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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: July 20, 2017, 07:51:44 PM »
Where is the ignore feature? It worked a treat with Stew but I really need it for this obnoxious fox cretin.

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General discussion / Re: Stephen Nolan's 500k BBC Salary last year!
« on: July 20, 2017, 06:27:01 PM »
Dunsieth is sorely missed. He was always fair, never sensationalist. I only ever heard him roaring at a guest once and that was when it was a blatant sectarian headcase complaining about "too many Catholics" living in Carnmoney.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: July 20, 2017, 04:59:47 PM »
If white Australian women start to get gunned down by police on a regular basis then I'm quite sure a movement will spring up to do something about it.

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General discussion / Re: Stephen Nolan's 500k BBC Salary last year!
« on: July 20, 2017, 12:59:24 AM »
I think the bbc should have to privatise and make their own way like Itv; SKY etc; i pay tv license but dont watch BBC so whu should ihave tp pay sthing i dont and dont want to watch?

I happen to think public broadcasting is a good deal. It has a remit to educate and inform, which is important in a democracy but the private sector isn't always as good at. In fact the private sector can make good money with misinformation, evidenced by Fox News and certain bits of Fleet Street. It's good to have a bit of quality content out there that's well funded.

I spend quite a bit of time working with Radio 4 podcasts playing on the headphones, that's a treasure trove of interesting stuff. People like to gripe about the BBC but they don't know how good they have it. Try watching a bit of American public TV which is woefully underfunded and you'll see why it's important. American National Public Radio kicks out a lot of good stuff though, but then you don't need as big a budget for that.

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General discussion / Re: Stephen Nolan's 500k BBC Salary last year!
« on: July 20, 2017, 12:51:36 AM »
An over-inflated ego who thinks everyone is interested in his point of view.


Nolan isn't much better either.

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General discussion / Re: Classic Irish advertisements
« on: July 19, 2017, 11:00:54 PM »
I remember being in awe of this Murphy's ad. The CGI was the latest thing at the time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxQJZTUQMuQ

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: July 19, 2017, 12:53:02 AM »
Obamacare and later Sanders' campaign have changed the conversation. Americans are coming to realise that health care is a right in a developed country and it's not just another business like fast food or drive-through oil-changes. They're coming to realise that they've been had. They're coming to realise that they've had "death panels" all along in the form of profit-making insurance companies who value their bottom line more than your life. They're coming to realise that the US is the only developed country in the world that doesn't guarantee health care to all of its citizens. They're coming to realise that they've been conditioned into thinking that it's morally acceptable for people to be left stranded with no coverage, or okay for people to go bankrupt because they get sick.

All this talk about "wait for Obamacare to implode," whatever that's supposed to mean. It's been in place for a while now. Hasn't "imploded" yet, has it? The only places where it's not doing so well is where Republican states have tried to deliberately sabotage it for ideological reasons rather than help their people to get coverage.

It's only a matter of time before single payer becomes the next step on the road to completing reform.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: July 18, 2017, 11:54:43 PM »
How many times did they vote to repeal Obamacare? They had 7 years to do their homework and get a replacement ready. Now here they are like a schoolkid on a Sunday night hearing the Glenroe music and remembering they haven't done a thing. The voters had better come out in force in the mid-terms and consign these cretins to the scrapheap.

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Would you subscribe to dedicated RTE Sports Channel?

No. I would be interested in subscribing to a dedicated GAA channel but not one that would be associated with, or run by RTE. I'm not a fan of their stale, predictable, negative and sometimes contrarian for the sake of it GAA coverage.

I agree. RTE's response to competition from other networks is to have their pundits lambast the fact that they have competition from other networks. You'd think they'd have responded by upping their game.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: July 18, 2017, 06:07:19 PM »
Mnuchin promised 3-4% growth driven by tax reform.
Have you see the tax reform anywhere, Stew ?

We've seen it in Kansas where it's been a miserable failure.

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Great film showing the potential for Gaelic games to unite and build communities from diverse backgrounds. The days are gone when they're just Irish games for Irish people. They're games for everybody.

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And let's not forget Channel 4's excellent cycling coverage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IMjb6sU5Mg

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Cycling in the pre-EPO days. They say that even if others were doping you still stood a chance of beating them if you stayed clean. EPO made doping mandatory for anyone who just wanted to keep up.
The jerseys were way better too.

La Vie Claire, Z, Carrera, PDM etc.

https://cycling-jersey-collection.com/browse-collection/santini-toshiba-look-1988-team-retro-jersey/

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General discussion / Re: Tour de France 2017
« on: July 14, 2017, 01:33:21 AM »
Seriously tough stage today especially that last couple of km. Not too often you see froome crack like that on a stage in the tour de france. Another great ride by dan martin showing that he deserves to be talked about as a serious GC rider.

Hanging in there at 5th overall, down 1'40". Would be interesting to see how he'd have done on that wall of a finish if he wasn't injured.

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Cycling in the pre-EPO days. They say that even if others were doping you still stood a chance of beating them if you stayed clean. EPO made doping mandatory for anyone who just wanted to keep up.

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