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General discussion / Re: Muslim gangs abusing children in England
« on: October 31, 2018, 02:45:31 AM »
Curious topic and a curious thread title. I don't think it's a stretch to say you may have an agenda in the choice of words. Lord knows you've endured your own battles regarding the stout Catholicism to which you are aligned.

Many points on this - and I wouldn't claim to have an answer at all.

We are living in an ever expanding, ever multicultural world. These cultural mixes encompass societal, religious, economic, moral, and ethnic variations from what we consider to be the culture we grew up in. I.E. White, multi classed, western Europe values. Even within the culture we grew up in there were vast differences in behavior acceptances and norms which spanned geography and economic classes. However for the most part, right was right and wrong was wrong - particularly in regards to serious crime.

I'm as left as they come for the most part (beyond the nonsensical) but it certainly appears that many of these recent reports have a cultural identity different to that of which I align as the perpetrators of these grooming and abuse circles. That doesn't align with Islam for me however no more so than our "Catholicism" correlates to sectarianism against our protestant neighbors.

There are obviously a plethora of reasons that rape is still prevalent in many cultures (South Africa, India are two country identities which have some serious challenges to over come in their current rape culture - and many of the rapes in India are carried out in Hindu predominant areas against muslim children)

You have a long way to go to isolate this against Islam. Perhaps looking at the entire make up of the cultural differences may be a more honest conversation

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: October 30, 2018, 05:57:02 PM »
James ĎWhiteyí Bulger. Finally caught up with him.

Flemmi is next!

General discussion / Re: Every day carry
« on: October 29, 2018, 05:16:36 PM »
A big stick. (I speak softly.)

Iceman - can you give me details of the wallet? I hate a bulky wallet but can't seem to find a slim one.
You'll find similar ones on Amazon at cheaper prices. Fits easily in to front pocket, hold the cards you need and notes slide under the clip. I haven't carried coins since my teens they always went in to a jar in the kitchen for my Ma

I've always been a money clip guy in the USA, but it just does'nt work for me at home due to the size of the notes in the north.

General discussion / Re: Every day carry
« on: October 29, 2018, 05:15:51 PM »

GAA Discussion / Re: Soccer words that are not used in Gaelic analysis
« on: October 27, 2018, 04:29:25 PM »
By Ball

General discussion / Re: The WINE thread
« on: October 19, 2018, 05:56:06 PM »
Well you just called me a functioning alcoholic on the other thread so the offer is rescinded :D

General discussion / Re: What's your relationship with alcohol?
« on: October 19, 2018, 05:52:41 PM »
Enjoy a drink on an almost daily basis, particularly when travelling a lot for work. Lots of dinners, lonely hotel stays etc..

1-2 glasses of Wine on a school night, maybe 2-3 on a weekend.

The odd Gin martini if I am trying to get a solid buzz and stay off the beer, it's a great option for 1 and done. At 38 beer is too much calories, carbs - and frankly beer is starting to bore me as well as leave me feeling bloated and lethargic the next morning. Wednesday night I treated myself in San Fran to 4 pints of stout. Cant get decent stout in this city and Fiddlers Green had some great pints flowing.

Moving into the colder weather, there will be a whiskey or 2 in front of the fire watching the telly at the weekends, or maybe in the hip flask on the golf course.
Rarely go on the absolute tear and almost never go out at night to a pub, I like being at home and functioning with the family in the mornings and not feeling absolutely useless.

Marijuana is a great downshifter and really halts the alcohol consumption. I wonder sometimes if having a drink every day is a bad thing, but it doesn't overly concern me.

General discussion / Re: The WINE thread
« on: October 19, 2018, 05:41:52 PM »

Try and stick to the Spanish, Italian , or French reds, reduced hangovers (providing you don't drink two bottles) New world wine is cheaper but as Ive said very often on here Tesco and other shops run a 25% discount for 6 or more, which will on average give you good bottles of wines for a fiver!

I'll give you a few types later

Obviously Biased here, living on Napa's door step but why exactly should one not try New World Wines?

Napa Cabs and Pinots will go toe to toe with all and any of the French and Spanish famed wines.

I enjoy a Cote Du Rhone, a Beajoulais, and a Temperanillo - but if I wanna really get nose down in a cracking bottle of Red there are wonderful Californian and Oregon options.

General discussion / Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« on: October 11, 2018, 02:25:11 PM »
You disagree that he is going to pick and choose more tournaments and you disagree with his assessment of his own game that the Ryder cup course didnít suit him?

Youíve got a bit of a crusade going, particularly with your insistent use of a decades old nickname but I think itís typical phil honesty. He didnít complain he just stated it didnít work for him. Heís an absolute sprayer of the ball and if you look at where he wins (48 times) heís always scrambling from somewhere.

General discussion / Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« on: October 11, 2018, 01:23:20 PM »
Obviously you donít agree with the author?

General discussion / Re: The Official UFC Thread
« on: October 07, 2018, 06:47:41 AM »
At best upon reflection CMG only stood a punchers chance

Totally out fought

General discussion / Re: The Official UFC Thread
« on: October 07, 2018, 06:33:32 AM »
they seem to be blanking all the fighters speeches now  :D

Not on the PPV. Was plenty of f**ks thrown around after the Ferguson fight

General discussion / Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« on: October 03, 2018, 01:01:28 AM »
Agree with the 2 posts above. It's fantastic entertainment for me and I fully embrace the Euro collective. Wouldn't touch my GAA fandom, but means more to me than Arsenal for sure and only just beaten by any of the Irish lads winning individually in the golf on the big stage.

Strange Ryder Cup - Europe really threw the hammer down on Friday afternoon and never let up. Was disappointed that Rory didn't beat JT in singles, but Poulter - what a lad for the Ryder Cup! Mickelson will regret his last showing at the Ryder cup, but as an article yesterday stated - if this is to be his final Ryder Cup and he went out playing like pure shite - in true Phil form he did it with a smile on his face and some grace about it all.

The Reed/Spieth thing is very interesting, although not all that surprising given that Reed and Mrs Reed appear to be completely on a different level when it comes to basic decencies. DJ and Keopke definitely more surprising and interesting here, time will tell us if its related to Ms Gretzky, or just a blow out due to emotion or something else. Rumour has it they were at it on the flight out there also. Brutal news about the lady with the eye injury. For her and for Keopke. That could unnerve him something serious. 2019 will tell us a lot.

Fair Play to Conor Moore too - he is genuinely funny and doing a great job. I don't like his Sergio and I think he will need to find some new material before the Poulter and Bubba ones get old. A refreshing sense of humor, particularly compared to that Kathleen lad who is about as funny as a box in the balls.

And for the love of all that is holy - someone tell Johnny "bucket of balls" Miller to just stay home.

General discussion / Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« on: September 28, 2018, 05:57:11 AM »
Jaysus, Ken Schofieldís gnashers.

Europe pulling an auld Tyrone with narrowing the pitch and not turning the floodlight on in time.

General discussion / Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« on: September 27, 2018, 06:01:35 PM »
Think Molinari and Fleetwood could be a surprise package there. They certainly wont roll over and both keep it in play and hit it close.

Rory could beat the US lads by himself in match 2, or he might not hit a green all day.

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