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  1. Comment on Sinn Fein’s Demographic war for constitutional change is useless without middle class
    on 9 April 2014 at 8:17 pm

    “The folks who are really into the “demographic” threads are scary.”

    LOL too right :)

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  2. Comment on So what’s a LetsGetAlongerist, and what’s not?
    on 3 April 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Naughton, don’t waste your time with the tribal people on slugger. They are completely incapable of understanding anything other than a mind set of hostile war against their ‘other tribe’. They are to be pitied in this day and age. Hope to hear your opinion on future normal issues raised on slugger in the future :)

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  3. Comment on @LMcAtackney on #Archaeology of the Troubles at #PRONI
    on 3 April 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Good grief! There really is a ‘troubles’ industry that refuses to pass into history… There still is money to be made by middle class people who were not involved in anything by just waffling on about “conflict” . . . .

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  4. Comment on GAA concludes a lucrative deal with Sky Sports…
    on 3 April 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Oh no ! Does this mean pay per view IRA commemorations ?
    That means the dreaded “English people” providing commentary on how terrorists were actually really great n’all !!!

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  5. Comment on So what’s a LetsGetAlongerist, and what’s not?
    on 2 April 2014 at 3:32 pm

    “LetsGetAlongerist” – A term used in Northern Ireland by tribal thinking people who do not understand what non tribal thinking is.

    That’s pretty much what the use of this term is about !
    The only time it is used is when people are unable to understand the normal “live and let live” attitude that is the norm in most western societies. The tribal person thinks that they should be opposed to anything they think is not part of their tribes interests, such as political, cultural activities etc. Whereas in most western societies people do not feel the need to oppose and attack political and cultural activities that they themselves do not identify with or have an interest in.

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  6. Comment on Homecoming: are British military veterans in Northern Ireland coping?
    on 24 March 2014 at 8:23 am

    I feel sorry for these guys and I wish them the best in getting treatment. Mental health problems can be devastating and difficult for the sufferer, never mind other people, to understand. I hope better provision is made in NI for this type of care.

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  7. Comment on Anna Lo- A United Ireland would be better placed economically, socially and politically
    on 22 March 2014 at 9:12 pm

    by the way car manufacture moved to Asia because of cost a long time ago. Only the high end remains in Europe.

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  8. Comment on Anna Lo- A United Ireland would be better placed economically, socially and politically
    on 22 March 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Michael, the execs don’t live in Ireland. They live in the US, or whatever other country they are from. These companies are registered in ROI for tax purposes so they pay a lower tax and keep more profits. Of course qualified people is a draw, but many / sometimes most are non Irish, they came to where the job was. I actually have experience of these companies as I have worked in 2 of the big tech companies based in Dublin. European management may be based there, but the execs are not. They stay for a week now and again, then travel back home.
    Lower CT has been a great help for ROI economy. That’s why many in NI business community want to match it. If the UK matched it as a whole, you would find London being the main base for these companies.
    The whole package as you phrased it is available in the UK and many other EU countries as soon as they drop CT to 12.5% or less.

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  9. Comment on Anna Lo- A United Ireland would be better placed economically, socially and politically
    on 22 March 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Michael / Morpheus, As Neo would say “Choice is the problem” That was for you Morpheus :) I was giving an example of the draw back of being in a smaller country compared to the choice available in a larger country. ISPs is a good example because it is not geographically limited to certain parts of the country. There are many other services and so on that are available to everywhere in the country. Theres no point in politicians saying ‘I believe things would be better’ with no more details. Its just the usual morons sound bite in my opinion.

    Everyone knows that many international companies are in Dublin because of lower tax, which means more profits for them. Much to the annoyance of the US and other EU countries where the bulk of their trade actually happens. Its been excellent for the ROI. But what happens when another country sets corporation tax at 10%? or the EU decides on more economic uniformity with CT the same in all countries.

    In many ways the ROI is like the Matrix I suppose. “Many laws can be bent and some can be broken” :)

    As for hops, there is nothing more important for online gaming than hops! Low hops = low latency. Higher hops and latency means you will get your head blown off by a shotgun before you have even seen the guy coming!

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  10. Comment on Anna Lo- A United Ireland would be better placed economically, socially and politically
    on 20 March 2014 at 11:45 pm

    I think its a good idea to hear alliance peoples views if they think they would prefer NI to be in ROI or UK. We really need more than ‘I think it would better…’ details though. It just sounds the same vague nationalist stuff relating to an imagined possible future that would be better ‘just because’ without the detail of what exactly being part of a smaller country would make general life in NI better for people. A few specific details would make the statement worth noting. For example in the UK we have the choice of around 100 ISPs. In ROI there are less than 5 (I think). In the UK we have faster for cheaper, with less hops to major internet servers that provides better connectivity. In the ROI they have a slower and more expensive internet service that is more separated by routers than the UK. This makes faster services like gaming and video poorer performing than in the UK. How does Anna think that being part of the ROI would be better in this specific regard? It doesn’t make sense… In general goods and services, a smaller country like the ROI cannot provide the same service for cost than a larger country like the UK. Not to mention the massive cut backs in health expenditure and the closure of many rural police stations in the ROI. In the ROI you still have to pay 50 euros just to visit a GP. Does Anna think this is better than the free GP in the UK?

    This statement seems to be the usual NI morons headline grabber. “Stop press: Alliance are nationalists too” Considering that around 80% (give or take a bit) of the NI population prefer the UK to ROI. I think a party like NI21 that state their preference for the UK in a ‘take as granted’ type way and then propose their policies for improving peoples lives, makes a lot more sense than the usual NI tribal nonsense. It appears the Alliance are trying to dip into the tribal nonsense and thus making themselves are absurd as the other tribal parties!

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