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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: Today at 09:33:33 PM »
Earlier in this thread i praised the restraint I was seeing at my local beach but this weekend it all went out the window. Thronged with people, no social distancing and no guards. I hope it is weakening as the reports above suggest as the masses are losing patience

The Guards facilitated thousands gathering in Dublin today, which was obviously agreed in some way by the government. The British government lost the battle with Cummings, the Irish government did so today. They had a mixed performance until this but they have chosen to throw it away  :(

My only question here. At what covid levels would you consider it okay, and then highly satisfactory,  for the Irish Government to ignore a mass gathering?

Do they need to wait for no new cases for a day? No deaths for a week?

Not saying youíre wrong by the way. I just donít think there is a right answer on this one.


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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: May 31, 2020, 09:26:28 AM »
Wow Sid, just wow.

Based on your contributions to that last 3-4 pages of this thread, you donít see a forum as a forum like most of us do. You donít actually want discussion. Instead you want the opportunity to reveal your brilliant mind, and should anyone raise an eyebrow, you belittle them with increasingly rude force.

Just a handful of messages ago you absolutely condemned anyone who doesnít think of US politics as more complex than Trump=Nazi, as also being a Nazi.

If this online persona is a reflection of you really behave, then you are possibly borderline insane.

One could actually describe your behaviour as Trump-esque.


Donít just rant back at me. Think about it.
Having read many of your posts oveer a long amount of time, the pattern I've found with them is you almost exclusively tend to take a professional contrarian position which debaates a straw man, without actually dealing with the substance of the issue at hand.

That's the hallmark of somebody who has nothing of substance to say but insists on saying it.

And so it is again here.

Read your post back again.

You literally proved my point about you perfectly. All you have is trolling, which is the hallmark of all Trump suupporters.

I think there's one poster that alone, and very alone, thinks they have a brilliant mind on this forum, it's yourself.

And you do a mean line in taking fake offence.

I think that says a lot about your character as a person - none of it good.

And that you refuse to engage in any way on any matter of substance, but choose to call somebody who tells inconvenient truths "insane" - well, to use your own words, "wow, just wow".


1. Iím not a Trump supporter. The world may be be a series of binary choices to you, but we donít all work like that, so let me explain as succinctly as I can. Finding fault with your rants does not make someone a Trump supporter.

2. ďYou do a mean mine in taking offence. I think that says a lot about characterĒ. Okay, to clear this one up. I wouldnít be a fan of when faceless internet warriors turn a conversation into a personal attack. Pretty much how people have behaved since the beginning of communication. That you choose to question my character for this trait, shows your lack of ammunition. It basically shows youíre wrong.

3. Itís not really possible to engage with you, for as mentioned in the previous post, you donít wish to discuss. You wish to explain, and your next post after that is rarely a continuation of the topic, but a piercingly rude and intolerant dismissal of the person, not the post.

With regards to no.3, leave me out of the conversation for the last couple of days and look at the replies youíve made to any other poster on this thread. Your approach to everyone is the same. I just happen to be todayís plaything of choice.


So much anger. So little tolerance.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: May 30, 2020, 09:19:16 PM »
Wow Sid, just wow.

Based on your contributions to that last 3-4 pages of this thread, you donít see a forum as a forum like most of us do. You donít actually want discussion. Instead you want the opportunity to reveal your brilliant mind, and should anyone raise an eyebrow, you belittle them with increasingly rude force.

Just a handful of messages ago you absolutely condemned anyone who doesnít think of US politics as more complex than Trump=Nazi, as also being a Nazi.

If this online persona is a reflection of you really behave, then you are possibly borderline insane.

One could actually describe your behaviour as Trump-esque.


Donít just rant back at me. Think about it.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: May 30, 2020, 08:41:22 PM »
Why are there so many intolerant Liberals? The word has become utterly meaningless.

It bewilders me.

People like Sid are strange beings. Anyone who doesnít precisely follow their narrow political stance is declared a fascist. Any attempts to offer a slightly different take are irately shouted down. They will not accept that forcing their political beliefs upon others is undemocratic.

Liberal my arse.
Try and not copy things straight out of the Twitter feed of Brendan O'Neill and pass them off as your own "opinions".

You'll still be wrong, as you generally are, but you won't look as stupid.

I have no idea what youíre taking about, but I would say is that if the political system you yearn for would see the people behave more like your good self - uncompromisingly rude and intolerant - then we might just be better off with what we have.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: May 30, 2020, 06:41:27 PM »
Why are there so many intolerant Liberals? The word has become utterly meaningless.

It bewilders me.

People like Sid are strange beings. Anyone who doesnít precisely follow their narrow political stance is declared a fascist. Any attempts to offer a slightly different take are irately shouted down. They will not accept that forcing their political beliefs upon others is undemocratic.

Liberal my arse.

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General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: May 27, 2020, 09:56:21 AM »
Thanks Maddog.

I always wonder about the mindset of golfers who spend months perfecting their driver, only to use the competition winnings from that day when it all comes together, to fund a new driver.

Seems like this notion transcends sports.

£9k is some outlay on a hobby bike all the same.

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General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: May 27, 2020, 07:21:13 AM »
Somebody selling a £9k bike just appeared on my Facebook timeline.

Genuine question - who buys a £9k bike and what do they hope to achieve? Can it really improve times / endurance over a £1k bike, or is it just a rich boyís toy?

Can I assume that someoneís riding style/technique doesnít differ between a £1k and £9k bike - so if there is an improvement in times, it can be traced back to the bike?

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: May 22, 2020, 11:23:02 AM »
Dropping in a ďKaren from Facebook said so / didnít say soĒ has unseated adding ďFACTď to the end of statements, for people who think than theyíre smarter than they are.

FACT.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: May 21, 2020, 03:39:18 PM »
If football gets through this global crisis unscathed i.e. things like £100m transfers and £500k a week wages continue to be the norm, then it will be nothing short of a f**king travesty.

If ever a professional sport needed to implode and reset, itís football.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: May 20, 2020, 10:30:23 AM »
11+ plus, supervised it many a time, didn't really agree with it in principal, as its alot of pressure on children at a young age, but u don't dispose of sthing until the new procedure is up and running. Now children do multi exams and not even in their own school environment. That lies solely at Sinn Feins door as they forced through doing away with the test and didn't give a shit if a new process was in place or not.




No, it doesn't. SF made a recommendation after the Burns report. The test was removed by the Labour education secretary Jane Kennedy at the time because she felt the same way.

You're wasting your time redhand, I've provided the links to all the information and it's still the Shinners fault.

The thing is you're right in saying Kennedy did remove the 11+ and then subsequently Ruane tried to introduce profiling but was gerrymandered in her attempts at Stormont.

The amount of ignorance about how the 11+ was abolished is unbelievable, even amongst educated people. We were under direct rule when the 11+ was abolished but somehow its the shinners fault.

But weíve always been at war with Eurasia. Thatís what this reads like.

Sinn Fein may have been denied the opportunity to kick the winning point, but they put together the team, led the training, drove the bus, briefed the media and even put up all the bunting.

Now 20 years on, they want no part in that victory.


Rewrite history all you want lads.

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: May 18, 2020, 09:02:05 PM »
Any word on when the courses are opening?
Monday
In the south or up here in the UK?

There will be an announcement on Tuesday regarding the occupied six counties.
Any idea when golf might be opened up to non-members in NI?

Give it a few days for members to get their fill and then give the courses with a small membership a buzz.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: May 18, 2020, 07:21:19 PM »
This thread is now at 355 pages, and the earths population 7.8 billion. If the population continues to grow it will become unsustainable. There are two options to tackle this issue:

1) Take the Chinese Way, and only allow couples to have one child. This policy will of course need updated for Twinbook and Ballymun where coupling is just a seasonal thing.

2) Take the Chinese Virus, and let God's revenge do it's thing.

3) Find another planet, and build a big rocket to take us there.


I personally vote for (1).


Reclaim the seas Orior. Reclaim the seas.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: May 18, 2020, 10:58:35 AM »
And just like that, 3 posts in a row along the lines of ďwhy would Germans lie, why would Koreans lie? But them damned English, all they do is lieĒ.

Look youíre entitled to distrust the UK.

But your willingness to trust politicians from other countries is founded on racial stereotypes or confirmation bias. Not reality.


No. Read what I said.

Not what you want to think I said.


Are the Germans lying? Unlikely, there isn't much data that contradicts the official line.

Thatís what you said.

Iím not going to over explore this or presume I can read your inner mind.

But you must have confidence in the German data to make such a statement.

My point is that if you have confidence in the accuracy and integrity of other countrysí data then you are most likely suffering from confirmation bias or racial stereotyping, or maybe both.

Itís exceptionally easy to dismiss UK data and statements, as we can all read them in our native tongue, and we all have a list of English speaking sources we trust and distrust. We do not have such a filter on data from any other country, with the exception of the USA, given we share a language and so much popular culture with them.

Of course such a statement will upset you. But itís true.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: May 18, 2020, 09:31:11 AM »
No Iím saying thatís what youíre doing.

Isnít that obvious?


This one is about you mate, not me, not Ballyholland.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: May 18, 2020, 08:46:26 AM »
And just like that, 3 posts in a row along the lines of ďwhy would Germans lie, why would Koreans lie? But them damned English, all they do is lieĒ.

Look youíre entitled to distrust the UK.

But your willingness to trust politicians from other countries is founded on racial stereotypes or confirmation bias. Not reality.

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