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« Reply #7005 on: August 02, 2020, 04:47:36 PM »
Just seeing that Film Director Alan Parker died on Friday, aged 76.

Most notably he directed The Commitments and Angelaís Ashes.
And one of my favourite films, Mississippi Burning

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« Reply #7006 on: August 02, 2020, 09:52:35 PM »
Just seeing that Film Director Alan Parker died on Friday, aged 76.

Most notably he directed The Commitments and Angelaís Ashes.
And one of my favourite films, Mississippi Burning

Great movie. Gene Hackman was such a powerful actor, and the rest of the cast was excellent compared to the reality.

Unfortunately the story played a bit too strongly on the white saviour theme.

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« Reply #7007 on: August 03, 2020, 09:21:33 AM »
John Hume

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« Reply #7008 on: August 03, 2020, 09:29:48 AM »
A genuine titan of our recent history. RIP.
"Never mind your why. Why ain't in your repetoire no more n***a"

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« Reply #7009 on: August 03, 2020, 09:37:17 AM »
A titan indeed.
R.I.P John.
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« Reply #7010 on: August 03, 2020, 09:38:15 AM »
A genuine titan of our recent history. RIP.
A strong case to be made that there has never been a greater one in our history, ever.


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« Reply #7011 on: August 03, 2020, 09:40:13 AM »
Derry and Ireland's Finest.

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« Reply #7012 on: August 03, 2020, 09:52:32 AM »
What a legacy this man leaves behind. 
Ireland's hero.

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« Reply #7013 on: August 03, 2020, 10:00:39 AM »
What a legacy this man leaves behind. 
Ireland's hero.

An absolute Giant.
Uniquely at the time, he was prepared to sacrifice party political success for the greater good. Many in the SDLP opposed his approach , understandably anxious about party political suicide, but he knew the ultimate prize for all, was worth the risk.

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« Reply #7014 on: August 03, 2020, 10:08:04 AM »
What a legacy this man leaves behind. 
Ireland's hero.

An absolute Giant.
Uniquely at the time, he was prepared to sacrifice party political success for the greater good. Many in the SDLP opposed his approach , understandably anxious about party political suicide, but he knew the ultimate prize for all, was worth the risk.

I was about to post something similar. A great man who was only in politics for the benefit of others. How the world could be doing with people of his quality now. RIP
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« Reply #7015 on: August 03, 2020, 10:19:47 AM »
Not that he would care, such was the measure of the man, but it feels so unjust that he won't be able to have the massive celebration of his life that he deserves. 
I hope someone creative can come up with some means befitting of John Hume for those of us who want to to pay our respects.

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« Reply #7016 on: August 03, 2020, 10:30:03 AM »
RIP John.

Came across as a real genuine person and when he left the stage was sadly missed.

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« Reply #7017 on: August 03, 2020, 10:33:07 AM »
Not that he would care, such was the measure of the man, but it feels so unjust that he won't be able to have the massive celebration of his life that he deserves. 
I hope someone creative can come up with some means befitting of John Hume for those of us who want to to pay our respects.

And in light of recent funerals I really hope that thereís no more ammunition given to people to jump on the bandwagon!

As for the man himself, powerful figure and his peaceful approach canít be bettered in my opinion .

A proper service for everyone when itís safe to have larger gatherings would be best
Anything I post is not the view of the County Board!! Nobody died in the making of this post ;-)

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« Reply #7018 on: August 03, 2020, 10:34:34 AM »
In my opinion John Hume was a great man and leader and I dont use those terms lightly. Its so sad he himself had suffered to the extent that he didn't know or remember his own incredible achievements. RIP.

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« Reply #7019 on: August 03, 2020, 11:00:23 AM »
He sacrificed his own party for the peace process. Always more interested in the greater good, I cant think of another politician who you could also attribute them comments too. I read a quote of his earlier this morning; "politics is the alternative to war." Says it all really.