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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: July 21, 2016, 08:44:23 AM »
Crazy money for Pogba but its not mine and it would only end up in the Glazers back pocket eventually. World class players don't come available too often so you've got to pounce when their available or before they move to another rich club. Its nigh on impossible trying to buy a player from a big club that they want to keep.

Pogba is a hugely marketable player so United will make a lot of money from him if we manage to sign him, playing wise he'll suit the PL and Mourinho's style. His height would certainly be a welcome addition.

I agree on this. Pogba will fit in the EPL yet rumours are all over now that Juventus rejected Man United offer. It's just saddening.
Really?

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General discussion / Re: Doping - don't trust anybody
« on: July 20, 2016, 09:20:03 AM »
Ah Usain Bolt that great outlier 9/10 fastest athletes ever all have doped. Yet the fastest of them all hasn't, just as well his country has never produced doped athletes and has such an extensive anti-doping program.

No matter how talented you are a moderatly ability wise athlete who dopes will beat you. Those Russian athletes are considerably talented
athletes who would all avail of marginal gains via years of sports science research some of the best in the world and now also part of a doping program yet still couldn't beat clean athletes!!!! Now anyone who believes that is pretty naive imho.
That sounds like it is taken direct from Digger Forum who thinks that absolutely every single successful athlete is souped up. . He is saying now that Rob Heffernan and Sonia O'Sullivan must be on the juice because they beat Russians who were .

Digger is aggressive in his accusations against dopers, thats his style. I would bet though that he is a lot closer to the truth than a complicit media, many journalists and several sporting authorities.

Why would it be so outlandish to simply question the performances of O'Sullivan and Heffernan for instance? Is it just because they are Irish. Whilst I don't think he outright accused them of doping, Heffernan's coach has served a doping ban so I think it is only right that questions be asked. Sometimes a lot more can be gained by looking at the reaction of individuals to being questioned about doping and how outspoken about it they are. You have to read between the lines and make your own mind up sometimes.
He goes way past being aggressive . He throws out loads of accusations and a lot of the time he will delete tweets if he is challenged. He may have a point but it can be lost in the constant accusations and conspiracies. Nobody is saying that Irish athletes should be except from any scrutiny or criticism but i would expect at least a little shred of evidence apart from the fact they beat people who were juiced up. And he most definitely did outright accuse them of doping. I followed him for a while and at the start he seemed quite interesting but after while realised you might as well be following Jim Corr.

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General discussion / Re: Doping - don't trust anybody
« on: July 19, 2016, 03:24:01 PM »
Ah Usain Bolt that great outlier 9/10 fastest athletes ever all have doped. Yet the fastest of them all hasn't, just as well his country has never produced doped athletes and has such an extensive anti-doping program.

No matter how talented you are a moderatly ability wise athlete who dopes will beat you. Those Russian athletes are considerably talented
athletes who would all avail of marginal gains via years of sports science research some of the best in the world and now also part of a doping program yet still couldn't beat clean athletes!!!! Now anyone who believes that is pretty naive imho.
That sounds like it is taken direct from Digger Forum who thinks that absolutely every single successful athlete is souped up. . He is saying now that Rob Heffernan and Sonia O'Sullivan must be on the juice because they beat Russians who were .

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General discussion / Re: GPS Apps for driving?
« on: June 29, 2016, 07:18:07 PM »
Any that speak the directions??

Waze (free)

https://www.waze.com
Have u used it before? I'm for France, the interactive bit could be difficult.

I use it all the time in Ireland and it works better in the States where there are way more users contributing.

Never used it on the continent myself, but it looks like it was banned in France as it warned drivers about speed cameras, but they have been replaced so it is legal in France again:

http://www.amazon.com/Does-Waze-work-in-Europe/forum/Fx118Z6X9ABR7M8/Tx36Y9VY1L62UIU/1?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B009ZFPQOQ

Feb 22, 2016 9:42:58 AM PST

I just googled it, and it was banned in 2012 because of the warning of traffic cams. But they replaced that with "slow down" areas, and it is now legal in France. We are going in May, and I have put different French cities into Waze as favorites. I'm going on the assumption that it will work while we are there.
i use it all the time in London and it really is the dogs bollocks. i have a sat nav in the car and in busy traffic ill put both on to see the difference and Waze will beat the car each time.

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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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