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UCD student BA international in Politics major. Social Democrat.

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  1. Comment on “Poll: Scotland on the brink of independence” Time to panic?
    on 24 April 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Reader I have a map that will show you the significant problems associated with your ideas but i cant post it here cos i cant find the link but i could send u an image if u would like to provide an email address?

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  2. Comment on Some thoughts on the Economics of Unity.
    on 24 April 2014 at 10:45 pm

    DC, the Sun is out and shining as always but it is no consolation as I am stuck behind a PC trying to produce ten pages on American Capitalist Political Economy when I would much prefer to be home in Dublin. Although, i am here on scholarship so shouldnt really complain i guess, roll on June ;-)

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  3. Comment on Some thoughts on the Economics of Unity.
    on 24 April 2014 at 10:18 pm

    So guys as I outlined above i cannot post on this thread because I am up to my eyes at the moment. However, i will post tomorrow night California time which is about 8am ur time on Saturday. it will take me all day tomorrow to write it up in order to provide as much detail as possible, I dont have all the answers but I will be able to refute a lot of bad/incorrect info such as Comrades above. Bare with me.

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  4. Comment on Some thoughts on the Economics of Unity.
    on 24 April 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Omg ! I don’t flippin believe this. One year have been waiting and hoping for a thread like this and when do u post? 24 flippin hours before I am due to hand in a ten page paper at Uni. How am I spose to focus on American Capitalist Economic theory with this in the back of my had now? David, could u not have waited till tomorrow?

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  5. Comment on Gerry Adams: “I have no recollection of that whatsoever.”
    on 24 April 2014 at 11:11 am

    well thats an issue for every society to face up to not just the north.

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  6. Comment on Gerry Adams: “I have no recollection of that whatsoever.”
    on 24 April 2014 at 11:08 am

    Cynic, not really. there is an entire generation of voters now who were have no memory of the troubles. Why should they not vote for who they think is best place to serve their needs simply because it may not match yours or my moral code.

    In fact anybody born from say 1980 onwards would have little knowledge or experience of the troubles and certainly the conflict would have had no influence in forming their political views. Thats 35 years of Births which in the North is 875,000 people half of which are now of voting age.and in the South that rises to 1.7 million people.

    It is just society moving on my friend.

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  7. Comment on Gerry Adams: “I have no recollection of that whatsoever.”
    on 24 April 2014 at 10:58 am

    Cynic, Both Derry and west Belfast have very high child poverty rates comparable to Britain and the rest of the North. Derry represented by the SDLP and WB represented by SF. In fact all the areas in the North that appear on the list are majority Nationalist areas, so by your criteria both the SDLP and SF should be ashamed of themselves and their apparent failures in this regard. But of course the real reason for the deprivation is a lack of employment, poor housing, history of social disorder, poor standards of education, substance dependency etc. etc. clearly the people in these communities feel they are getting goood representation considering the fact that they continually vote for them. There is only so much one elected representative can do especially when another part of the community makes it their business to impede every effort to improve the lot of their neighbours.

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  8. Comment on Gerry Adams: “I have no recollection of that whatsoever.”
    on 24 April 2014 at 10:48 am

    Cynic, it simply tells us that the growing number of SF voters are more concerned about the now, and the future welfare of themselves and their families. It tells us that people are making decisions about who they vote for not based on history but on which party they feel have the best social, economic and political policies. Nothing more nothing less. Twenty years after the ceasefires Irish people are voting for SF because they hope that the party might deliver a better future for them. The same way Irish people voted for De Valera twenty years after he was judged to be a terrorist and the same way Unionists voted for politicians who threatened war in defiance of home rule twenty years later.

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  9. Comment on Gerry Adams: “I have no recollection of that whatsoever.”
    on 24 April 2014 at 10:15 am

    Truth – so when Unionists swore to blow us all to pieces if they had to in order to defeat homerule, where they only joking like?

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