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General discussion / Re: Any legitimate Hair of the Dog remedies
« on: October 12, 2019, 08:22:47 PM »
Pull a James Bond (casino Royal) and empty the salt shaker into a glass of warm water. Gargle until you bring the whole lot up. Then drink a bottle of Gatorade and 2 tynenol PMs and have a kip

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General discussion / Re: Ireland’s drugs epidemic
« on: October 10, 2019, 02:11:17 PM »
Was talking to a night club owner in a provincial town recently and he said that the sale of alcohol has fallen substantially over the last decade and put it down to the drug epidemic. He was of the opinion that the move towards recreational drugs with the youth was down to a few different things, namely aesthetics, cost and the ability to function more easily the next day. I'm not sure how true this is but it appears as though these class A drugs have become more socially acceptable with a younger generation. Alcohol misuse is a major problem in Ireland but at least it is a relatively controlled substance whereas these other recreational drugs are not.   

A niece of mine recently had an 18th birthday after party in a pub function room

Supposedly cocaine use was widespread among the attendees

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General discussion / Re: Carrickmacross
« on: October 07, 2019, 06:23:53 PM »
What are the rumours?

I’d rather not repeat them. Go on Twitter and search

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General discussion / Carrickmacross
« on: October 07, 2019, 05:46:43 PM »
I see on social media that certain things are being reported about Carrickmacross. I have yet to see them mentioned in any legitimate news source.

Any locals have the scoop?


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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: September 30, 2019, 10:06:39 AM »
I can’t see Warren beating Trump

He didn't bring back steam trains or all the coal jobs that he promised, and the lies of Fox News and AM radio are only going to go so far. He can go ahead and tell  lies that he's building his stupid wall, but that's only going to fool a small number of people.

 Warren is far more down-to-Earth than Hillary was, and I think the voters in the rust belt see far more in common with her than they do with Trump. There's a very real chance Warren will be the next President.

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Mueller report was a bust, so now they’re pulling out all the stops to beat him on a point of law, rather than at the ballot box.
The law is not an inconvenient technicality. Trump has to obey it. He doesn't.

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Only thing that may save Trump is that if the investigation into the Dossier/FISA has major findings against the Democrats. I’d say that’s 50/50 at this point
I wouldn't count on that.

Yeah....she has a good chance of beating him but its by no means a done deal.

Open borders and abolition of private healthcare will be highly problematic positions to defend a general election

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/27/elizabeth-warrens-shift-puts-health-insurers-in-2020-crossfire.html

https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2019/07/are-democrats-now-the-party-of-open-borders/

“But I have to admit that it’s hard to see much daylight between Warren’s plan and de facto open borders.”. AND THATS FROM MOTHER JONES

Au contraire:

70 percent of Americans support 'Medicare for all' proposal

Yyyyaaaawwwwwnnnnnn

https://khn.org/morning-breakout/support-for-medicare-for-all-plummets-if-it-means-getting-rid-of-private-insurance-system-poll-finds/

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: September 27, 2019, 11:27:53 PM »
I can’t see Warren beating Trump

He didn't bring back steam trains or all the coal jobs that he promised, and the lies of Fox News and AM radio are only going to go so far. He can go ahead and tell  lies that he's building his stupid wall, but that's only going to fool a small number of people.

 Warren is far more down-to-Earth than Hillary was, and I think the voters in the rust belt see far more in common with her than they do with Trump. There's a very real chance Warren will be the next President.

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Mueller report was a bust, so now they’re pulling out all the stops to beat him on a point of law, rather than at the ballot box.
The law is not an inconvenient technicality. Trump has to obey it. He doesn't.

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Only thing that may save Trump is that if the investigation into the Dossier/FISA has major findings against the Democrats. I’d say that’s 50/50 at this point
I wouldn't count on that.

Yeah....she has a good chance of beating him but its by no means a done deal.

Open borders and abolition of private healthcare will be highly problematic positions to defend a general election

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/27/elizabeth-warrens-shift-puts-health-insurers-in-2020-crossfire.html

https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2019/07/are-democrats-now-the-party-of-open-borders/

“But I have to admit that it’s hard to see much daylight between Warren’s plan and de facto open borders.”. AND THATS FROM MOTHER JONES

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: September 27, 2019, 08:19:06 PM »
Have the potential impeachment hanging over trumps head as the next election comes along so he doesn’t get re-elected that’s the Democrats playbook because they don’t have a viable candidate who can beat him.

Do the Democrats not have a few candidates polling ahead of him? Even Biden and he makes more gaffes.

National polls are meaningless, the election is decided by about 5% of the voters in about 10 swing States

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: September 27, 2019, 07:37:45 PM »
Have the potential impeachment hanging over trumps head as the next election comes along so he doesn’t get re-elected that’s the Democrats playbook because they don’t have a viable candidate who can beat him.

I think Biden’s all done so it will be Warren

I can’t see Warren beating Trump

Mueller report was a bust, so now they’re pulling out all the stops to beat him on a point of law, rather than at the ballot box.

Only thing that may save Trump is that if the investigation into the Dossier/FISA has major findings against the Democrats. I’d say that’s 50/50 at this point

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: September 27, 2019, 10:57:25 AM »
Impeachment looming and this thread goes off the radar for 3 days!!!!

It pointless.....after a week of discussion we will end up with the 2 positions we started with

This is worse than Watergate and Trump should be impeached and thrown out of office

V

This is deep state attempted coup to overthrow the result of the 2016 election.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo Millionaire backer withholds Money
« on: September 26, 2019, 11:20:03 AM »
Very interesting. "Governance issues"

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/millionaire-withholds-250000-from-mayo-county-board-38536084.html

I know posters will come back with " But Dublin this and Dublin that" so work away.

250K donation.
60K training trips
370,000 USD New York Gala Dinners.

Plus plenty plenty more.

How can the likes of Sligo and Leitrim compete with is huge advantage to Mayo.

Any chance Dublin's millionaire backers (aka The GAA) will withhold monies?
No. The Dublin county board is well run and well organised and there are no issues around money, unlike the Mayo co board it seems.

Charging €5k for All Ireland tickes with a face value of €950. Classy move. Imagine ripping off your own donors like that. Is it any wonder they are so furious.

You really have no idea how a fundraising auction works do you? I suppose Dublin don't need to go out and do this kind of fundraising. They just tap up to a few multinationals like AIG. Sadly not every county has those available.

Sadly not every county has access to this type of foreign cash. Dublin's level of funding is a real problem. So is Mayo's, Kerry's and a few others. There are 32 counties.

Im not sure I buy this. If Mayo can find a group of wealthy backers I really dont see why others cant.

Again, I get the feeling its easier to whinge thaen do

Well of course it is. And for sure some counties will not be proactive enough or have the required competencies to chase this type of cash.

But there is a finite number of people who will want to bankroll amateur GAA teams. Counties with larger populations, and larger emigrate populations are in a stronger position to make use of this. The money here is eye watering. There is no way every county can raise to the same level.


Due to the ridiculously high levels of emigration and migration from Mayo we have a diaspora unrivaled by most counties and hence could pull this off. There are also Mayo fans in every county in Ireland whose parents or grandparents were from Mayo. I spent 4 days in the high stool in New York and met people from all corners of Ireland and England, not to mention the States. One person told me that 100 flew in from San Francisco alone

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo Millionaire backer withholds Money
« on: September 26, 2019, 11:09:45 AM »
Who else is part of this Mayo foundation and have they any background in the Gaa?

Not sure, but I’d guess a few have some knowledge

In 2014 the fundraising efforts in New York wouldn’t have been out of place in an episode of Father Ted. This year the events were run professionally  and serious money was raised

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General discussion / Re: Climate change
« on: September 24, 2019, 11:54:18 AM »
I wonder if they got the family discount on the ANTIFA tee shirts?


Oh.....I forgot, they just borrowed them from someone

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Kerry All Ireland Final 2019
« on: September 15, 2019, 10:01:00 PM »
david moran cost Kerry, I thought
he was shocking in the second half

Kicked a few wides as did other Kerry players but he was their standout player this year IMO. There wouldn't have been a replay without him.

Agreed. What age is he? Kerry will need him if they want to win an all Ireland any time soon

I remarked to someone yesterday that if Aiden O Se did what Moran did yesterday that caused the goal we’d never hear the end of it

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General discussion / Re: Electric Cars. Real aternative or ego boosters?
« on: September 05, 2019, 01:51:28 PM »
Almost bought a Tesla 6 months ago but got a hybrid instead

Living in New England I need an AWD and the range in the wintertime would have been an issue for me.

I know a bunch of people who have Tesla’s and they would never go back to a gasoline fueled car. Some guys are on their 2nd.

I’m not mechanical, but I guess there’s shag all that can go wrong with them. Believe it or not some of the “repairs” can be done remotely (online) and in Metro Boston they also have a technician who’ll come to your house or business and fix your car without having to bring it into the shop

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Kerry All Ireland Final 2019
« on: September 01, 2019, 06:38:22 PM »
Funny how the game turned out as before it the view from many was Kerry would not be wasteful like Tyrone and Mayo have been in recent All Ireland finals v Dublin yet they missed at least 3-5 there today.  Most myself included couldn't see such a porous defence being able to have a competitive game v Dublin yet on the big day they delivered their best defensive performance this summer and i can imagine that improvement was in no small part to Donie Buckley who also had Mayo so well set in up defence v Dublin. (will need more of the same for the replay)

Now the sending off had a huge bearing on the game. I think it was the correct call but it should have been 14 a side 2nd half. @Farrandeelin to be far the late free from Rock was a far more difficult one than his winning free from 2017.  A missed opportunity for Kerry? i think so but i think Kerry showed today that there is AI in this group of players in the foreseeable future.

Was the late free as difficult as Cillian O Connors attempt that came off the post? (And that he “bottled” according to the Mayo haters)

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