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  1. Comment on Has McGuinness Breached the Good Friday Agreement?
    on 2 February 2012 at 11:49 pm

    McGuinness’ remarks were ludicrous. A United Ireland is well out of the question now given the economic situation of the island with it’s 2 dependant entities.

    BTW, has anybody seen the BBC2 programme called ‘The Estate’…. not a good depiction of the Protestant work ethic, morelike
    chavland!

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  2. Comment on ‘Do you agree that Scotland should be an independent country?’
    on 25 January 2012 at 11:57 pm

    I agree that Scotland should be an independent country, but given the current state of international economics I think Scotland is better off remaining within the UK just as is Northern Ireland.

    I bet less of an Anglocentric bias to the current Union would appease nationalist Scots instead.

    BTW, I am not a Unionist, I adhere to Republican ideals but not the hotch potch Sinn Fein/IRA contrived version.

    Besides I don’t think Scotland has the balls to go all the way and pursue full independence. I think some Scots are rather mouthy regarding Scottish independence. Indeed, they can thank the English for a lot of things including their somewhat contrived trappings ie kilts
    .

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  3. Comment on 2012 Prediction Contest
    on 28 December 2011 at 1:54 am

    Who will be the Republican nomination for US President? ….Some Religious Right Wing Nut!
    ii) Who will be the leader of the UK Labour Party this time next year? …. Balls!
    iii) Who will be the leader of Sinn Féin this time next year?……Pearse Doherty! (ahhh… named after Padraig Pearse …the once Religious Right Wing Nut!)
    iv) How far will the Republic of Ireland go in the Euro Football? …..Will miss the flight……as some ‘Nordy’ folk hope.
    v) How many gold medals will Wales win in the Olympics?…ermmm…None?….. They are ‘British’ medals.
    vi) How many countries will be admitted to the UN?….Who Cares!
    vii) How many languages will die (to the nearest 5)?….ermmmm 10 … including Gaelic? ……as some ‘Nordy’ folk hope.
    viii) What percentage will the 2011 census reveal as People of a Protestant Tradition in NI (the headline number)? (To the nearest 0.5%)……..45% …. but it will be put down as 51% ‘officially’ for the next 10 years and more!
    ix) Ditto with any knowledge of Welsh in Wales? errrmmmmm ……. 101%?
    x) Who will come second in the Six Nations (Rugby)? Ireland of course as they nearly always do …… well up to recently. BTW the Grand Slam was a one off…it will be another 60 odd years before we win it again.

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  4. Comment on Prometheus Unbound…
    on 27 December 2011 at 2:50 am

    In any way the ‘Prometheus’ movie trailer looks cool overall and it looks like it will be a good movie next summer.

    BTW anyone ever realize that the first onscreen depiction of Ireland in a Sci-Fi futuristic sense is the current comical McDonald’s ad.
    We’ve never produced a Sci-Fi writer as such … Horror okay, with Le Fanu and Bram Stoker but no H G Wells etc…

    Oh. just thought I’d throw in the great piece of music from the Sci-Fi movie ‘Sunshine’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQXVzg2PiZw . It was used in the BBC TV series Wonders of the Universe. Vangelis a great influence no doubt.

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  5. Comment on Prometheus Unbound…
    on 26 December 2011 at 12:36 am

    Also I think the uber machismo Alien 3 which is set on a prison planet was rather cheap to make….. and looked it. Set mainly in the dark it was a cheap and cynical money making sequel. David ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Hollywood remake’ Fincher it’s director.

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  6. Comment on Prometheus Unbound…
    on 26 December 2011 at 12:28 am

    Meant that for West Sider!

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  7. Comment on Prometheus Unbound…
    on 26 December 2011 at 12:26 am

    Also I think Tim Burton’s movies are quite formulaic overall too….with Johnny Depp’s association his movies are becoming more and more dreadful! ie…. Willy Wonky etc….unessessary remake!

    …oh and another remake ‘Planet of the Apes’ ,,,,, totally unessessary!

    Surely you agree John?

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  8. Comment on Prometheus Unbound…
    on 26 December 2011 at 12:20 am

    I have to disagree with John above, regarding Alien 4 aka Alien Ressurection which I thought was quite good.

    I just hope this new offering won’t be the usual incredible and formulaic set-up …. ladened with faux CGI.

    Scot’s movies have become more bland and mainstream Hollywood over the years. Sad for an original director that once gave us Bladerunner too.

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  9. Comment on Peter Robinson: “If we want a better society it can’t be ‘them and us’.”
    on 27 November 2011 at 12:07 am

    Robinson & Co realise that in the near future they will need support from the Catholic community to maintain their domination in NI politics. With his seemingly rather cold personality he will find it hard to attract such votes. Maybe a future DUP leader with a warmer personality will do the job.

    BTW, a surname like Sands demonstrates that the hunger striker came from good ‘Ulster-Scots’ stock.

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  10. Comment on Of the Old North and other Vanished Kingdoms..
    on 24 November 2011 at 5:04 pm

    ….oh and make that ulster unionist prods!

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