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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: June 24, 2016, 10:09:07 AM »
Have to say im not surprised the leave side have carried through, i said on this thread about a month ago the majority i met day to day were voting leave and yesterday was like a bank holiday with people trying to get of London to vote in their home constituencies all over England .  The remain side were way too complacent and Labour have a lot to answer for hiding Corbyn away and not putting some of their other leaders on the front line until it was way too late.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit: Stop border controls petition
« on: May 31, 2016, 10:47:07 PM »
Cannot see a Brexit either. A very straightforward win to stay I think. English very conservative by nature. North and midlands to vote very heavily to stay.

Big winner will be Corbyn and to a  much lesser degree Cameron (insofar as he will have seen off one rival but will have seen the Tories split again ................ not really his fault but the can couldn't have been kicked down the street any further).
I wouldn't be so sure. i work in London and the majority of English people i have spoken to would vote to leave. There are huge areas of old conservative England who want nothing to do with Europe as well as the large number of Military Towns. UKIP had a massive number of individual votes in the last election which did not translate to seats but they are far more popular than the press would have you believe.
Against all this there are a huge amount of europeans living and working in London and the vast majority of those i have spoken to would vote to stay.
UKIP got 12.6% of the vote last year. They also had no shortage of press coverage.
the full 12.5% is almost certain to vote out. It reduces the numbers needed from other parties substantially

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General discussion / Re: Brexit: Stop border controls petition
« on: May 31, 2016, 10:42:07 PM »

Against all this there are a huge amount of europeans living and working in London and the vast majority of those i have spoken to would vote to stay.


Unless these have taken out British citizenship, they won't have a vote, so their opinion is immaterial.
i didn't know that, i got the polling card through the door so assumed all people registered could vote. After your post looked it up and irish, Cyprus and Malta citizen but resident in uk can vote

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General discussion / Re: Brexit: Stop border controls petition
« on: May 31, 2016, 02:21:52 PM »
Cannot see a Brexit either. A very straightforward win to stay I think. English very conservative by nature. North and midlands to vote very heavily to stay.

Big winner will be Corbyn and to a  much lesser degree Cameron (insofar as he will have seen off one rival but will have seen the Tories split again ................ not really his fault but the can couldn't have been kicked down the street any further).
I wouldn't be so sure. i work in London and the majority of English people i have spoken to would vote to leave. There are huge areas of old conservative England who want nothing to do with Europe as well as the large number of Military Towns. UKIP had a massive number of individual votes in the last election which did not translate to seats but they are far more popular than the press would have you believe.
Against all this there are a huge amount of europeans living and working in London and the vast majority of those i have spoken to would vote to stay.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: May 23, 2016, 02:56:10 PM »
The bare stats don't lie but he did play weakened teams once the Europa League gig really got going. So there were more potential Premier League points forgone.

This time next year is the time to judge.
That may be the case but since they qualified for the Quarter Finals they had better results than the rest of the season ( last 8 games they won 4 , drew 3 and lost 1) which would have put them 2nd overall if they maintained throughout the season.

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General discussion / Re: Sinead O'Connor
« on: May 16, 2016, 11:13:27 PM »
Another attention seeking stunt. Boo friggidy hoo.
She is probably quite unwell and living it out in public

Plenty of people with similar illness and they don't behave like she does.
They may not but a lot just become a statistic

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General discussion / Re: Transferring money
« on: April 20, 2016, 08:24:11 AM »
Ive been using transferwise for years now and cannot fault it, once you are set up the transfer can be done in seconds and i have often got same day transfer from sterling to euro.

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General discussion / Re: Food and drink you can't stand
« on: April 18, 2016, 02:03:58 PM »
Yogurt - makes me sick instantly

Stew
Prunes
Semolina
Cabbage
Brussels Sprouts
Boiled vegetables

The above is a legacy of boarding school. Another legacy of boarding school is that I can eat most foods that I hate, otherwise I would have starved.
i know you might have had your runs in with him but its is bit harsh to say you cant stand him!

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: April 04, 2016, 01:08:54 PM »
http://www.joe.co.uk/sport/jamie-vardy-tweets-examples-of-his-5-year-old-being-subject-to-vile-abuse/50255

Some of the things said are absolutely insane, how they could even enter your head never mind putting them on a public forum is unbelievable. 

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: March 14, 2016, 04:20:26 PM »
Is it now acceptable to insult people by calling them retards?

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General discussion / Re: 1916 Celebrations
« on: March 11, 2016, 03:00:43 PM »
Good article Deiseach.

Her reference to the slums in Dublin and 'The Famine' (I hate that we call it that - it suggests there was only one famine) 68 years earlier is welcome but only scratches the surface.

At the start of the 20th century Ireland was the poorest country in Ireland. Localised famines were still happening in the West of Ireland (and surely elsewhere?) long after 'The Famine'. I have documentary evidence of famine in the West Mayo area as late as 1894. I seriously doubt the conditions that produced these famines had been dealt with by 1916.

Cromwell brought famine to Ireland in 1649-1652. The famine of 1740-1741 is estimated to have killed 38% of the population, a much higher percentage that the 1845-1849 famine. There were famines in the 1830s leading to food riots and starvation. The tithes were a cause of these famines and ironically this lead to protestant missions to help the starving in the poorer parts of Ireland. There was a big famine as late as 1879 although deaths were minimal.

In Germany there was famine in 1916 caused by the British blockade.

My point is to highlight the poverty in Ireland to a greater extent than the article. Survival was the priority for most people, certainly in the slums and most of rural Ireland.
Have you come across this Muppet? I had never about it until a few years ago but there has been a lot of work done on it lately.


''The famine of 1879 1880 is sometimes described as the last major Irish famine. In contrast with earlier subsistence crises, effective intervention, including assisted emigration, meant there was little excess mortality, even in badly affected areas such as County Mayo. The Mission of the Blacksod Bay Emigration database is to digitalize and make available the stories of the people of Belmullet and Achill and the descendants of those who emigrated under the assisted emigration schemes initiated by the philanthropist, James Hack Tuke, between 1883 and 1884 when 3,350 people had their passage paid to North America. It aims to document the people who left, where they came from and what happened to them in the United States and Canada; while at the same time demonstrating the impact which the exodus had on those who remained in Mayo. It is hoped that the database will help the descendants of the emigrants in North America to engage with their relations and the community in the west of Ireland, and that their shared experiences will re-establish a bond between the Belmullet and Achill areas and those areas in the United States and Canada where the emigrants settled. This is the start of a process which will strengthen the connection between the descendants of the emigrants and the home place of their ancestors.''
http://www.blacksodbayemigration.ie/

Have it thanks. It is a great piece of work by whoever is behind it. It is great that you can search by townland e.g. enter Dooyork or whatever.
Yeah its a serious resource. Its mad to see the amount of complete families who migrated and the numbers of some of the family names ( Lavelle 158, Barrett 158, Gaughan 136, Gallagher 113)

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General discussion / Re: 1916 Celebrations
« on: March 11, 2016, 08:17:40 AM »
Good article Deiseach.

Her reference to the slums in Dublin and 'The Famine' (I hate that we call it that - it suggests there was only one famine) 68 years earlier is welcome but only scratches the surface.

At the start of the 20th century Ireland was the poorest country in Ireland. Localised famines were still happening in the West of Ireland (and surely elsewhere?) long after 'The Famine'. I have documentary evidence of famine in the West Mayo area as late as 1894. I seriously doubt the conditions that produced these famines had been dealt with by 1916.

Cromwell brought famine to Ireland in 1649-1652. The famine of 1740-1741 is estimated to have killed 38% of the population, a much higher percentage that the 1845-1849 famine. There were famines in the 1830s leading to food riots and starvation. The tithes were a cause of these famines and ironically this lead to protestant missions to help the starving in the poorer parts of Ireland. There was a big famine as late as 1879 although deaths were minimal.

In Germany there was famine in 1916 caused by the British blockade.

My point is to highlight the poverty in Ireland to a greater extent than the article. Survival was the priority for most people, certainly in the slums and most of rural Ireland.
Have you come across this Muppet? I had never about it until a few years ago but there has been a lot of work done on it lately.


''The famine of 1879 1880 is sometimes described as the last major Irish famine. In contrast with earlier subsistence crises, effective intervention, including assisted emigration, meant there was little excess mortality, even in badly affected areas such as County Mayo. The Mission of the Blacksod Bay Emigration database is to digitalize and make available the stories of the people of Belmullet and Achill and the descendants of those who emigrated under the assisted emigration schemes initiated by the philanthropist, James Hack Tuke, between 1883 and 1884 when 3,350 people had their passage paid to North America. It aims to document the people who left, where they came from and what happened to them in the United States and Canada; while at the same time demonstrating the impact which the exodus had on those who remained in Mayo. It is hoped that the database will help the descendants of the emigrants in North America to engage with their relations and the community in the west of Ireland, and that their shared experiences will re-establish a bond between the Belmullet and Achill areas and those areas in the United States and Canada where the emigrants settled. This is the start of a process which will strengthen the connection between the descendants of the emigrants and the home place of their ancestors.''
http://www.blacksodbayemigration.ie/

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: March 11, 2016, 08:07:06 AM »
Okay please tell me there is an ignore function on here
+1
Lol wish there was a like function on here! Just saying! :P
FFS there is enough ball tickling going on here without a like button!

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General discussion / Re: Clerical abuse!
« on: March 11, 2016, 08:02:28 AM »
I know.CEO of multi million pound operation,and female to boot,fails to suspend paedophile while junior priest tells all he heard to his superiors immediately.

You have said this a few times, Johnson is not a paedophile.
From Wiki ''Pedophilia or paedophilia is a psychiatric disorder in which an adult or older adolescent experiences a primary or exclusive sexual attraction to prepubescent children, generally age 11 years or younger.[1][2] As a medical diagnosis, specific criteria for the disorder extend the cut-off point for prepubescence to age 13''
By all accounts this girl looked older than she was so was far from prepubescence . Thats not to excuse what Johnston done or make him less of a sc**bag.
And you definition of Brady being a 'junior priest' is right up there with the discussion in the UK about Junior Doctor where any doctor who is not a consultant is classed as a junior doctor. You make it sound like he was an apprentice!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo Medical Team should be Sacked
« on: February 02, 2016, 11:57:46 AM »
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We are slowly watching the neurological disintegration of Johnny Sexton, who I am in no doubt will suffer a further concussion in the 6 nations.

It was only a matter of time before Johnny Sexton came into it. The papers have that incident completely overhyped. This thread is similar. It's very unlikely that Lee Keegan was concussed at all, the blow was to the top of his head. The recent Sexton blow was to his jaw.

Concussion is only likely if you get a clash to the temple area.

Our 2 lads in Limerick should have came back onto the pitch that day, I'm still awaiting the reason for the hold up.
One of the most ignorant things i have read on the subject, im amazed with the amount of info available that someone would have that opinion !
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11264856
This is a long article but well worth reading, some of it is frightening

I had three weeks of no games and I thought that would sort me out. But heading into my comeback match I was knocked out at training. It wasn't even a head clash. One of the boys just ran a decoy line and bumped into me and I was knocked out. When you are getting knocked out and no one is even touching your head you realise things have got pretty bad.

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