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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Last post by J70 on Today at 02:23:43 AM »
It would be grand if the US supreme court justices were all robots who could parse an issue and look to the constitution in a cold, objective, scientific manner, but they're not. In the real world they all bring their own biases, influences and political motivations to bear in their job, which is partly why it can't be left up to just one of them. This so-called "calling balls and strikes" approach is rhetorical nonsense, but even if one does subscribe to originalism or textualism at least as a guiding principle, why is that objectively better than the "living document" approach? And if we are so concerned about the founders and what was thought at the time a law or amendment was passed, one thing we know for sure about the founders is that they were very concerned about tyranny of the majority (although these days its more the over-represented minority which is the problem) and the dangers of populism. And let's not forget that the Warren court was abhorred by the right for its supposed "judicial activism", starting with Brown. That arguments have since been made for the Brown decision from an originalist perspective doesn't change how they were perceived for years. They and subsequent courts correctly got out ahead of the government and the electorate on a whole range of issues, not just segregation, and people's lives have benefited from that.

Personally, I'm perfectly fine with the constitution being interpreted through a modern lens. Hopefully Alito's decision doesn't lead to the rollback of many of the gains society has reaped from that approach. Otherwise, good luck winning back any of those rights with the Republican party holding so much power.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« Last post by Tyrone2021 on Today at 12:44:56 AM »
In terms of senior division, errigal (7) possibly 8 of younger canavan gets called up, dromore (4) and Carrickmore (4) are the teams most effected by star games
Trillick also 4
Who are the 7 errigal men ?

Darragh McAnenley, Niall Kelly, Peter Harte, Joe Oguz, Ben McDonnell, Darragh Canavan but not sure who the 7th is….

Was told cormac quinn has joined the panel. Young corner back previously captained Tyrone u20s
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General discussion / Re: The official Everton FC Supporters thread
« Last post by clarshack on Today at 12:21:24 AM »
Massive win. Fair play, although a pitch invasion probably a bit much  ;D
oh hello it's the celebration police 🙄
it's passion, emotion, relief rolled into one. Anyone that has any connection to a team in any sport can see that.

Reminded me of All-Ireland Finals at the final whistle before the PC Brigade stopped it all. Was great to see this evening.
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General discussion / Re: The official Everton FC Supporters thread
« Last post by JoG2 on Today at 12:16:33 AM »
Massive win. Fair play, although a pitch invasion probably a bit much  ;D
oh hello it's the celebration police 🙄
it's passion, emotion, relief rolled into one. Anyone that has any connection to a team in any sport can see that.

110% (Derry man), enjoy it.
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Amazing, stunning, brave. When's the DVD?
Are you another Liverpool supporter feeling sick that Everton avoided relegation?

That's the connection between the players and the Fans! Feck tonight's result was a big big deal especially after going 2 down!

It's important to enjoy such an occasion.

Everton maintained their long stint in the Top division. That's something to celebrate when it was nearly taken away!

And here is a Liverpool supporter that understands the situation.
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Update on Munster Minor Football 2022:


Phase 1 Round 1: Clare 4-18 Waterford 0-4
Phase 1 Round 1: Tipperary 1-15 Limerick 1-8

Phase 1 Round 2: Waterford 2-3 Tipperary 3-20
Phase 1 Round 2: Limerick 2-8 Clare 0-9

Phase 1 Round 3: Clare 1-8 Tipperary 3-12
Phase 1 Round 3 Waterford 0-9 Limerick 1-16
 
Phase 1 Final: Top Two after 3 Rounds above: Tipperary v Limerick 5/5

Semi-Final: Kerry v Cork 12/5 Kerry venue

Semi-Final: Phase 1 Winner (Tipperary or Limerick) v Loser of Kerry v Cork 19/5 - Phase 1 winner has home advantage

Munster Final: 1/6

minors latest:

semi-final 1: Kerry 1-16 Cork 0-5

semi-final 2 is round robin winner v semifinal 1 loser:  Tipperary 1-13 Cork 3-20


Final: Cork v Kerry at Cork venue, 7:30pm on Wednesday, 1 June
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General discussion / Re: What is the most likely future of Northern Ireland ?
« Last post by trileacman on May 19, 2022, 11:45:47 PM »
I always thought that SF / SDLP we’re missing out badly in not chasing the foreign workers vote here, surely there is 30/40,000 non nationals who are eligible to vote also (I may be wrong on this), getting these onside would make a massive difference and would almost certainly ensure victory.

A demographic who mostly either originate from Communist Bloc states, banana republics or African autocracy's. In my experience they've an aversion to politics and government authority that is more than understandable given the cnuts they're used to seeing in charge. Very few I've ever met could give a rat's arse about politics much less the constitutional position of Northern Ireland. Because of the basket case governments they and their parents have fled from it's very difficult to get them to engage with anything even remotely government related. Which is perhaps best exemplified with the evidence that non-nationals are the demographic most likely to distrust the safety of Covid vaccines.
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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Last post by Wildweasel74 on May 19, 2022, 11:45:41 PM »
Cassidy was the best Derry player of that team and he's even really got a chance yet. Alot of the very good players on that team were antrim lads.
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