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General discussion / Re: Celebrities that you admire
« on: January 03, 2019, 04:34:53 AM »
Michael O Leary

OK, not everyones cup of tea. However, look at the colossal changes his company have made to aviation. Trips possible to the UK and further afield for the price of a train ticket. Ryanair the biggest airline in Europe coming out of a country with 5m inhabitants. Every other airline out there scurrying to keep up with the innovations of low fare flying. I see my parents have traveled on city breaks to cities all over Europe on a shoe string budget, something they could never have dreamed off when they were young.

Surely Ireland's greatest ever business man and he pays his taxes in Ireland too.

About the only thing going for him paying tax in Ireland, but the most ignorant Anti worker silver spoon in mouth clongowes boy grotesque sc**bag tgat the country has ever produced.....

+1 Odious little cnut

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General discussion / Re: What have you never done or seen in your life?
« on: December 31, 2018, 06:22:29 PM »
Done both... at the same time

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: December 19, 2018, 09:35:39 PM »
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/dr-graham-gudgin-a-united-ireland-is-far-from-inevitable-and-here-is-why-37639295.html

Gudgin is hardly an independent, non-partisan voice. He's like the wee Dutch boy with his finger in the dyke (ooh err, missus). Basically ignores the impact of Brexit and the DUP's arousal of the nationalist electorate
I would agree with you, even though we will need to wait see the impact of Brexit as it plays out.  He does still raise a few interesting points.

What's the oul adage? There are lies, damned lies, and then there are statistics  ;)

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: December 19, 2018, 07:09:01 PM »
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/dr-graham-gudgin-a-united-ireland-is-far-from-inevitable-and-here-is-why-37639295.html

Gudgin is hardly an independent, non-partisan voice. He's like the wee Dutch boy with his finger in the dyke (ooh err, missus). Basically ignores the impact of Brexit and the DUP's arousal of the nationalist electorate

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: December 17, 2018, 08:04:45 PM »
Thoroughly odious human being

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: December 13, 2018, 08:57:14 PM »

(1) A UI should only happen with a supermajority.

Don't you support the GFA then?

Do I have to support every word in every line to broadly agree with it?

There was a supermajority in 1918 and it was ignored by the Brits. Never again. 50%+1 is all the 'supermajority' that's needed
There wasn't even a bare majority for an independent Irish state in the 1918 General Election. Sinn Fein only got 46.9% of the vote.

The Irish Parliamentary Party supported Home Rule, not an independent state outside the United Kingdom.

One third of the Sinn Fein MPs were returned unopposed to the 46.9% greatly understates Sinn Fein support.
It may well do.

But on actual votes, they didn't have a majority.

Had those seats been contested, it's unlikely they would have got much more than 55% of the total vote, if even that.

It was was claimed by another poster that they had a "supermajority".

A "supermajority" is a very nebulous concept.

55% would certainly have been a decent majority, but I think by any definition of what a "supermajority" is, 55% isn't it.

In my imagination a "supermajority" would be two-thirds of the vote plus one, or at minimum the 60% that the US Senate classes as a "supermajority".

You are talking about votes for parties. This would be a referendum. A supermajority would mean that the vote of an individual unionist who voted against UI would mean more than the vote of an individual nationalist who backed UI. What happened to one person, one vote? Unionists have ridden roughshod over the concept of democracy in Ireland for long enough, Those days are over.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: December 13, 2018, 05:46:18 PM »

(1) A UI should only happen with a supermajority.

Don't you support the GFA then?

Do I have to support every word in every line to broadly agree with it?

There was a supermajority in 1918 and it was ignored by the Brits. Never again. 50%+1 is all the 'supermajority' that's needed

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: December 11, 2018, 11:12:48 PM »
By the way where in hells blazes are SF, unless they are in bed with Leo and Coveney and have agreed to keep their heads down??

Why would they get involved... the Brits and the DUP are tearing their 'precious Union' apart in front of our very eyes ... don't disturb your enemy when they're f**king it up

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: December 07, 2018, 02:10:08 PM »
It doesn't matter who you elect, the Government will still be in charge.

These lads and ladies are all just figureheads, career politicians with never an original thought in their lives.

Exactly.

Since the current system obviously doesn't work - case in point - our local clowns (minster versions) being too stupid to know that our other local clowns (civil servant versions) didn't have a scooby when it came to RHI - you need someone competent coming in and overseeing it.

The Electorate are at fault. They elect them.
Mark Durkan is widely regarded as one of the best Parliamentarians around. He would be a serious asset at this moment in time. Who did the good people of Foyle vote for? Elisha McCallion lol.

Aye, dead on. He could stop Brexit singlehandedly with his brilliant debating skills, laying waste to his opponents' arguments in the Commons while firing bolts of lightning out of his arse and fireballs out of his eyes. How dare the people of Foyle reject such a great Parliamentarian and serious asset. What a bunch of f**king idiots they are...

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 21, 2018, 05:17:05 PM »
Given the job Michael O'Neill has done with Norn Iron coming from the LOI, it would be ridiculous to look past Kenny. He has a philosophy of playing which he implements wherever he goes, and tries to improve players to fit that style of play - rather than just shrugging his shoulders, saying we're crap and resorting to hoofing it - a la trap and the last days of Martin O'Neill.

+1

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General discussion / Re: The Best Burger?
« on: November 20, 2018, 11:31:18 PM »
The 'Dirty Burger' at Captain Mike's pub on the harbour in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Best ever.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 12, 2018, 04:48:12 PM »
http://eamonnmallie.com/2018/11/northern-ireland-will-be-more-british-than-ever-post-brexit-by-david-mcnarry/

Unionists getting more triumphalist as the Brexit endgame edges closer.
That is one of the most delusional articles I have read in quite some time. Impressively way off the mark.

McNarry is a certified nutjob. The only person who gives that balloon any credence is Nolan... enough said  ::)

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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 12, 2018, 02:04:04 AM »
Many of those that served in the two world wars were conscripted and didn't have a choice. I know at 18 I might have been full of bravado....but truth be told I'd have shit myself in all probability if called up. Would all the Irish men on here answer the call....if Ireland went to war......or would they be claiming Britishness?

There was no conscription in Ireland. And considering Ireland, unlike the British, never had any desire to invade other countries, murder their people and exploit their resources, I'm trying to think of anyone who would want to go to war with Ireland.

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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 11, 2018, 03:29:15 PM »
Now they're complaining about a witch-hunt against their brave boys. They can stick their f**king poppy up their holes.

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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 11, 2018, 01:23:20 AM »
f**k, that English teacher at St Paul's was operating under false pretences judging by the shite you spout

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