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General discussion / Re: Elections North and South
« on: Today at 06:04:56 PM »
The condescension from some posters in this thread is making me lol.

Moving the moral high ground to Olympus ... and beyoooooooonnnnnddddd
Aye itís shocking. But again itís just shinner bashing no matter how people try to dress it up. Letís look at Naomi Long, did she not as an MP vote in favour of airstrikes in the Middle East? yet people are trying to decide between her and Eastwood. Realistically, if youíre opposed to violence itís a no brainer...

Sure itís easy to dismiss criticism of Shinner bashing. Is John Finucane being bashed? Maybe he has that bit more ability. Andersonís political track record does get challenged for a reason

As far as I recall Long voted against Syrian strikes but for Iraqi strikes and was able to link that differential to conditions on the ground and options available within the timescale. She made the point that strikes alone were insufficient. The 40 odd MPs to vote against what alternatives did they point to and how would they have addressed the mass slaughter being perpetuated by IS?
Yes he got bashed quite publicly in the wake of becoming Lord Mayor by a so-called journalist/author promptly followed by a loyalist death threat.

I donít think the UK has any business in the Middle East full stop so Iíd prefer an MP that voted against all forms of military attacks abroad.

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General discussion / Re: Elections North and South
« on: Today at 01:40:01 PM »
The condescension from some posters in this thread is making me lol.

Moving the moral high ground to Olympus ... and beyoooooooonnnnnddddd
Aye itís shocking. But again itís just shinner bashing no matter how people try to dress it up. Letís look at Naomi Long, did she not as an MP vote in favour of airstrikes in the Middle East? yet people are trying to decide between her and Eastwood. Realistically, if youíre opposed to violence itís a no brainer...

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General discussion / Re: Elections North and South
« on: Today at 09:53:12 AM »
Martina Anderson, the IRA and her Disappeared Victims

https://irishpeaceprocess.blog/2019/05/20/martina-anderson-the-ira-and-her-disappeared-victims/

f**k didnít know Jamie Bryson was on the board

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GAA Discussion / Re: Would you be in favour of a second tier?
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:16:52 PM »
Just leave it as it is and start at focusing on making the weaker counties competitive. Fermanagh is a prime example. Made up of mostly water and the rest Protestants, they still manage to get their house in order and play to their potential.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Tyrone V Antrim - 25th May.
« on: May 22, 2019, 12:52:34 PM »
I don't get why this game is live and the likes of Down Armagh wasn't.
Probably not a bad thing. No home ground, the next best thing is live tv exposure.

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General discussion / Re: Elections North and South
« on: May 22, 2019, 12:50:12 PM »
Given that an MEP will do zero to advance the case of Nationalism or Unionism does anyone want to make the case why there 1st preference will be the top performer in the role if elected?
@DaireHughesSF has just tweeted a good summary of why Anderson should be 1st preference. Outperforms DUP/UUP combined over the last 5 years

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GAA Discussion / Re: Down v Armagh (Park Esler 16:00) 19/05/2019
« on: May 21, 2019, 09:14:22 AM »
Canít really add anything that hasnít been said. Entertaining but more because of two poor-ish enough teams

Jarly Og and OíNeill the two standouts for Armagh, Harrison and McKernan very good for Down. Debutants on both sides all put in good shifts.

On the incident with McGeeney, McKernan was acting the candyman all through the match slabbering away in players ears and demonstrating the lack of class one can only expect from someone from Burren so I have no qualms with Geezer giving him a gentle reminder to f**k up. Maybe not the best example for young fans watching but Iím sure the players didnít mind


You make it real easy to despise Armagh. Hope Cavan destroy yis.
Enjoy the qualifiers our fella

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GAA Discussion / Re: Down v Armagh (Park Esler 16:00) 19/05/2019
« on: May 20, 2019, 02:30:36 PM »
Canít really add anything that hasnít been said. Entertaining but more because of two poor-ish enough teams

Jarly Og and OíNeill the two standouts for Armagh, Harrison and McKernan very good for Down. Debutants on both sides all put in good shifts.

On the incident with McGeeney, McKernan was acting the candyman all through the match slabbering away in players ears and demonstrating the lack of class one can only expect from someone from Burren so I have no qualms with Geezer giving him a gentle reminder to f**k up. Maybe not the best example for young fans watching but Iím sure the players didnít mind

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GAA Discussion / Re: Down v Armagh (Park Esler 16:00) 19/05/2019
« on: May 16, 2019, 10:18:56 PM »
Team named

1. Blaine Hughes
2. Patrick Burns
3. Aaron McKay
4. Paul Hughes
5. Ryan Kennedy
6. Brendan Donaghy
7. Aidan Forker
8. Charlie Vernon
9. Jarlath Og Burns
10. Aidan Nugent
11. Ethan Rafferty
12. Jemar Hall
13. Rory Grugan
14. Rian OíNeill
15. Jamie Clarke

Whether thatís the team that takes to the field on Sunday remains to be seen

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General discussion / Re: Elections North and South
« on: May 14, 2019, 12:59:15 AM »
The bar is set pretty low when it comes to politicians here so I donít see what the obsession is with Martina Anderson other than a bit of old fashioned Sinn Fein bashing? Theyíre all pretty shite as individuals and politicians, she definitely doesnít have the monopoly in the department

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A banner supporting Soldier F in Lurgan now too.

There was obviously sufficient evidence for Soldier F to stand trial for killing innocent civilians, and the law will now take its course.

If a banner was erected in Derry in support of those who killed Lyra McKee, Iíd imagine everyone in the country would condemn it.

So whatís the difference with Soldier F? Why are these banners allowed to remain draped in town centres?

I honestly don't know why those rags aren't being cut down in the middle of the night. What sort of printing company agrees to even make a banner like that?!

Why arenít the coppers taking them down in broad daylight as soon as they go up? To show those who put them up that the law will take its course with Soldier F, and that these banners are insulting to those murdered on Bloody Sunday? Whereís the Chief Constable of the PSNIRUC in condemning these banners?

Nothing ever changes with those in charge of this shithole.
Because theyíre spineless c***ts, theyíll happily post all the PR shite of the day on their Facebook pages bleating about how hard a task they have in lifting 18 year olds with a bit of cannabis on them or seizing some boy racers 306, or sending in the cavalry to Kilwilkie to lift all 5 partipants in the dissies Easter parade... but to actually comment on those sickening banners means they have a responsibility to remove them and that actually might entail a bit of hard work. You can guarantee Iíd anyone was caught removing them though theyíd get slapped with a ďbreach of the peaceĒ charge

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I know fine rightly a lot of them wonít like it, and theyíre welcome to move to Britain if it is that unbearable.

Should that have been the attitude of Unionists towards nationalists?

"You're welcome to move down south if you find Northern Ireland so unbearable."
Well the thing is, many people from the north *did* move, many were forced to do so.  That was and still is the attitude among some of the more loyal citizens in NI today. Luckily, Unionists will never have to face what Irish nationalists endured back when they ran the show in the north. So if they donít like the democracy the option to flourish in post-brexit Britain is always there for them

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The OO is already funded left, right and centre as are the hundreds of flute bands that stomp the streets every summer. I would not want that to change in a united Ireland. What I would expect to change would be the flag and anthem, though I donít ever see there ever being any consensus there. Ulster Scots should also be looked after, in line with whatever demand there is to support it

Whatís the point? New anthem and flag, Unionists will recognise neither because they wonít be in the union no more. Accepting those two things goes against everything a unionist stands for.

In the same way that nationalists wouldnít recognise a new flag and anthem for NI because it goes against everything they stand for.
The point is accommodating unionists. I know fine rightly a lot of them wonít like it, and theyíre welcome to move to Britain if it is that unbearable.

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The OO is already funded left, right and centre as are the hundreds of flute bands that stomp the streets every summer. I would not want that to change in a united Ireland. What I would expect to change would be the flag and anthem, though I donít ever see there ever being any consensus there. Ulster Scots should also be looked after, in line with whatever demand there is to support it

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On the whole 50+1 thing, unionists are simply going to have to like it or lump it. The thing is, things will never be as bad for them in a United Ireland as they were for nationalists in the northern state and therefore scaremongering of violence is pointless. Unionists will be welcomed into a United Ireland. Likewise anyone who wishes is welcome to move to Britain.

Going to have to lump it?
Anyone who wishes is welcome to move to Britain

The very definition of welcome. Does this fit with SFís shared space or shared future or is it completely at odds with political nationalism and political republicanism?
How will it work with continuing power sharing in NI within a united ireland?
Forget Sinn Fein for a moment if you can, itís *MY* view of a shared future.

I canít abide loyalists at the best of times, and Iím sure you canít either, whether you care to admit it or not. Iím at the stage now where I care less and less for them and their community. Ordinary decent Unionists I have no issue with, they should be always be accommodated and have their concerns addressed in any future unified state.

Iím not a politician, I donít have a blueprint of how loyalists are going to seamlessly fit into a UI because I donít give a rats arse about them. Hopefully theyíll follow the example of Arlene (the leader of the party that does diddly squat for them but they vote for in their droves anyway) and make like a tree.

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