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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Last post by foxcommander on Today at 02:19:59 PM »
Any thoughts on the decision not to indict Darren Wilson over the death of Michael Brown and the subsequent reaction?

Rudy Giuliano didn't do himself any favours on Channel 4 news last night.

Widespread protests in many cities over the death of a thief and petty thug who challenged a lawman.
It's not like he was MLK.
I like the rioting and looting they are doing in his memory. Very touching.

At the same time a lawman can't go killing someone stone dead when they pose no threat to him . . .

I thought the police officer was punched a couple of times according to the evidence.  One thing I have learned from my visits to the states is that you don't mess about with the cops.
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General discussion / Re: John Delaney singing Joe McDonnell
« Last post by theticklemister on Today at 02:17:07 PM »
Jim Boyce ain't too happy!
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General discussion / Re: Beer....
« Last post by blewuporstuffed on Today at 02:12:06 PM »
I drank a craft beer called 'Barefoot Bohemian' by some shower of crusties from Mitchelstown there a couple of weeks ago. It's a Pilsner, and they are the 8 degrees brewing company. It's nice stuff.

I also polished off a box of Cobra there last week after an Indian, that was nice, but maybe only because I was after eating an indian with their spices. All the lads from India I work with drink Kingfisher.

I'm stocking up with Erdinger Kristal and Staropraman for the Christmas. Any similar beers I should try instead?

Sam Adams is a nice beer.
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General discussion / Re: Car Servicing/Maintaince
« Last post by LeoMc on Today at 02:10:13 PM »
Does anyone know if it is still possible to reregister a car in NI if it has English plates since the DVLA was moved from Coleraine to Swansea? If so how do I go about it?
bump.
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General discussion / Re: Car Servicing/Maintaince
« Last post by LeoMc on Today at 02:09:49 PM »
Similar to ringing someone for the cure for an ailment. Wife stuck a post on fb asking if anyone had the number. Got it and rang him. Conversion went along the lines of Hi I've lost a set of car keys and his reply was was I've a vision of an out building.

I'd be fairly sceptical of this stuff but I've pulled rooms apart with no joy so if they're in the shed I'll b amazed

any update, were they in the shed or some other out building?
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General discussion / Re: Spotlight BBC1 now - Stormont MLAs rent scams
« Last post by LeoMc on Today at 02:07:24 PM »
Merely supplementing the average industrial wage.
without even realising they were doing it!
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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Last post by LeoMc on Today at 02:03:06 PM »
Any thoughts on the decision not to indict Darren Wilson over the death of Michael Brown and the subsequent reaction?

Rudy Giuliano didn't do himself any favours on Channel 4 news last night.
I will preface by saying that none of us have seen all the evidence that the Grand jury did but it does seem strange that they did not consider that there was even enough evidence to try Wilson.

From the bits of evidence I have read it would appear there was a struggle for the gun where the first shot was fired and it likely that Brown was not standing quietly with his hands up when he was shot but he was still 135 feet away when he was shot, far enough not to be a threat and far enough away that a significant number of shots missed the target completely. I would have thought there was a case to answer. At least there should have been an opportunity for Wilson to be cross examined on some of the weaker aspects of his story (he was big and scary, I thought he had a gun) to determine if perhaps he was simply not up to the job he was being asked to do or if there are wider issues (racism or lack of resource or simply that Police have lost control of the streets) which need to be addressed.

As regards the protests there were numerous peacful protests from Seattle to New York but riots in Ferguson (why respect the law when it does not respect you) are deemed the more newsworthy, a self fulfilling prophesy due to the timing of the anouncement. They only help further demonise the black population, see Fox news or Foxcommander for evidence of this.
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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Last post by CitySlicker11 on Today at 02:01:06 PM »
I wouldn't be entirely sure that football will prevail in the u21 final on Sunday, I can see this game boiling over again.
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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« Last post by theticklemister on Today at 02:00:58 PM »
Will many of our senior clubs teams be changing their manager this year?  Coleman has left Magherafelt, any others?

seems to be quiet on the manager merry go round so far...  any truth that Joe Cassidy is maybe heady for greenlough???

Mind the day he did his level 1 with me. Lovely fella, he then came down to Steelstown for a school match between his school in North Antrim ( I think) and some other school. I had to open and he remembered me and asking away about things with my coaching and about our club in general. lovely fella. Had a few good years with Derry but injury curtailed him I believe.
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General discussion / Re: John Delaney singing Joe McDonnell
« Last post by deiseach on Today at 01:57:37 PM »
Delaney seems to be engaging in a never-ending series of "look over there!" moments. Caught out allocating the tickets to his cronies? Look over there, the SFA didn't give us enough tickets and sold the ones they had in a manner that is likely to cause a riot! Caught out singing songs in an incident he would have preferred (whatever about the rightness or not of the particular tune) were kept out of the public domain? Look over there, persons or persons unnamed are abusing my girlfriend on Twitter, and I was so busy dealing with that that I couldn't stop third parties from trying to censor news outlets! It'd be funny if it weren't so pathetic. Actually scratch that, it is funny.
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