizens living in one another's territories.' It is a very interesting argument, the only problem being that it has nothing to do with reality. Would you not agree that the only source of anxiety and uncertainty is rather the decision on Brexit? And that the only way to dispel the fears and doubts of all the citizens concerned is the quickest possible start of the negotiations based on Art. 50 of the Treaty?

Immediately after the referendum I declared, on behalf of the 27 EU Member States and the European institutions, that we were ready to launch the negotiation process as early as the following day. I still stand by that declaration.

In your letter you called on me 'to resolve this matter once and for all' at the European Council in December. This would in effect mean the start of the negotiations already in December. The EU stands ready to do so, but that can only happen on the condition that Art. 50 has been triggered. Let me reiterate, however, that the decision about triggering Art. 50 belongs only to the UK, which we fully respect.

Just like you, I would like to avoid a situation where citizens become 'bargaining chips' in the negotiation process. In order for this not to happen, we will need precise and comprehensive solutions, which, other than nice-sounding expressions, will provide citizens with genuine guarantees of security.

Finally, I want to reassure you that today, and for as long as the UK remains a member of the EU, the Treaties guarantee the rights of all EU citizens, including UK citizens, as regards their residence, work, social security and health. People are not only protected by the substantive EU law against discrimination, but also by the European Court of Justice if their rights are not respected. This obviously concerns not only those citizens who currently live in other Member States, but also those who decide to do so in the future.

The I'm ready thing might have done it

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: November 28, 2016, 03:43:52 PM »
Advice for Liverpool strikers:

Leave Liverpool

Benteke 5 goals in 11
Balotelli 6 in 6
Aspas 9 in 9

If Sturrridge leaves in January expect 20 in 10

* Spell check sucks

General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: November 28, 2016, 01:40:18 PM »
Will be good to see Tiger back playing this week.

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: November 28, 2016, 03:46:06 AM »

Sorry Hegan, I loathe with all my heart the party you support, I have no gra for illegal aliens and it is my fervent wish Trump takes this personally and goes after Clinton, she really, really needs to have a long sit behind cold steel!

not a democrat, as I do live here, I quite simply i was hopeful that the best viable candidate for the job would win. The guy who looks like he won the electoral college is so far out of his depth, and unfit for the role as to be scary. The judgement and discipline required to run any country well, let alone the USA, is so far beyond the capability of that mentally ill dimwit that he is already spectacularly publicly demeaning the office, and by extension, the country.

By no means was Clinton an ideal candidate, nor would she have implemented change in any meaningful way for the country, but sometimes the best thing for a badly injured patient is stability. Treatment can begin when the patient/ country is ready. You think this country is ready for change right now?

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: November 27, 2016, 05:48:46 PM »
In related the Ice maiden Clinton has decided to hide behind the skirts of the leader of the green party and has endorsed a recount in wisconsin were she lost to Trump by over 27,000 votes, this rancid bitch does not care that if she is successful in winning these three states through whatever means there will be civil strife o the streets not seen since the civil war.

She conceded on election night, the white house said it was the will of the people and in fairness they are still saying all the right things but one thing strikes me, this place is just like CNN, big news like this recount gets scant play, I do wonder however, do the union lads and Democrats on here agree with Clintons decision?

The democrat party disgusts me more and more every passing year, Trump will be President no matter what happens and I hope to God he puts manners on this nest of vipers when he has the power to do so!

I would say Clinton is looking at more face time answering questions about her emails and the shithouse that is the Clinton foundation, the Donald will bend her over after this cowardly and disgusting situation!

There is no single sentence in that rant that isn't vitriolic and baiting.

You're saying Trump won and f**k you all.

We get it.

Do I (personally and not representative of anyone other than myself) think it is a good plan. Yes. Do i thing anything will change? No.

General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: November 26, 2016, 09:19:04 PM »
Contest to see who had.a worse offense. Horrible game.

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: November 24, 2016, 07:09:53 PM »
Yes....I did make that statement. And AFTER I made it, it came out that the maid was printing the classified emails, Chelsea paid for her wedding from Clinton Foundation Funds, 650000 emails were in Weiners laptop, DOJ officials were emailing John Podesta.....and a few other campaign derailing scandals I've since forgotten about

often disagree with you, but I  had thought you were smarter than that.

Master strokes are manipulation of press and the electorate. You hear what you want to hear, same as me.

Both candidates were a disaster but lets compare like with like

security clearance issues- trumps kids and should have gone to Jarrod same issue.
foundation- trump has admitted illegal use of funds to IRS- clinton allegation is still just that
is that the same emails that have already been found many times and with which the FBI had no issues
FBI emailing Rudy Guiliani tips?

Politicizing the FBI is a disgrace by both parties

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: November 24, 2016, 05:04:58 PM »
Let's be realistic. Odds on the recount overturning are virtually nil. However there is a significant voting issue in the US of gerrymandering by both parties. Minorities are indeed marginalized.
I do believe Trump won the electoral college and I would be shocked if two of the three states returned a different result. If there is an expose of just how open the system is to rigging then all well and good, be it cyber attack be Russia or otherwise.

The real issue on the current system should be obvious at this point. It has become acceptable to the US public for trump to be president.

That has happened because the complete and utter sense of helplessness and frustration with the current system has been expressed in the only way it could. The election of the dumbest least qualified candidate in the race since the start and probably in history. For someone so obviously self interested to be elected taps into the American dream complex, where the deference that the British show the royals is given to the so called self made man. It trumps common sense self interest and the interests of the country at large.
What would have been the reaction to president elect Clintons foundation admitting fraud. What would be the reaction to Chelsea Clinton attending a meeting with a head of state advertising her goods. What would be the, oh what's the point? The old white rich guys are at it again with a mandate to do whatever is in their self interest. Same as it ever was.
The genius is finding a new way to do it every time. The poorest 20% are worse of than the servants in a country house ever were. At least their masters took responsibility for their health and well being. You work 3 jobs just to pay taxes and rent. You feed your children crap and don't educate them and then can't afford to help them when they get sick.  Your vote is worthless and you believe whatever crock of shit you are being fed at the time. But don't worry, there is still the American dream. You could be the next Steve Jobs!
Happy Thanksgiving! Go watch some NFL on a TV you can't afford in a $200 authentic Redskins shirt, and go to bed early so you can go increase your debt to the banks at 5am tomorrow on falsely advertised "sale prices"
I'm thankful for the good quality free education I received and that I retained the bullshit detector and healthy sense of scepticism that is my natural birth right as an Irish citizen.

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: November 24, 2016, 04:00:13 AM »
Lol.....I see his choice for Education Secretary is pro School Choice i.e. Pro Charter School

This will drive them out of their mind

“Black and Hispanic students who attended charter schools in [New York City] for eight years closed the achievement gap with affluent suburbs like Scarsdale by 86% in math and 66% in English

Serious question: How much do Charter schools cost versus public schools?

A fraction.....but like Dr Gruber did with Obamacare they make things so fvcking complicated and "tortured" no one ends up really knowing or agreeing

Charter schools benefit the poorest of the poor, but they threaten the very powerful teachers unions so Democrats are generally against them.

Unfortunately the pros and cons and widely varying impacts of charter schools are beyond the sound bite stage. As a general rule the success of a charter school is directly related to the amount of money it attracts in addition to its actual budget. A well funded school (any school) performs well. A charter school needs funding for the music, science, comp sci and non core projects. Those that receive additional funds out perform. Those that can't afford to pay their teachers underperform. Anyone care to post any theories on where they succeed and fail?

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: November 23, 2016, 01:54:37 PM »
So, will there be a recount in 3 states?

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