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  1. Comment on Obama’s Speech in Belfast…
    on 18 June 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Theres no logic to simply say that it is or must be significant either. CO2 levels in the atmosphere have increased in the last 10 years with absolutely zero impact on average global temperatures.

    There are plenty of scientists changing their minds about man-made climate change now. Even their models have been shown to be massively flawed – even when the data hasn’t been faked.

    Again….
    Tell me about CO2 levels 100,000 years ago, 1,000,000 years ago, 10,000,000 years ago and even further back… were they higher or lower than they are now?

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  2. Comment on Obama’s Speech in Belfast…
    on 18 June 2013 at 12:25 pm

    That should read 0.04%……… still pretty insignificant.

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  3. Comment on Obama’s Speech in Belfast…
    on 18 June 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Climate change is happening but global warming pretty much stopped in 1998/99. The whole climate change who-haa is simply a money spinner for governments to raise revenues through taxing something everyone uses ie – energy/fuel.

    CO2 levels HAVE indeed been on the rise for the last century but thats not to say CO2 is the cause of climate change. CO2 levels account for 0.004% of the earth’s atmosphere. Hardly enough to affect major changes in earth’s climate.

    The Climate is a massive cycle which humans can affect but we’re not the ones causing any massive changes to it.

    Tell me about CO2 levels 100,000 years ago, 1,000,000 years ago, 10,000,000 years ago and even further back… were they higher or lower than they are now?

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  4. Comment on Obama’s Speech in Belfast…
    on 18 June 2013 at 10:28 am

    I reckon that the speech was a bit wishy-washy for want of a better term. He didn’t really say anything at all of any importance.

    The only thing I can take away from it is that he’s all for integrated education which is fair enough if that’s your bag.

    I enjoyed some of the posts above which attempt to castigate the Catholic schools in the north as if they are the reason for all the trouble this past century.

    “Who’s to blame for the troubles?”

    “Are you stupid? It is clearly the fault of the best education system in the UK and Ireland”

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  5. Comment on Reconciliation without truth is the new game in town. But will anyone play?
    on 27 May 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Why are Unionists/Loyalists getting so worked up about the role of the British Government?

    What some people fail to realise is that the governments must to be held to a higher standard than the Loyalist or Republican paramilitaries. Whether we all wanted them or not they were our government and we were their citizens. If they were carrying out illegal attacks on Nationalists for whatever reason then that needs to be exposed.

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  6. Comment on How well does the Catholic church understand its own teaching on abortion?
    on 23 May 2013 at 11:05 am

    But the personal experience must have included bearing witness (or living with the knowledge that one choose not to) to all the crimes that we need not recite here, if only to avoid losing the thread’s topic.

    Hold on a minute, this is getting spectacularly off topic, but I can’t seem to understand your point.

    I too, like Mick, had absolutely zero negative experiences within the Catholic church. As someone who has done very well out of the catholic education system and that has served as an Altar Boy, I never bore witness to anything bad that was going on and even in hindsight looking back at my youth there is nothing which even remotely stands out as ‘criminal’ or in any way deviant.

    You’re basically saying that we should look back on those good experiences and see them as tainted with the negative experiences of others. That’s not the way the world works.

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  7. Comment on Eamonn McCann: “People sometimes say these traditions have gone on forever. No they have not!”
    on 22 May 2013 at 6:01 pm

    It is my recollection that Eamonn McCann wouldn’t have shared a platform with the provos in the way that the SDLP supporter above suggests.

    He is one of the few people that saw from the start that the Provisional movement had no intention of living up to the socialist movement it split from.

    Eamonn was more closely aligned to the officials (stickies) and went on to speak in the Socialist Workers Party.

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  8. Comment on “Republicans should remember that the third colour in the Irish flag is Orange…”
    on 21 May 2013 at 10:22 am

    Also the common comparison to the KKK seems unfair to me and I am sure the vast majority of OO members would be appalled at such a comparison. Maybe back when they were the ‘peep o day boys’ it would have been valid,but not today.

    It’s a perfectly valid comparison because both are built along the same lines in order to achieve the same outcomes. ie the elevation of one group of people above another through violence (in the not distant past), triumphalism and ongoing reminders (parades) to those they seek to look down upon.

    It’d be difficult to whether I was talking about the OO or KKK above because whilst they both may not use violence as much as they used to they still do everything else.

    I’m just glad that support for both organisations is fading fast though the OO is still clinging on due to the insecurities of the loyalist population – mainly down to poor leadership within unionism.

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  9. Comment on “Republicans should remember that the third colour in the Irish flag is Orange…”
    on 20 May 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Devil’s advocate head on: who gets to decide what’s cultural and what’s not? What’s worthy of banning, and what’s not? And finally, would you ban Irish speech where it is not wanted? If not, why not

    I agree with what you’re saying but you have to ask if the KKK a cultural group simply because they were like minded and there was a large number of them? I think we’d come to a quick NO as an answer.

    It’s easy in this sense that parades through areas that are not wanted in those areas can not be described as cultural as they wouldn’t add anything but bitterness and hostility to the area.

    This of course doesn’t just fall on the Orange Order – we had to endure the “celebration” of the UVF just recently which is one of the most absurd sights* I’ve witnessed in post-GFA northern Ireland. The celebration of the potential armed insurrection against a democratic decision which then led to the undemocratic process of partition. It wouldn’t surprise me if the current crop of flegtards would want some degree of partition again. The problem is you can only partition so many times.

    Why would you ban a language? That implies that a language can only be used by one side and not the other? Would we then lose the freedom of speech if one language or another was banned?

    *the most absurd being a grand wizard ‘condoning’ violence after a parade was stopped by police.

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  10. Comment on “Republicans should remember that the third colour in the Irish flag is Orange…”
    on 20 May 2013 at 2:11 pm

    A recurring opinion but still perfectly valid nonetheless……

    We’ll see if the PSNI take the same softly softly approach to nationalist protesters that they took with the loyalist protesters over the Christmas and New Year period.

    At the end of the day, just because loyalists drum this up as “cultural” doesn’t make it so. All parades should be banned where they aren’t wanted.

    I love the fact that the “Queen’s Highway” always crops up as an argument but surely even that is an irrelevance if it means that one community can close off the roads so they can march down it.

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