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  1. Comment on Northern Ireland dog food infiltration known about seven years ago…
    on 12 December 2013 at 11:36 pm

    There’s no question that this is despicable but when things like this happen, I am always surprised that people are surprised. Wake up everyone! Things like this are the logical conclusion of the capitalist system

    Businesses would kill our grannies to make an extra buck if they could get away with it. All our worthy laws and measures and regulations are just ramps and tree stumps in the great real life
    Platform game they call the free market

    As long as this stinking system exists, we will hear stories like his ad nauseum ad infinitum

    Companies are treated as individuals in the eyes of the law. Someone once said that such ‘individuals’, if they were real flesh and blood people, would be deemed insane by dint of psychopathy

    But hey, let’s make a new law. Lets have another inquiry an add an extra slow useless purple monster chasing the nimble and smart pacman of free market evil

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  2. Comment on McCann meets….Edwin Poots MLA
    on 28 November 2013 at 9:03 am

    I see no difference between a political and a religious belief. Both espouse a preferred way of being. The only difference is that the leaders of religions tend to have lived centuries ago and now live in heaven or such a place

    Why can we argue about politics but we treat religion with kid gloves. I am free to rancourously challenge a socialist or a free marketeer over their social and economic beliefs but when it comes to someone whose beliefs came from a god or a self appointed prophet , its kid gloves time. Their beliefs must be respected and not challenged

    Why??

    Religions unlike race believe it or not , is not unchangeable and despite the pressures of upbringing, we are free to choose our religion in the same way we choose our politics. For the purpose of my post and for ease of discourse , I will split politics and religion but personally both are political and I see no difference

    A socialist wants common ownership of property. That’s political
    A religious fundamentalist is against abortion. That’s political.

    If a socialist came on here and declared that he believed the boiling point of water was 5 degrees centigrade , we would correct him and present irrefutable scientific evidence that’s its 100 degrees.

    However if I said that my god says the boiling point is 5 degrees, then such a belief is given the cloak of protection and respect because its religious.

    May I ask why?

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  3. Comment on Workers Party NI Conference – The Left Response #wp13
    on 27 November 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I often wonder if a good resonant message is lost because of the perception of the messenger
    I doubt there is little in the above that most reasonable people wouldn’t disagree with yet its taken days for anyone to post a comment here

    Such parties may need to consider whether their names,leaders , personalities or even their very parties are in themselves a hindrance or a help to the message they seek to convince us off

    There was a time when WP had many councillors and even TDs in the Dail. Now they are barely a whisper.

    When I read the above article, I heard the sound of worthy ghosts

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  4. Comment on Update-When Manley met Robinson – Irish News finally gets an interview
    on 23 November 2013 at 8:27 am

    Has anyone seen Mr Hussey’s constituency office in Campsie, Omagh? It looks like an BNP gift shop. Oversized flags adorn the windows and pictures of the queen

    He’s not a politician but an inarticulate hefferlump of bigoted inarticulation that has an unfortunate constituency amongst the slack jawed peasantry

    And for balance, SF offices/shops are little more than provo giftshops. Same slack jawed peasantry in the green side too

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  5. Comment on SF’s proposals for “a single flag post in each area…”
    on 21 November 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Alan N’Ards

    Here here. I’ve been castigated here before for saying that there’s too much pandering to idiotic working class obsessions borne from their insularity and please spare me the poor things have educational underachievement etc
    Don’t they have books or teachers ?

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  6. Comment on Learning Together: NI21 Party Conference
    on 20 November 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Just saying that the Westminster victory for alliance wasnt down to a Damascene moment but PUP chicanery

    ni21 need to do what’s necessary and not rely on magic

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  7. Comment on Learning Together: NI21 Party Conference
    on 20 November 2013 at 7:49 pm

    I heard from a very reliable source that Naomi only won by Pup the. Led by Dawn Purvis telling their drones to vote alliance to get Peter out

    I can’t see that happening in 2015

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  8. Comment on Learning Together: NI21 Party Conference
    on 20 November 2013 at 7:18 pm

    All nice people talking to other nice people.

    This won’t change a sausage

    The nice people need to get into where the not very nice people love work drink and challenge their not very nice opinions head on

    The nice people who support integration are only talking to other nice integration educationalists. A Protestant bigot or a RC bigot will not voluntarily send their progeny to mixed schools

    What are the nice people planning on overcoming that? Wait until the not very nice people magically have a road to Damascus moment?

    That the trouble with nice parties that mean well. They won’t go into the sewers where the rats lurk.

    Or will they? I could be wrong. If there are any ni21 folks reading this, please tell when you plan to walk the streets of our sectarian working class areas where gunmen and bitterness lurks and plan on knocking on doors, entering pubs and community centres and challenging bigotry where it exists

    Give me the times and dates and I’ll be there

    If you have no plans to do this then why not and are you serious about ending bigotry? Nice documents and coffe mornings with Tina and Basil won’t stop a stone being thrown

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  9. Comment on GAA: “We’ve tried now for the last 16 months to build a level of consensus around the stadium project…”
    on 20 November 2013 at 12:13 am

    Anyone provide me with a rugby soccer cricket ground named after a loyalist terrorist ?

    Anyone??

    Just one?

    Thought not

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  10. Comment on GAA: “We’ve tried now for the last 16 months to build a level of consensus around the stadium project…”
    on 20 November 2013 at 12:11 am

    Republic of Connacht
    Very laudable that all those nationalities are welcome into the GAA but are they not viewed as innocent canvasses upon which the Provo canvas can be drawn upon

    I refer you to this article
    http://m.newsletter.co.uk/news/regional/probe-underway-after-racist-remark-made-against-protestant-gaa-player-1-5088441

    GAA may welcome everyone except northern Protestants and again please spare me the ‘Sam Maguire was a Protestant’ line. There are mavericks in any movement. Billy Leonard in SF doesn’t presage thousands of Methodists forming SF cummain.

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  11. Comment on GAA: “We’ve tried now for the last 16 months to build a level of consensus around the stadium project…”
    on 19 November 2013 at 6:53 pm

    And before we hear the usual guff about the coincidence that grounds are named after dead local members who just happen to have been terrorists are any GAA grounds named after innocent deceased members who were postmen or brickies?

    Thought not

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  12. Comment on GAA: “We’ve tried now for the last 16 months to build a level of consensus around the stadium project…”
    on 19 November 2013 at 6:51 pm

    I agree with Drumlin’s Rock. The GAA is to sport what Franco’s soccer clubs were to the off side rule. A cloak and a front and a masquerade for marshalling youth into a quasi political mono cultural philosophy

    Many grounds are still named after terrorists and many grounds are used by SF and others to commemorate terrorists

    Show me one rugby or cricket club that commemorates a UDA/UVF man and Ill eat my hat

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  13. Comment on Immigration: First they integrated the Catholics then fulminated on multiculturalism…
    on 19 November 2013 at 11:52 am

    Monoculture is indicative of insularity. No nation truly prospers being 100% homogenous

    A nation that doesn’t welcome immigrants is like an adult who never leaves home. Both remain immature, childish and fearful of the outside world

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  14. Comment on The dark side of politics rears its ugly head as Alliance offices attacked.
    on 18 November 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Comrade Stalin

    I am not trolling when I say this and I mean it sincerely but in a broken tribalistic society like Ni should not pretend to be democratic and instead be ruled by a benign dictator along the lines of Tito who could enforce integration and remove the thugs.

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  15. Comment on The dark side of politics rears its ugly head as Alliance offices attacked.
    on 18 November 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Many people think democracy and elections are synonyms

    They are not

    Elections are a facet of democracy but in themselves do not define democracy. Democracy maybe the will of the people but the will must prone to change. That’s why political systems based on non tribal philosophies work whereas those based on immutables such as race language or religion don’t.

    The majority will must prevail but only when everyone or at least a vast vast majority of people have access to or beleive they can form part of a majority now or in the future by means that are not achieved through outbreeding or mass extermination or oppression of the themmuns

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  16. Comment on The dark side of politics rears its ugly head as Alliance offices attacked.
    on 18 November 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Comrade Stalin
    Abstention never achieved anything.
    Never stopped SF winning the odd seat or 5 at Westminster

    As for Alliance having to help reflect the tribal will of the people, no no no no

    The will of the people has led us down a path of failure because the people who vote are largely tribal and unsophisticated. Yes you and others will now accuse me of being elitist and snobbish etc but you know in your hearts its true

    That’s we don’t buy houses in shantallow, Shankill or Belvoir if we can sanely help it.

    Not politically correct but I don’t let myself be edited by liberal word-removing fascists.

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  17. Comment on The dark side of politics rears its ugly head as Alliance offices attacked.
    on 18 November 2013 at 2:16 pm

    One of the problems with Alliance is that they confuse giving each sectarian monster it’s turn (mayoralties etc) with being balanced and fair. Pandering to both sectarian blocs does not produce an even playing field or promote fairness or reconciliation but rather encourages division and in fact promotes both sectarian blocs as legitimate

    Take Alex Maskey as mayor or any DUP mayor. Just why does alliance vote for these candidates if they oppose what their parties stand for?

    Voting for SF one year and DUP the next only makes alliance complicit in passing the city like a parcel from one bigot to another

    Alliance should not take sides and abstain in principle a little more and demand more for themselves and the centre ground. You don’t eliminate one extremity by trying to cancel it with its mirror opposite. What happens is both extremities grow and gain undeserved repsectability

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  18. Comment on The dark side of politics rears its ugly head as Alliance offices attacked.
    on 17 November 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Theresa Villiers will tell the thugs to stop as its not nice and jobs and investment could be threatened. The countess of cliché and Home Counties handwringing. It’s like putting paddington bear in charge of Bosnia

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  19. Comment on The dark side of politics rears its ugly head as Alliance offices attacked.
    on 17 November 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Greenflag

    Unlike God, the existence of the UK is proven and the potential existence of a UI is hypothetically a physical possibility therefore being agnostic is not a valid philosophical position. One can be indifferent however which is a different concept from agnosticism but ill be darned if anyone is so apathetic that they have no opinion as to what country they live/ live under

    If such folks exists then they must be very insipid creatures indeed

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  20. Comment on The dark side of politics rears its ugly head as Alliance offices attacked.
    on 17 November 2013 at 1:51 pm

    NI21 awaits the nationalist equivalent of a warm house where liberal secular unionism can live and prosper. This is where Alliance flounders. One cannot be agnostic on the binary option of UK or UI. I joined NI21 as it allows me a home where I express my Irishness whilst supporting being Irish within the British family of nations.

    Alliance have my total sympathy and my number 2 vote in future.

    Like it or not, Alliance is perceived as unionist in their hinterland and their vote to remove the flag was unfairly perceived in PUL quarters as as act against ‘their own people’

    Alliance needs to stand its ground and become the muscular centre. I’ve always maintained that the centre ground will turn the corner when men with shaved heads and tattoos join such parties like Alliance//NI21 as they will serve as an example that working class people could identify with

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