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RE: Northern Ireland Thread - 14/7/2011 8:34:55 PM   
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Sigh, why can't we all just ...get along?

Here's a little question for you all, does anyone believe that this sort of sectarian violence might peter out in a few generations? Or does that make me sound too hopeful that our current generation isn't as enlightened as I think the majority are?

I reckon folks around my age (26 by the way) aren't ingrained with the same sort of ideals (and yes, bigotry) that perhaps an earlier generation was, and as such will teach our children not to be so concerned with divides and what religion you are. Maybe it's an incredibly naive view and is just hoping for too much but I'd like to think that this sort of thing will die along with our parents.


you'd hope this would be the case, but as long as education in Northern Ireland is split at both primary and secondary level along religious divides, it will embed the idea of 'us and them' amongst children. Reb is right in stating that poverty and social status determine a lot of the current sectarian violence, but I would fear that it would only take one major sectarian incident to drive people back to their former entrenched positions.

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More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 3/8/2011 12:39:09 PM   
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So apparently poor wee Jim was so deeply offended by a couple of posters on display on saturday's Pride march that he's reported it to the Parades Commission and demanded a public apology from the organisers.  The offending posters in question? One read "Jesus save me from your followers", the other "Jesus had two dads, and he turned out fine"  Funny? Yes.  Offensive? Absolutely not!

Doth Jim protest too much?

You've gotta love the obvious hypocrisy of the most offensive man in local politics being put out by a bit of name-calling  People of North Antrim, I blame you - with a little more effort to keep this dinosaur out of the Assembly, you could have hammered a pretty substantial nail into the TUV's coffin.  Instead, in he crawls to pollute the debate with sectarian rhetoric and petty squabbling.

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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 3/8/2011 2:00:34 PM   
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And if that wasn't enough...even more misdirected indignation in NI this week...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-14388992


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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 3/8/2011 2:19:59 PM   
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ORIGINAL: demoncleaner

And if that wasn't enough...even more misdirected indignation in NI this week...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-14388992




  Fuck social deprivation and poor eduction, it's all that bastard Donatello's fault!

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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 3/8/2011 5:15:09 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: demoncleaner

And if that wasn't enough...even more misdirected indignation in NI this week...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-14388992




I'm so glad I got out of law.

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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 2/9/2011 9:58:59 PM   
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My mate's video that's been doing the rounds in the NI papers today, as well as on BBC news.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI-yk-IwS7Q&feature=share

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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 12/9/2011 7:47:30 AM   
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Tail end of hurricane Katia to hit Norn Iron today.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-14875812

It's always windy and rubbish where I live, but I must say today is bad even by usual standards. There'll be a few wheely bins flying down the road before the day is out me thinks.

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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 27/9/2011 9:01:35 AM   
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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 28/9/2011 11:31:53 AM   
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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 28/9/2011 1:41:48 PM   
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I'll bet he was 'fetching his tractor' in the privacy of his own home later.....

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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 30/9/2011 3:02:21 PM   
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On the windy of Belfast Waterstones muckers:



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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 14/10/2011 1:52:33 PM   
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Ireland is an island to the west of Britain but Northern Ireland is just off
the mainland - not the Irish mainland, the British mainland.

The capital of Ireland is Dublin. It has a population of a million people,
all of whom will be shopping in Newry this afternoon. They travel to Newry
because it is in the North, which is not part of Ireland, but still pay in
Euros.

Under the Irish constitution, the North used to be in Ireland, but a
successful 30-year campaign of violence for Irish unity ensured that it is now
definitely in the UK. Had the campaign lasted longer the North might now be in
France.

Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland. It has a population of half a
million, half of whom have houses in Donegal. Donegal is in the north but not
in the North. It is in the South. No, not the south, the South.

There are two parliaments in Ireland. The Dublin parliament is called the
Dáil, (pronounced "Doyle"), an Irish word meaning a place where banks receive
taxpayers' money. The one in Belfast is called Stormont, an Anglo-Saxon word
meaning placebo, or deliberately ineffective drug.
Their respective jurisdictions are defined by the border, an imaginary line on
the map to show fuel launderers where to dump chemical waste. Protestants are
in favour of the border, which generates millions of pounds in smuggling for
Catholics, who are opposed to it.

Travel between the two states is complicated because Ireland is the only
country in the world with two M1 motorways. The one in the North goes west to
avoid the south and the one in the South goes north to avoid the price of drink.

We have two types of democracy in Ireland. Dublin democracy works by holding
a referendum and then allowing the government to judge the result. If the
government thinks the result is wrong, the referendum is held again. Twice in
recent years the government decided the people's choice was wrong and ordered a
new referendum.

Belfast democracy works differently. It has a parliament with no opposition,
so the government is always right. This system generates envy in many world
capitals, especially Dublin.

Ireland has three economies - northern, southern and black. Only the black
economy is in the black. The other two are in the red.

All versions of the IRA claim to be the real IRA but only one of them is the
Real IRA. The North's biggest industry is the production of IRAs.
Consequently, we now have the Provisional, Continuity and Real IRA. The Real IRA
is by far the most popular among young graffiti writers simply because it is the
easiest to spell.
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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 14/10/2011 2:01:06 PM   
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That one's getting shared!

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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 31/10/2011 4:41:04 PM   
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That's excellent Reb.

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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 5/11/2011 7:18:17 PM   
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Has anyone else been tortured with celebrity cold callers tonight?  I've had Katy Perry, Gaga and that bleeding Angelina Jolie on the doorstep all within the last hour.  Jesus!  I'm going to have to get a bigger stick.

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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 6/11/2011 10:05:14 AM   
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Yeah people do seem to be getting quite excited about today. Great thing for the city and country in general, though I've yet to see any slebs yet (apart from Tim McGarry, I saw him in Bangor yesterday and very nice man he is too).

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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 6/11/2011 2:02:35 PM   
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Breaking news:

Stage collapses.

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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 6/11/2011 7:18:00 PM   
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Could this be the first time ever that a limo in Belfast has been used for something other than a hen night? (Red Square, off of Twitter):





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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 6/11/2011 8:11:38 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Rebenectomy

Could this be the first time ever that a limo in Belfast has been used for something other than a hen night? (Red Square, off of Twitter):






That photo is taken from the corner of the Metro Building.  I work on the 5th floor of that building overlooking Ten Square. When I'm sitting at my desk tomorrow morning I want to see some some celebrity depredations across the way. 

Jc, that video is fricking class, really scared me for a second though!

I hear Tim McGarry is moving into politics Reb, is that true?  If so that'll knock the nicety out of him.

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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 6/11/2011 9:06:40 PM   
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I hear Tim McGarry is moving into politics Reb, is that true? If so that'll knock the nicety out of him.


Not sure, he was opening the GP office in Bangor so it was only mild pleasantries, though his comedy has always had that slight political angle and he's done a fair bit of public appearances at political events recently (political pub quiz, opening Dawn Purvis' office etc). I agree it will take the niceness out of him - the minute you pass through security at Stormont they make you hand over your blades, sense of humour and your soul.

Oh and keeping with the EMA theme, this is pretty funny (bit dirty for you faint hearted types)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnRr8A8hARs&feature=youtu.be

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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 6/11/2011 11:46:08 PM   
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Sorry Reb, but that dude is fricking terrible. The anti-abortion mentalists who infect Belfast City Centre are funnier than him.

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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 6/11/2011 11:47:05 PM   
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Yay for Dawn Purvis though.

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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 7/11/2011 1:11:00 AM   
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Sorry Reb, but that dude is fricking terrible. The anti-abortion mentalists who infect Belfast City Centre are funnier than him.


That video made me commit suicide. I'm writing this as a troubled spectre.

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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 7/11/2011 9:08:36 AM   
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I'm very much with Harry here.  I've met him a couple of times and he is indeed a very nice bloke, but he's seriously unfunny.  And yay for Dawn Purvis indeed!

Had my very own sleb encounter at the weekend, and it wasn't even connected to the EMA - sitting in Starbucks on Friday afternoon, and who should walk in but Jimmy Carr.  He's a lot smaller in real  life, though his head is still disproportionately large.

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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 7/11/2011 10:06:11 AM   
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Och I didn't think he was that bad I've heard a lot worse at the Pavilion's Open Mic nights A LOT WORSE.

And Harry, those anti-abortion ones are a riot, so it was always going to be tough comparison.

And yes, yay for Dawn, one of only three assembly members who were/are openly pro-choice, and one of the most shrewd online debaters. Keeping on a the trandy palatiks note, what does everyone think of the good doctor getting the SDLP leadership? Nail in coffin, or a short lived example of paying lip service to an established member before he is replaced by McDevitt in the run up to the next election?


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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 7/11/2011 10:39:11 AM   
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It felt like a token gesture for giving Ritchie a run for her money the last time.  I reckon Patsy McGlone must be well pissed off with Big Al, but in all honesty I don't think either of them are the people to lead their party out of its current doldrums.  Sinn Fein have just got too much of a toehold in the old SDLP heartlands now and the party really needs a major rethink of its policies and political stance to even have a chance of regaining some of the ground it has lost.  McDevitt is probably the best man to do that, but we'll still be a lifetime away from the Hume/Mallon glory days.

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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 7/11/2011 12:55:41 PM   
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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 7/11/2011 1:05:53 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Rebenectomy

Oh and keeping with the EMA theme, this is pretty funny (bit dirty for you faint hearted types)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnRr8A8hARs&feature=youtu.be


That guy is an unfunny and irritating cunt.

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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 7/11/2011 7:17:05 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: MonsterCat


quote:

ORIGINAL: Rebenectomy

Oh and keeping with the EMA theme, this is pretty funny (bit dirty for you faint hearted types)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnRr8A8hARs&feature=youtu.be


That guy is an unfunny and irritating cunt.


This ^


quote:

ORIGINAL: sharkboy

Had my very own sleb encounter at the weekend, and it wasn't even connected to the EMA - sitting in Starbucks on Friday afternoon, and who should walk in but Jimmy Carr.  He's a lot smaller in real  life, though his head is still disproportionately large.


Really? I always thought Jimmy Carr was like 6ft plus. You sure it wasn't Alan Carr?

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RE: More proof that Jim Allister is a cock - 8/11/2011 3:41:02 AM   
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I thought he was pretty funny. You know, satire!

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