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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: November 16, 2017, 09:44:40 AM »
The Final Draw will take place on Friday 1 December at Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace.

 - and will be the most interesting part of the whole thing. Except maybe watching whether the Russians bother to rein in their hooligans or just decide to let them at it on the visiting fans.

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: November 16, 2017, 09:32:56 AM »
They expected 450,000+ visitors.
if each viisitor spends an average of 2k what a boost to the economy it would have been.
Ireland is a very small country easy to get around

Have you tried to get from Letterkenny to Tralee?
bus to Dublin train to Tralee
And 10 hours after you set off you'd reach your destination. What's that - average of 50km/hr?
was there going to be games in Tralee and letterkenny featuring the same teams ? If not what's ur point.

Exactly the final list of grounds would have been Aviva, Croke, PuC, Thomond, Ravenhill, Casement, Pearse and Kllarney so all in cities except Killarney but it is the tourist centre of Ireland so all could have coped just fine. The infrastructure is a red herring. Ravenhill was rebuilt for 20million so a similar amount thrown at Pearse and Killarney would have got them up to spec. The only problem i see on the list is the lack of any progress being made on Casement. Looking forward to the games against Wales and Scotland next year. joe wont need much of a team talk lol

Kilarney being the tourist center of Ireland is news to me and probably the rest of the country too.

Spend the money on sports grants and better roads if you want to do real good.

Have you ever been to Killarney? It would host a WC rugby match and hardly notice the extra few thousand people in the town. There are more hotels in the Killarney area than in any other centre in Ireland, bar Dublin and Galway.

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General discussion / Re: The same-sex marriage referendum debate
« on: November 16, 2017, 09:23:10 AM »
Broken down by age and sex - supply your own punchline.

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GAA Discussion / Re: O'Byrne Cup 2018
« on: November 16, 2017, 09:21:42 AM »
I see we're already joint leaders in The Group Of Death. This could be our year.

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General discussion / Re: America`s Gun Culture
« on: November 06, 2017, 10:38:53 AM »
Most people share your despair, heganboy, but maybe there's hope, even in a democracy where dollars count more than votes.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ballyragget GAC
« on: October 27, 2017, 04:13:08 PM »
Hurling leaves football in the shade. And we're talking a fair lot of shade under dem tings.

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General discussion / Re: Theresa May to honor Cumann na mban
« on: October 27, 2017, 10:27:09 AM »
It was probably the "Countess" title that threw them.

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General discussion / Re: Ibrahim Halawa
« on: October 25, 2017, 07:44:17 PM »
Who knew so many Northern GAA people supported the incarceration of the Birmingham Six and Guildford Four?

Thankfully the Halawa case has exposed these people's real views, given that there is essentially no difference between it and those cases.

Well thats your opinion, but plenty of people have a different opinion

They went to Egypt and willingly participated in an act of civil unrest against a military dictatorship.

Maybe they should watch a few episodes of Locked up Abroad before chosing the location of next years holiday
How interesting that you're defending the incarceration of an innocent Irish citizen.

We can all guess why that is.

He brought it on himself.  If you think Im saying that because Im rascist, well thats your opinion and your perfectly entitled to it . This is a discussion board....thats what people do.....share opinions

She was wearing a short skirt. So she got raped.
He walked down the wrong street. So he got mugged.
She said something to provoke him. So she got murdered.

They brought it on themselves.

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General discussion / Re: Orange Order Museum in Belfast and Loughgall
« on: October 24, 2017, 10:28:24 AM »
Not at all.Considering a concept as heresy does not equate to bigotry,which is extreme irrational hatred.

You couldn't make it up.

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General discussion / Re: Orange Order Museum in Belfast and Loughgall
« on: October 23, 2017, 06:48:56 PM »
When the OO issues statements
condemning the placing of their neighbours' National flag on illegal bonfires,
Condemning burning photos of their neighbours' political representatives on illegal bonfires
Condemning bands who take part in their parades playing offensive
music outside Catholic Churches 
Condemning the louts who attach themselves to Orange parades
And requesting that all of the above disgraceful activities cease.
Telling us they've terminated the membership of the terrorist who drove a car into a crowd of people

I might well start to view them somewhat more favourably.
Until then I will hold the view that the OO is a bigoted anti Catholic organisation and reasonably prejudicially believe that obviously the males who belong to it must share those views.
Fixed that there for you.


A further revision.

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General discussion / Re: JFK Papers to be releaased.
« on: October 23, 2017, 06:40:54 PM »
Where's Lee Harvey Oswald today when you need him?

I know your question is rhetorical, but it's an opportunity to post one of the great news pictures.

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General discussion / Re: The Great Tracker Mortgages Robbery
« on: October 23, 2017, 06:22:42 PM »
Is the 'crime' not that the banks were 'advising' customers that foregoing their tracker mortgages was a better financial option for them (their customers)?  Which it wasn't.
I don't think so. At the time the ECB rate was relatively high and so switching from the tracker for a fixed period made obvious sense. The unwillingness to allow lenders to revert to the tracker is the issue I'm aware of.


Surely this is the point though - they were told they would be able to revert and when they wanted to they were told different, is that not correct?
either way the borrower made a choice maybe a bad one but their choice.
as for bad advice what the difference between that and a car sales man telling you that a Toyota is better than a Volkswagen or a Skoda, it still buyer beware .
my reading is that everyone knows they banks are a soft target  and any kind of pressure can be put on them and with all the stage booing and hissing and they're own vurnerable state cpuld very well make them five in .

f some one has written evidence that they would be allowed back on a tracker then they have a very good chance in a courtroom of getting compensation and should do that otherwise its just hearsay even then it would be a breach of contract rather than a Crime?

The Capitalist  recovery system was a bail of of the institution of the bank to the benefit of   Account holders Big and small   and the Bond holders. all the top guys got sacked (except for boucher who brought BOI back to profitability and repaid all GOV Monies) the shareholders got slaughtered, and cheques were honered and the bondholders kept issuing loans and the world went on after a few bumpy months/years

Even the banks themselves are not as enthusiastic in defence of their actions as yourself. In fact, they've stopped defending them, admitted that they were wrongful, agreed to refund the money embezzled and are considering the level of compensation that will be  offered. You don't compensate somebody for doing them good or for an action that is not wrongful.

"Wrongful" is simply a weasel word for "criminal" in this case, since, as I said in a previous post, obtaining money bywrongful means is theft.

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General discussion / Re: The Great Tracker Mortgages Robbery
« on: October 23, 2017, 02:04:28 PM »
What law have the b**tards broken though?

Theft is a crime, at least for ordinary people. Pilfering a person's assets to the tune of tens of thousands by deception, lying, fraud and breach of contract is a particularly odious form of theft.

Woodie Guthrie put it better:
As through this world I've wandered
I've seen all kinds of men;
Some will rob you with a six-gun,
And some with a fountain pen.

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General discussion / Re: JFK Papers to be releaased.
« on: October 22, 2017, 06:06:23 PM »
Who needs to wait for the official papers? Just ask Seamus.

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