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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: July 23, 2017, 05:42:12 PM »
Who is "Pocohontas" and why are you calling her that?

I believe he is referring to Elizabeth Warren. Senator from Massachusetts. She has a small piece of Native American Dna in her and it is what the right use to denigrate her. She is one of the few people who have taken on Wall Street and won. The right are scared "shitless" of her. Do not understand why Stew is so dismissive, she would be of a similar stripe to Bernie Sanders but smarter and Stew supported Bernie until recently. But I forgot Stew is a perfectly balanced Harps man. He has a chip on both shoulders.


Elizabeth Warren fraudently claimed to be a Native American and took a job at the expense of a "real" minority as a lecturer at Harvard.

I think she got paid close to $400K to teach ONE class at Harvard, yet rants and raves about college affordability and student debt


She had bough foreclosed properties and flipped them for a profit


She lives in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Boston and her house is worth anywhere from $1M to $5M


She is what one would refer to as a limousine liberal.  I actually like some of her ideas, but she would win a gold medal on the Olympics for hypocrisy if sucha competition existed

Can someone not earn a lot of money and live in an expensive house and not care about others? "Anywhere from $1mn to $5mn". That is a helluva range which only goes to show you haven't a clue (nor do I). To care about others should you take a vow of poverty?

Yaaaawwwwwnnn. .......Well if you knew anything about mandatory disclosures....politicians give a range of what various assets are worth....this is the number she submitted...so maybe you are the one who doesn't have a clue

I quite clearly said I didn't have a clue. However, the fact reading is a problem for you might explain how you missed answering the question asked. It might also explain your inability to explore beyond an echo chamber.

Lectues about inequality from 1% wealthy elites who inhabit the Ivory towers ring hollow with me. 

Having lived almost exclusively in Blue States for the past 25 years, I have seen these people in action time and time again........and its not pretty.  Theres a person in my town who has a "We are the 99%" bumper sticker on her Prius.  She and her husband (whos a surgeon) almost litigated their unfortunate neighbor into the poor house. (He had inherited the house from his grandmother). At the heel of the hunt, he had to put his house on the market and then couldnt sell it because the 99%'rs next door were such cvnts no one wanted to live beside them.  THEY then bough the house on the cheap, and promptly knocked it so that they could extend their garden.  Lovely people

Edit:  Last time I checked....they also had an Elizabeth Warren sticker on their car

And ... ?

Elizabeth Warren is a fraud and a phony
OK - I had no idea. Thanks for the information.

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and so are her supporters

Your little parable does was interesting, but don't try to use it as evidence for this conclusion.

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...at least the ones I know

Ah yes.

Absolute classic alt-right diversion. An immigrant mugged an old lady in my town. Therefore immigrants are causing an increase in crime rates. And we know the opposite is true - crime rates are lower in high-immigration areas. But Tucker Carlson's audience won't ever hear that.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: July 23, 2017, 04:36:04 PM »
Who is "Pocohontas" and why are you calling her that?

I believe he is referring to Elizabeth Warren. Senator from Massachusetts. She has a small piece of Native American Dna in her and it is what the right use to denigrate her. She is one of the few people who have taken on Wall Street and won. The right are scared "shitless" of her. Do not understand why Stew is so dismissive, she would be of a similar stripe to Bernie Sanders but smarter and Stew supported Bernie until recently. But I forgot Stew is a perfectly balanced Harps man. He has a chip on both shoulders.


Elizabeth Warren fraudently claimed to be a Native American and took a job at the expense of a "real" minority as a lecturer at Harvard.

I think she got paid close to $400K to teach ONE class at Harvard, yet rants and raves about college affordability and student debt


She had bough foreclosed properties and flipped them for a profit


She lives in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Boston and her house is worth anywhere from $1M to $5M


She is what one would refer to as a limousine liberal.  I actually like some of her ideas, but she would win a gold medal on the Olympics for hypocrisy if sucha competition existed

Can someone not earn a lot of money and live in an expensive house and not care about others? "Anywhere from $1mn to $5mn". That is a helluva range which only goes to show you haven't a clue (nor do I). To care about others should you take a vow of poverty?

Yaaaawwwwwnnn. .......Well if you knew anything about mandatory disclosures....politicians give a range of what various assets are worth....this is the number she submitted...so maybe you are the one who doesn't have a clue

I quite clearly said I didn't have a clue. However, the fact reading is a problem for you might explain how you missed answering the question asked. It might also explain your inability to explore beyond an echo chamber.

Lectues about inequality from 1% wealthy elites who inhabit the Ivory towers ring hollow with me. 

Having lived almost exclusively in Blue States for the past 25 years, I have seen these people in action time and time again........and its not pretty.  Theres a person in my town who has a "We are the 99%" bumper sticker on her Prius.  She and her husband (whos a surgeon) almost litigated their unfortunate neighbor into the poor house. (He had inherited the house from his grandmother). At the heel of the hunt, he had to put his house on the market and then couldnt sell it because the 99%'rs next door were such cvnts no one wanted to live beside them.  THEY then bough the house on the cheap, and promptly knocked it so that they could extend their garden.  Lovely people

Edit:  Last time I checked....they also had an Elizabeth Warren sticker on their car

And ... ?

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General discussion / Re: Classic Irish advertisements
« on: July 21, 2017, 09:36:59 PM »
Didn't know that. Who?

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General discussion / Re: Documentaries
« on: July 21, 2017, 10:42:33 AM »
Zoo. Monkeys. Don't talk to them. They're not listening, only chattering to get your attention. If you do react, all you'll probably get from the interaction is a fistful of shite thrown at you.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Gaelic Football on TV
« on: July 21, 2017, 12:46:53 AM »
 ;D

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General discussion / Re: Classic Irish advertisements
« on: July 20, 2017, 06:40:30 PM »
In the 1970s the Irish Army (the official one) had some corny ones which stood out. There was one for the "elite" rangers, where a fully uniformed troop were out running on a country track, singing a  call response, "we are rangers" "jolly jolly rangers"  :D

Here's one from the '70s for the regular troop.

https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=582_1498850405

It was corny, but it wasn't "jolly jolly rangers", it was "mighty mighty rangers".

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General discussion / Re: Shell to Sea
« on: July 18, 2017, 05:41:39 PM »
Now yer suckin' diesel crude oil!

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: July 18, 2017, 11:14:23 AM »
They have beefed up the analysis with Shefflin in the hurling and Gooch for football. These are two of the greatest players of the modern era. And it's interesting to watch the dynamics of the clowns when they talk to them. The big question is how the 2 legends will influence the discourse.  Will they manage to drag the clowns to a higher standard? Or will they fall to the level of the clowns and start talking shite ?

Gerlock was on after the Cork Tipp match writing poetry to Munster hurling , so happy that Henry could share it.

I actually think Shefflin is one of the weakest hurling pundits

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General discussion / Re: The Open 2017
« on: July 18, 2017, 10:59:43 AM »
Let's not have this discussion.

It's the Open Championship because it's the original open championship in golf. It's entitlement, not a sense of entitlement.

Ah no. Let's have it anyway. I'll put the argument for the opposing view. It's another (OK, tiny) example of the cultural imperialism that makes a security guard at Manchester Airport feel free to abuse Irish people on the assumption that the British way of doing things is right by default and the Irish one wrong for the same reason. Even though the truth is the opposite. 

Only, in that case, Seanie's wife not being a forelock-tugging peasant who would stand for such shite, the casual assumption of superiority wasn't facilitated by the responding cultural cringe that compels some Irish people to refer to the Irish army, for instance, when they mean the army - our army. Or the mainland, when they mean Great Britain. Or even to think the term 'Great Britian' means that the UK state is great.

There - whooda thunk the name of a golf tournament was related to the behaviour of a security man? Everything's connected.

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General discussion / Re: Shell to Sea
« on: July 18, 2017, 10:38:23 AM »
Look, which part of "we tax the arse out of them when there's something to tax" do you not understand?

Read carefully:
We don't impose a punitive tax regime on exploration - i.e when there's nothing to tax only losses. We apply the maximum amount of tax we can, not now, but at some future time IF, then WHEN the exploration has found resources worth exploiting. We incentivise exploration or it won't happen. We apply a Norway-style 70%, feckit 90% tax if we can get away with it, when the oil is flowing, which will never happen if the exploration doesn't happen. And which will never happen if the exploration finds nothing. Clear?

So, back to my question - why are all the oil and gas companies ignoring our supposed handout bonanza, but still exploring off Norway, 70% tax and all?

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General discussion / Re: Shell to Sea
« on: July 17, 2017, 11:17:22 PM »
My question was first. But the fact that you can ask a question like that having read what I've posted doesn't make me expect a reasonable answer.

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General discussion / Re: Shell to Sea
« on: July 17, 2017, 09:53:53 PM »
The statement that we tax the arse out of them is bollix. See my previous post about the generosity of the terms we offer

Where are all the oil and gas companies, who surely must be jumping over each other to avail of this generosity?

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General discussion / Re: Shell to Sea
« on: July 17, 2017, 08:04:45 PM »
I get your point and it's reasonably well made except for one completely inaccurate statement


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We tax the arse out of them when there's something to tax.

That's complete bollix


Elaborate

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General discussion / Re: Shell to Sea
« on: July 17, 2017, 06:35:32 PM »
All this shows is a poorly managed and planned project will still lose money even if it seems impossible to do so. This project was clearly flawed from the start and that has undoubtedly caused huge losses that were very avoidable. How come Shell only have a 45% stake in the Corrib Field to sell though? I think these backs of an envelope calculations of profit and loss might not be entirely telling the full story.

Sorry Hardy but to say government policy has been vindicated because of this article is simply a ridiculous comment. Statoil are happy enough to remain involved. So are the Canadian buyers of this stake. Someone's making money and it isn't our government (well the Gardaí and the contractors they protected made shit loads of cash as well).

OK, to call this one example a vindication might be a bit strong, but there's absolutely no doubt that it would be lunatic for the state to embark on speculative exploration. And the taxi-driver analysis we hear all the time about taxing the arse out of companies who might be interested in exploring our waters for resources is ludicrous. The proof of that is very simple - if we're giving the oil and gas companies a bonanza with cut price access to our teeming resources, where are they all?

No government can get away with taxing losses. And exploration is loss-making until the oil/gas starts to flow. We tax the arse out of them when there's something to tax. IF there's something to tax. When they've spent THEIR money, not ours to find out if there's anything there.

In the meantime, we give them tax incentives to take the risk of exploring, so that we don't have to bear the cost ourselves. That's exactly the right policy. That's how Norway did it and today I think the Norwegian exchequer gets 70% of every oil dollar.

We could make the taxi drivers happy and never get the chance to exploit whatever wealth might be there. It would be economic nonsense, but we'd be able to say proudly that we never gave tax incentives to fat cat oil companies.

Ireland offers the second most generous terms of any nation

You don't get the point, do you?

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: July 15, 2017, 07:22:21 PM »
Don't worry about it - Milltown said it'll be grand

Where did I say it will be grand? I've always said wait and see, not in control of it but the amount of experts on here is embarrassing...

Flight to Orlando yesterday from Belfast was full, apparently they have tripled their flights next year from Belfast due to the high demand...

You do know Brexit hasn't happened yet?

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