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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Laois
« on: Today at 12:45:55 AM »
Only only about 40 hours to go. I'm beside myself at this stage. I don't think I can stand the tension.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 21, 2018, 02:36:19 PM »
There was a segment on CBS world news ( not exactly a trump love fest), but they interviewed a poor woman from along the border, who was thinking of crossing  the border with her grandson , but now was afraid to in case they would be separated.
Reporter asked her why she was going to US , she replied, “ the Cartels have killed the rest of my family and she was afraid to stay. “  is that also Trump’s fault ?
I also think it is terrible separating families, but if folks believe that all the blame lies with Trump, they are off their rocker.
The liberal media in the US are scrambling right now for anything negative.
The economy is booming, unemployment is at 3.8% , ie, full employment
the FBI nonsense is coming to a head , and they need something to distract the American people about feeling good about themselves.
There isn't full employment. the labor participation rate never recovered from 2008
https://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS11300000

Most of the new jobs don't pay much either.
If the economy was booming the Fed wouldn't be in charge

Do you live in the US,
If not how can you be an expert on what new jobs pay. What do you define as not much.

I do not agree with everything Trump is doing, but I can tell you that the US economy is booming, main reasons;
Individual tax cuts, corporate tax cuts and a whole lot less regulation, all of which are encouraging businesses especially small ones to expand.


That's nothing to how the economy will boom when the wars start. And that's not even the trade wars I'm talking about.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Concerned Gaels
« on: June 21, 2018, 02:32:31 PM »
I don't know what possesses people to bring Palestinian flags or any flags outside of their own county to a football match.  Have people nothing better to be at?  There's a time and place. Is it really because folk feel some empathy for others' plight or is it just a chance to stick two fingers up at unionists. Knowing how both sides here think I'd guess it's the latter sadly.

On the drive to Cork for a game a couple of weeks there was a lad outside Charleville selling flags to Cork and Limerick fans. Alongside the usual Cork and Limerick flags with the county crests, he had a plethora of colourful flags for sale including the flag of the Confederacy, Japan, Japan rising sun, Poland (!), Austria, Palestine, Some sort of green skull and crossbones effort, and others. I don't think any were really supposed to convey political meaning, but are just masses of colours, some of which are the county colours. The Palestine one probably stood out the most, because of the black, and the Confederate flag obviously sticks out now too, but they were just part of a much larger colourful explosion.

The skull and crossbones is the flag of UCC sports teams, but I don't think it's usually in green.

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: June 21, 2018, 02:21:00 PM »
What were his last words?

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: June 21, 2018, 02:20:26 PM »
Cork people On TV and radio, and I’m thinking of Matt Cooper in particular, saying left in place of let.
“100 people left go from a company”
“He wouldn’t be left do that”

The word is f**king let

Cooper in particular seems to have decided it’s the cool thing to do

Don't start me on that. I have to live among them. And it's not only 'leave' for 'let'. They do the direct opposite as well. A Cork person will say, 'let your worries behind you and don't leave them get you down'. And if you tell them they're wrong they'll just feel sorry for you because you're not from Cork. And they won't be joking.

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General discussion / Re: Excel Questions
« on: June 21, 2018, 11:47:28 AM »
Sorry, checked again - it is already .xls not .xlsx.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 21, 2018, 11:45:46 AM »
Manifest destiny, don't you know.

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General discussion / Re: Excel Questions
« on: June 21, 2018, 10:56:17 AM »
Yes - saving as .xlsx file.

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General discussion / Re: British State Collusion
« on: June 21, 2018, 09:32:35 AM »
I heard, but can't verify the source, that the new evidence may include ballistics analysis that shows the fatal bullet wasn't a ricochet, as had been claimed, but a direct shot. Though if that's the case, I don't understand how the charge becomes manslaughter and not murder.

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General discussion / Re: Excel Questions
« on: June 21, 2018, 09:26:30 AM »
My neighbour asked me to help with a problem. He has a simple workbook that includes sums at the bottom of columns. When he enters a sum in one or two particular columns and then tries to save the spreadsheet, it fails to save and Excel closes. Windows 10, Excel 2010 (I think). The problem doesn't occur when I do the same with the same workbook on my own laptop with W7, Excel 2010.

HAs anyone seen anything like this? I've been through the forums and found nothing that works. (Automatic recalculation is set in Excel options.)

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 20, 2018, 03:52:21 PM »
There may be a shred of hope in this. This may be the issue that opens a number of eyes that were willfully closed to the jackboot tactics of Trump as prompted by Bannon/Mercer before and the poisonous ideologue Miller now.

If the deluded base start to see the Idiot Emperor's naked buttocks on this, it will be easier for them to see through him on other issues. And it is also the issue that seems to be an outrage too far even for elected Republicans, with Rep. governors recalling their national Guard units from border duties.

It only takes a proportion of those less blinkered than Whitey to see the light to put an end to be put to this nightmare an give a chance for America to take a good look at itself and where dog whistle, ultra-polarised politics is taking it.


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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 20, 2018, 12:23:07 PM »
History has shown that fascism starts slowly. It's the political oppositions fault, the migrants fault, it's the poor, the sub classes.
America the land of the free, the home of the brave. It's become the land of the imprisoned, the land of the cowards.

Exactly, but in America now it's not moving as slowly as it did, say, in Germany, Italy and Spain in the thirties or in Italy, Hungary and Poland today. It's accelerating appreciably now with the othering of all opponents, the rounding up of innocents, the cult of personality that has already seduced a cohort more devoted to the Idiot-King the more outrageous he gets, the fomenting of disputes with allies, the sidling up to like-minded demagogues, and the attacks on journalists and media. The classic process of building the pillars of the ultra right is in full swing now - promote unwarranted fear of almost randomly selected others, instil hatred of those others and present yourself and your ideology as the solution to those fears.

I sometimes fear that people might think that fascism arrives in fancy dress worn by grotesques and monsters as played out in endless re-runs of the Nazis. Fascism arrives as your friend. It will restore your honour, make you feel proud, protect your house, give you a job, clean up the neighbourhood, remind you of how great you once were, clear out the venal and the corrupt, remove anything you feel is unlike you...It doesn't walk in saying, "Our programme means militias, mass imprisonments, transportations, war and persecution."
  - Michael Rosen


You guys are swallowing all  the propaganda hook line and sinker

Close to 90% of all minors currently in detention came across on their own or with someone other than a parent or legal guardian

How the hell can a border patrol agent even verify that a minor child with an adult (without any papers)  has any legitimate relationship with that child?

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-border-patrol-dna-20180508-htmlstory.html


Carry on. You seem to be happy to accept the mantle of c**t. The only people who disagree with you are myself, the UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, the majority of EU heads of government and 65% of Americans.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: June 20, 2018, 10:59:19 AM »
You can have a dashcam also.

Just to point out, by and large if a motorist makes a mistake the cyclist risks death or serious injury; the motorist is likely to be ok. If a cyclist makes a mistake, the cyclist risks death or serious injury; the motorist is likely to be ok.
Hence the food chain comment.

As a car driver on a narrow road, I exercise extreme caution when larger vehicles appear on the horizon. The driver of the other vehicle will exercise the same caution, but it’s of greater importance to me to manage my space carefully, as in the event of a collision, it’ll be my last action on this earth, regardless of culpability.

Whereas all too often, I witness cyclists who seem oblivious to this concept. The contrast with the behaviour of motorcyclists is stark.

This is the point that cyclists, uniquely among road users, seem as a group unable or unwilling to comprehend. On an anecdotal level it seems to me to spring from a militancy as a group that drives them to insist on their equal status as road users and on a consequent right to impede the progress of traffic whose normal speed is much greater than theirs. This will extend to cycling two abreast on a bendy road where a car travelling under the speed limit may be forced to take extreme evasive action on rounding a bend to avoid killing one of these morons. Do they really expect that all drivers should proceed at the average speed of a bike in case they should encounter one on rounding a bend?

You don't see pedestrians behaving like this. As a group, they seem to grasp the concept that it doesn't matter if you're right (as you see it) if you're dead and so they will take steps to protect themselves from traffic that may not necessarily know they're there.

And when we question this level of stupidity among the militant cycling tendency, WE are accused of being indifferent to their welfare - ignoring the fact that WE are the ones taking the trouble to point out this danger to their welfare.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 20, 2018, 10:44:00 AM »
History has shown that fascism starts slowly. It's the political oppositions fault, the migrants fault, it's the poor, the sub classes.
America the land of the free, the home of the brave. It's become the land of the imprisoned, the land of the cowards.

Exactly, but in America now it's not moving as slowly as it did, say, in Germany, Italy and Spain in the thirties or in Italy, Hungary and Poland today. It's accelerating appreciably now with the othering of all opponents, the rounding up of innocents, the cult of personality that has already seduced a cohort more devoted to the Idiot-King the more outrageous he gets, the fomenting of disputes with allies, the sidling up to like-minded demagogues, and the attacks on journalists and media. The classic process of building the pillars of the ultra right is in full swing now - promote unwarranted fear of almost randomly selected others, instil hatred of those others and present yourself and your ideology as the solution to those fears.

I sometimes fear that people might think that fascism arrives in fancy dress worn by grotesques and monsters as played out in endless re-runs of the Nazis. Fascism arrives as your friend. It will restore your honour, make you feel proud, protect your house, give you a job, clean up the neighbourhood, remind you of how great you once were, clear out the venal and the corrupt, remove anything you feel is unlike you...It doesn't walk in saying, "Our programme means militias, mass imprisonments, transportations, war and persecution."
  - Michael Rosen

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 20, 2018, 08:04:38 AM »
The US withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council.

It took less than a year and a half to turn the US into a pariah state.

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