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General discussion / Re: Solutions for climate change
« on: November 14, 2019, 01:37:08 PM »
New builds need garden space. Many social housing have little to no gardens. That space is needed to escape, being around plants/trees is good for mental health and people need their own getaway spaces/time from the home/technology etc.

Kids should be taught basic growing of fruit/veg, plants, and having gardens is part of that to encourage them to do it themselves at home. Growing your own salads, say, would cut down on food miles/costs/waste.

Bike dynamos generate electricity, and you can get similar for walking shoes, to generate your own electric, even if itís enough to charge your phones or boil the kettle. It all reduces the need for fossil fuel-generated electricity and encourages families to get active, do without the car, get healthy.

Only minor things, but done on a national scale would make a big difference. Not only that, but it makes sense to generate/grow things yourself (with little effort) without paying for it

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General discussion / Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« on: November 14, 2019, 01:25:07 PM »
Anyone who can pay less tax, will. Dont the government get enough off ordinary people? There are ways around it, just like there are for big companies. So if they don t pay, why should ordinary folk? Look after yourself, I say.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club SFC 2019
« on: November 13, 2019, 10:20:23 PM »
9 times out of 10 Kilcoo should win, but something tells me Derrygonnelly are going to win this. So, Derrygonnelly by 1. (0-10 to 0-9)

Naomh Conaill by 2 AET (0-14 to 0-12)

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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 13, 2019, 10:23:39 AM »
I donít know exactly what point youíre making to be honest. Are you suggesting that Frank chose to wear one or was forced to wear one? Regardless Iím not sure Iíd want to be drawing any comparisons between Frank, whoís a pretty sound guy, and Roy Keane who I donít actually know but who seems to be a bully and a pretty nasty piece of work

Iíd imagine Frank chose to wear a poppy.
However there are influences in the workplace , in the public eye particularly , that affect that choice. Would Frank be wearing a poppy if he had remained around Newry for his work?
The poppy campaign is a charity for an honourable cause, however it has been hijacked by some.
I donít like the expectation on those in the public eye to wear one, and the abusive treatment of James McClean  over it , is clearly racist, yet not one prominent organisation has called it out, To my knowledge. Itíll be interesting to see the support he gets from his new Stoke manager Michael OíNeill.

Is it?

If WW1 was the war to end all wars, like they said, there would be no veterans left now. Therefore, no need for the charity. Of course, the Brits continue to stick their nose in around the world, so thereís always a war somewhere.

It would be interesting to know the number who marched in protest of the Iraq invasion in 2003, who also buy poppies. Iíd imagine quite a few. So even though theyíre against war, they help look after soldiers who were sent there.
That is not a contradiction.

I didnít say it was. But itís very strange all the same.

To me, the whole poppy push is about the British government neglecting their soldiers (not that I care much for them tbh) and itís the ordinary people who fund the soldiers post-war needs.

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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 13, 2019, 09:50:38 AM »
I donít know exactly what point youíre making to be honest. Are you suggesting that Frank chose to wear one or was forced to wear one? Regardless Iím not sure Iíd want to be drawing any comparisons between Frank, whoís a pretty sound guy, and Roy Keane who I donít actually know but who seems to be a bully and a pretty nasty piece of work

Iíd imagine Frank chose to wear a poppy.
However there are influences in the workplace , in the public eye particularly , that affect that choice. Would Frank be wearing a poppy if he had remained around Newry for his work?
The poppy campaign is a charity for an honourable cause, however it has been hijacked by some.
I donít like the expectation on those in the public eye to wear one, and the abusive treatment of James McClean  over it , is clearly racist, yet not one prominent organisation has called it out, To my knowledge. Itíll be interesting to see the support he gets from his new Stoke manager Michael OíNeill.

Is it?

If WW1 was the war to end all wars, like they said, there would be no veterans left now. Therefore, no need for the charity. Of course, the Brits continue to stick their nose in around the world, so thereís always a war somewhere.

It would be interesting to know the number who marched in protest of the Iraq invasion in 2003, who also buy poppies. Iíd imagine quite a few. So even though theyíre against war, they help look after soldiers who were sent there.

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General discussion / Re: Solutions for climate change
« on: November 12, 2019, 11:30:53 PM »
The elephant in the room is modern living. Man wasnít designed to live this way. Give us all a plot of land and a fishing rod and let us live self sufficiently, as weíre supposed to.

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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 12, 2019, 11:26:02 PM »
7 or 8 seasons later, and the FA are ďinvestigatingĒ an incident? Pitiful.

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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 12, 2019, 09:08:54 PM »
Is there anyone on this forum forced to wear a poppy?


McClean is doing it for his reasons, principled. his growing up during the troubles or his familyís experiences of the troubles has shaped his views, his stance is a simple one. He continues to play and the thugs/fans at these games are a minority


I donít or would never wear one, same as any other remembrance flower.

Maybe so, but the FA should back McClean on his stance. Instead they sit back and watch him get abused annually. The FA staying silent more or less gives arseholes permission to abuse him.

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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 11, 2019, 12:41:44 PM »
Poppy fascism at its best:

Just caught a glimpse of that Coven on ITV (aka Loose Women) discussing the topic Ďshould we be made to wear a poppy?í

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: November 11, 2019, 12:00:26 AM »
Poor fella. Hope heís making progress.

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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 10, 2019, 09:32:44 PM »
Was walking the dogs this morning and there were two wee pups wearing their poppies on them, I was horrified! No I wasnít, just walked on by and finished my walk

Thatís the most pathetic thing Iíve ever heard.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: November 10, 2019, 12:59:50 PM »
Heard someone say lately about Gay rarely or never been seen in Croke Park. He wasnít into sport. But of course, everyone is on first name terms with Brolly  ::)

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General discussion / Re: Movie reccomendations
« on: November 10, 2019, 09:49:59 AM »
Enjoyed The Irishman, but prob 30-45 mins too long. Best DeNiro has been in years and years.
Was going to go but saw the run time and thought f**k that, life's too short !

I was thinking of going to see it, but heard De Niro was in it, so I thought f**k that.

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General discussion / Re: UK General Election December 2019
« on: November 08, 2019, 04:44:30 PM »
Ye poor Nordies have no say in who the next "UK" (In reality English) Government will be  :-\.

Says a poster ruled over by a bunch of corrupt gombeen men.

Everyone is ruled over by a bunch of corrupt gombeen men.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: November 08, 2019, 02:34:01 PM »
Can you imagine the Hogan Stand full of Jazz Hands on AI final day after a winning score?  ::)

If clapping is banned at a concert say, why would anyone with sound issues or deafness be there in the first place?

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