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Profile for Mister_Joe

I'm Joe Harron. Long time contributor to Slugger, formerly known as joeCanuck. Born and grew up in Strabane. Lived in Belfast, Bangor and Carrickfergus. Emigrated to Canada in 1981 for various reasons. Known to be argumentative and contrary (Joe says "No"). Engineer by profession, now retired. Public Email is [email protected]

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Mister_Joe has commented 2,672 times (24 in the last month).

  1. Comment on Gerry Adams: “I have no recollection of that whatsoever.”
    on 23 April 2014 at 11:55 pm

    It is probably safe to predict that anyone hoping to see the day when Adams is arrested, let alone tried and convicted, is going to die unsatisfied.
    I wonder if anyone could successfully engage in a civil damages case.

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  2. Comment on “Poll: Scotland on the brink of independence” Time to panic?
    on 22 April 2014 at 11:03 pm

    If the Scots do vote for independence, what do people think the impact will be on N.I.? Would England and Wales decide to downsize?

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  3. Comment on Scotland Essay: Why the No side should be looking up in Scotland…
    on 21 April 2014 at 11:01 pm

    If the “real” poll is a 48% – 52% split, I wouldn’t hold my breath. Emotions could play a big part; people might vote “Yes” thinking that the end result will nevertheless be “No”. I suspect that is part of what happened in the most recent Quebec referendum (1995 and a 49.5 % yes). Mind you, the question was long and easily misunderstood and there was documented evidence of some vote rigging.

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  4. Comment on Polls: Ireland’s two party system dead as four blocks slip into their electoral trenches
    on 21 April 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Hot Dang its good !!

    Interesting times indeed.

    Maybe. If a week is a long time in politics (Harold Wilson), how long is a year or how much longer is 9 years?

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  5. Comment on If you want change, this is not the election to boycott: a response to Alex Kane
    on 21 April 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Besides, it shows that you do care and weren’t just apathetic.

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  6. Comment on If you want change, this is not the election to boycott: a response to Alex Kane
    on 21 April 2014 at 4:56 pm

    If you want to protest, much better to go and spoil your ballot.
    Otherwise someone else might steal your vote. I discovered that when I first voted; my brother was next to me on the register and his name was crossed out as having voted. That was impossible as he was living 5000 miles away and there was no provision for postal voting back then.

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  7. Comment on Belfast Telegraph’s Are you voting for the wrong party poll, and other political anomalies?
    on 21 April 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Mick, the Party was SF and I guess I must agree with most of their “leftish” policies, being somewhat left of centre. The reason I currently wouldn’t vote for them is that I don’t believe or trust their President and a few others..

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  8. Comment on Geraldine Finucane: “A deep wound cannot be stitched over and just left because it won’t heal”
    on 21 April 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Pat Finucane a solicitor, supporting the cause, getting hideous men guilty of hideous things off..

    I guess you’re telling us that you don’t subscribe to the legal tenet of the UK that people are innocent unless found guilty.

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  9. Comment on A tale of two wars (well two divergent accounts of the same war)…
    on 18 April 2014 at 2:01 am

    BTW, I have seen much lower figures quoted; at any time there were no more than 300 – 500 “active service” members.

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