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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: October 15, 2018, 08:50:41 PM »
I hate McGregor but Iíd venture that MMA is probably safer than pro boxing in the fact that fights are more likely to end in submission, rounds are fewer and there are less occasions of punch drunk fighters bludgening the last remaining sentience out of each other.


Just my opinion. Iíd ban MMA because I hate mcgergor and white but the ďthink of the childrenĒ brigade are long in contradicting themselves. Brolly in particular has written many glowing pieces in which he revels in past incidents of everyone-in GAA brawls. Likewise people fondly recall the ď99 callĒ culture in rugby with a rose-tinted zeal whilst the roundly condemning the recent spate of rows, brawls and injuries in GAA as thuggery.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 11, 2018, 02:13:27 PM »
Any chance Corbyn could topple the Tories, take power in a GE, back a new referendum, win it and take up the old mantle of the British in the EU.

If he pulled it off heíd have some serious political capital to spend both with an EU whoíd owe him for overturning Brexit and at home where heíd have successfully trumped two major plebisciles and cemented a avid leftist voter base for overturning Brexit.

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General discussion / Re: Ashers cake controversy.
« on: October 10, 2018, 09:14:14 PM »
I've studied this a bit further and had another thought.

Say you work for Ashers and someone comes in and orders a "leave the EU" cake, can you, as an employee, refuse to bake the cake at the owners request on the grounds it's objectionable to your political beliefs? If you get fired for your stance do you then have grounds for unfair dismissal?

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General discussion / Re: Ashers cake controversy.
« on: October 10, 2018, 02:32:03 PM »
Supreme court rules in favour of Asher's.

I think that's the correct outcome. You should be allowed to accept or decline any work you see fit.
Well said.

But if we take that to itís conclusion then you have a situation whereby for example everyone refuses to do work thatís requested only by a particularly minority which is discrimination.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/1010/1002126-belfast_gay_cake/

Think you need to read the ruling. I find it hard to challenge that argument.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: October 10, 2018, 02:25:40 PM »
Don't find it creepy at all, rather touching
It's downright weird.

"You know what would be a great idea and your dress wouldn't be wasted. That's right wear it to the graveside for a photo shoot and afterwards we'll Photoshop in the ghostly apparition of your dead fiance." Normal!

Losing one's fiance to a sudden, tragic death a few months before the wedding date is not "normal".

Who are we to say what was the appropriate way for her to mark what would have been one of the highlights of her life?

Because she went as far to stage a load of photos and whore it out over social media for the attention. You think for your dead fiances funeral you'd leave your narcissism at the door.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: October 09, 2018, 10:30:47 PM »
Yeah and there just happened to be a photo shoot with staged photos ffs

Everything seems to be for the likes these days

Doing it for the gram.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 05, 2018, 09:54:15 AM »
More bullshit waffle from the forum's chief Trump sycophant.

A cheerleader with a short skirt and pom poms without a trace of balls to admit what they are.

Like Richard Hammond and Jeff Flake, you're trapped between two different forms of cowardice.

Jesus if youíre going to paraphrase Stewart lee at least give him credit for it instead of bizzarely plagiarising him into a discussion about Jeff Flake and Blasey Ford. Whereíd ya steal the rest of your post from?

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So everything is grand so??

He gives the tackle as the clear example of where there is a problem.

It's disingenuous and a simple case of playing the man and not the ball by saying he's content with the status quo.

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General discussion / Re: Ronaldo accused of rape
« on: October 03, 2018, 12:47:51 AM »
1/3 the thread descends into a conversation about Roscommon. Any takers.

It would take someone of your breath-taking arrogance to try and make a thread about rape about inter-county point-scoring.

Ah go on Syferus, say something nice for once.

Maybe you could get him off the fence and get him to tell us what he really thinks.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 02, 2018, 10:07:17 PM »
Ive a suspicion the DUP have been told  there is going to have to be some form of Irish Sea border in the last 24 hours. Nigel, Sammy, Arlene and Danial O Donnell look alike have all been jumping up and down on twitter and the radio today, they are very cross.  >:( >:( >
Even willing to back Boris.

Maybe Theresa has finally grown a back bone told them this is what is happening and if you dont like it tough, bring me down and see what Jeremy does for the wee north.
I think youíre on to something there. If May gets the Tory Conference over without too much blood letting I think sheíll throw the DUP under the bus

It begs the question why the DUP seems surprised by this. The Tories were ALWAYS going to throw the stupid feckers under the bus. They're not, nor ever have been, in as strong a position as they boasted about. Not only have they received just buttons of the £1bn bribe, the consequences of pulling the plug on May will in all likelihood mean Corbyn in No.10, and he will enjoy completely shafting them.

They're idiots in the limelight, of course they believed the Tories have finally welcomed them back into the fold.

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Iíd be very wary of any committee that delegates a forward kick pass from a sideline as a major improvement for the game. Backward kick passes from frees are much more unsightly and common in the game than the rather benign effect of a sideline ball being recycled backwards. I cant really understand the need to include it unless they consider full approval of their suggestions unlikely and this is a piecemeal proposal they view as likely to get passed. Added to the fact that a 22m sideline ball will pretty much a lost cause to most attacking teams unless theyíve Bomber Liston to aim at.

Most of all what really vexes me about these proposal is that referees who lost the ability in the last 5 years to count steps are all of a sudden entrusted with counting hand passes. Why the steps rules is so consistently overlooked is something I simply donít understand. I donít think the handpass rule is significant enough to counteract slow buildup play and the amount of it that it will negate will likely be equal to the emergence of a new blight, the farcical 3m kickpass.

The sin bin rule looks like an EU directive, ridiculously overcomplicated. If the black card rule was such a success why the need to change it? Again Iíd be in favour of a sin bin rule but 10mins is far too long for me and simply a timeframe uprooted from rugby. Sinbinning needs to be a shorter time to make it more palatable and hence it could be much more commonly dished out to players. The problem with black cards is the penalty is so grievous that refs avoid handing them out.

I like the 45m rule, I think itíll work great but be warned itíll really hand advantage to the big conditioned teams. Kildare, Mayo, Dublin, Donegal will probably benefit hugely from it. Laois, Carlow, Fermanagh and the other underdogs will be fucked.

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I could do a big long post, but haven't time.  Sin Bin was a great invention and should have been implemented years ago were it not for a few managers who threw the toys out of the pram.  Black card is a toothless penalty - particularly in the last five minutes of a tight game.

To be fair a sin bin will still be a toothless penalty in the last 5 mins of a game too. If your gonna savecthe team from losing itíll be a very if deterrent that puts you off.

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General discussion / Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« on: October 01, 2018, 10:51:42 PM »
All was not well in the US camp

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/45703605

Not surprising that no-one wants to play with Reed.

A man that even a mother couldn't love.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 01, 2018, 10:48:40 PM »
Like everything else, this isnít actually going anywhere. It seems like the democrats and their friends in the media like to tell each other what they want to hear and talk each other up get their readers and supporters in a frenzy and then it all falls apart and comes to nothing in the end.

Itís all a charade. They publish some self referential articles and tweet each otherís tweets but itís only their to stir up the base because ultimately Kavanaugh is going to get the nomination because there was nothing to back up these allegations. Just like Trump isnít going to be impeached because there is nothing to the Russia collusion allegations.

Trump will win 2020 because the Democrats have no serious candidates or even a message that might bring enough people over.

Sorry, by all means keep banging those drums if it makes you feel better but just donít kid yourself that youíre doing anything other than preaching to the choir.

+1

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GAA Discussion / Re: JP McManus - Christmas comes early
« on: September 29, 2018, 08:20:38 PM »
Iím glad of the money especially for my club as we are trying to sort out a new pitch but I still donít like tax dodging and currency speculation but none of that is ever going to go away it seems. Not much more to say is there really?

Iím sure JP probably doesnít like tax dodging or the ill effects of currency speculation either but if youíre faced with the reality of it costing you several hundred million euro Iím sure your moral objections would diminish fairly significantly.

Iím not saying JP is the good guy but the C Montgomery Burns charicature of Irish billionaires is something I find to be unfair. Theyíre really the same as you or me the sole difference being theyíre a lot more successful at being greedy than we are.

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