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  1. Comment on Loyalist disenchantment moves along the Gold Coast
    on 29 June 2011 at 10:49 pm

    I remember Gerry Fitt saying, when the troubles took off, that one of the places that he most worried about was Bangor. Perhaps, surprisingly, given its hardcore loyalist element, the town did not witness too much sectarian violence during the past forty years; although the Church on Brunswick Road was both shot at and burnt down.

    The notion that Kilcooley is not a loyalist estate is something of a joke;

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilcooley_estate

    http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/community-telegraph/north-down/government-funded-loyalist-memorial-garden-in-kilcooley-14523803.html?action=Popup&gallery=no

    I pity the poor catholic families who live their; efectively isolated in Shankill on Sea.

    It is something of a joke that the good old, old school unionists, in their big houses, with their friends in the police, are so quick to turn a blind eye, when the loyalist rent a mob, turn the town into a shit hole, the like of which you would not see in a thrid world country.

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  2. Comment on POTD – Draw Down the Walls
    on 29 May 2011 at 8:31 pm

    The real work of art, would have been for somebody to come along and blow a hole in the wall. Cosmetic surgery masks the problem and does nothing to fix it.

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  3. Comment on “Members of the group are described as experienced Provisional militants.”
    on 24 April 2011 at 10:39 pm

    “Both forces have increased surveillance on known dissident republican suspects north and south, including the former Provisional IRA chief of staff Thomas “Slab” Murphy. A Dublin-based newspaper reported that Murphy had been spotted in Trinity College Dublin last week with another man who was taking video images around the campus. Trinity, which is in the heart of central Dublin, is close to where the Queen will pass by during her three-day visit to the Republic next month.”

    Guardian.

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  4. Comment on “President McAleese is pleased to announce that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has accepted”
    on 4 March 2011 at 8:51 pm

    The failed and corrupt state has already succumbed to the British pound. A visit from their soverign was the logical next step.

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  5. Comment on Fine Gael and Labour should strike out now for a new deal
    on 27 February 2011 at 12:32 am

    It is odds on that they will burn the bond holders. Were they not to do so, they risk a revolution three months down the line, when voters realise that they have in fact voted for more of the same.

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  6. Comment on Truth recovery would benefit from Adams and McGuinness disclosures
    on 6 February 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Perhaps we could sort it all out, by getting everybody over the age of 40 to go and buy, and read, a copy of “Lost Lives” (the stories of the men, women and children, who died as a result of the Northern Ireland troubles) McKittirck et al. Anybody who played any part in any of the deaths in this book, along with all those that turned a blind eye to bigotry and secterianism, and those that felt that any of the deaths that occured were justified, should be asked to stand trial. The few thousand that are left should then be given the chance to start afresh.

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  7. Comment on Now or never to reveal the truth about Sinn Fein’s past
    on 21 December 2010 at 3:45 pm

    As the historical tide goes out, many are left standing on the shore, naked.

    Why does Maloney not give us the real truth about Fianna Fail?

    He has wasted too much of his own life fixating on Gerry and Sinn Fein, whilst turning a blind eye to the real robber barrons in our midst.

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  8. Comment on Have we Learned our own Lessons? Book Review of John Brewer’s Peace Processes
    on 20 December 2010 at 11:24 pm

    The N.Ireland peace process was important because it hastened the death of Republican lachrymose history. That is, the notion that Republicans were perpetually going to suffer under British rule.

    Jewish history, for example, remains infused with existential angst, and lachrymose notions, dating right back to the destruction of the First Temple in 586 BC. These notions are used to support the maltreatment of the Palestinians, for ex..

    The peace process revealed that Irish Republicans, in the main, had grown up and learnt to leave history behind; leaving their detractors permanently poisoned with thoughts of the Northern Bank; La Mon, Kingsmill, Teeban, Darkley, Omagh etc, etc…..(The iront being that in their deisre to continually delve back into history and bring these events to the fore, they unintentionally share a platform with the dissidents and their backwoodsman view of life and history).

    Have you moved on?

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