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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: July 01, 2020, 05:04:53 PM »
Looking at the photos of both funerals there seems to be virtually nobody wearing masks. When I walk around outside here in Brooklyn most people would be wearing masks. Is mask wearing that rare in Ireland at the moment?

Very rare.

But sure you couldn't be seen wearing one when no one else is. You'd be the talk of the town!

It makes it a lot easier to wear one when most other people have them on.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: July 01, 2020, 03:08:16 PM »
Looking at the photos of both funerals there seems to be virtually nobody wearing masks. When I walk around outside here in Brooklyn most people would be wearing masks. Is mask wearing that rare in Ireland at the moment?

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General discussion / Re: Graham Linehan on Twitter / Trans debate
« on: June 26, 2020, 02:10:08 PM »
https://mobile.twitter.com/Glinner

"10 tweets a day"

It most have been a slow day for him. He seems to be absolutely obsessed about the issue.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: June 25, 2020, 10:14:18 PM »
6 + 19 > 3 + 20

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: June 24, 2020, 10:08:34 PM »
So are we supporting Chelsea tomorrow or is it better to win it when we are actually playing?

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 22, 2020, 09:29:29 PM »
I'm torn about whether or not I should get John "let's invade Iraq" Bolton's book. Maybe I can pick up a second-hand printed copy.
Hopefully somebody does a Cathal McCarron on it and puts the PDF of it up on the internet.


There are links to PDFs and epub format files on twitter.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 22, 2020, 09:08:48 PM »
Eamonnca1 neater format but the dates seem to be reversed, Sanders and Bloomberg in June and only Trump and Biden back in February.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 22, 2020, 01:46:49 PM »
A supporter sits in the stands at a campaign rally for Trump in Tulsa.




That demonstrates that Trump fans are good at socially distancing.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 18, 2020, 10:14:08 PM »
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-talks-juneteenth-john-bolton-economy-in-wsj-interview-11592493771

“I did something good: I made Juneteenth very famous,” Mr. Trump said, referring to news coverage of the rally date. “It’s actually an important event, an important time. But nobody had ever heard of it.”

Mr. Trump said he polled many people around him, none of whom had heard of Juneteenth. Mr. Trump paused the interview to ask an aide if she had heard of Juneteenth, and she pointed out that the White House had issued a statement last year commemorating the day. Mr. Trump’s White House has put out statements on Juneteenth during each of his first three years.

“Oh really? We put out a statement? The Trump White House put out a statement?” Mr. Trump said. “OK, OK. Good.”

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General discussion / Re: Premier League 2019/20
« on: June 17, 2020, 09:37:56 PM »
Can it still be won at Everton?

Not unless City lose

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General discussion / Re: Premier League 2019/20
« on: June 17, 2020, 06:04:16 PM »
Premier League footballers generally get a bad rap but recent work by guys like Sterling, Rashford, Troy Deeney, Wes Morgan, Jordan Henderson and others on racism and poverty seem to be making a real difference....

Been seriously impressed by Rashford  over the past few weeks.

This Trump loving attention seeker making a show of herself again.

https://mobile.twitter.com/KTHopkins/status/1272846168393953281


"I do not want to pay to feed other people’s kids."

The right wing political philosophy in one sentence.

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The issue with Confederate monuments in the US is that they were specifically raised to honour the Confederacy and send a message that those who created the monuments would resist civil rights for blacks.

No GAA club chose John Mitchel because of his pro-slavery views.

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General discussion / Re: Graham Linehan on Twitter / Trans debate
« on: June 12, 2020, 02:44:03 PM »
What I don't get is those people who say they are not transphobic and yet refuse to accept that trans women are women.

Like, accepting that trans women are women is sort of the whole point. If you don't do that, well, that's transphobia.

I mean, if somebody classed themselves as "not homophobic", but then denied the existence of homosexuality, well, they'd be laughed at.

No one is denying the existence of transgender people. They are simply saying that biological men do not become biological women just because they have had surgery, hormone treatment or have changed their gender presentation. They also don't become biological women because their gender identity is female.

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GAA Discussion / Re: East Belfast GAA
« on: June 09, 2020, 02:15:11 PM »
Do the Shanghai Gaels or whoever have to fly an Irish flag and play an Irish Antfem?

My guess is that at the weekend of the Asian games they'll play Abhrann na bhFiann plus the local national anthem before the last match, which would be the senior final in either hurling or football. That's how they do it in the USA where they play the Star Spangled Banner followed by Abhrann na bhFiann before the senior hurling final at the USGAA playoffs. Divisional finals will have a similar protocol. (The football used to be the final event but the senior hurling became such a great spectacle that they switched them around.)

Do they play the local anthem for games in England?

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General discussion / Re: Graham Linehan on Twitter / Trans debate
« on: June 08, 2020, 10:23:19 PM »
Again, what do I appear to keep missing in these debates? Jk Rowling tweets something that appears innocuous & reasonable and Twitter wants her hung, drawn & quartered.  Left wing twitter is every bit as bad as right wing Twitter, only they think they're on the moral high ground every single time. They do love a pile on.

Looked to me to be a tweet begging for a reaction. The article wasn't even about transgender issues.

She got what she was looking for.

It looked like a case of "she started it". She got offended by the phrase "People who menstruate" and decided to tweet about it knowing exactly what sort of reaction she would get..

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