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  1. Comment on “Post-nationalist Ireland has arrived.”
    on 14 April 2014 at 5:04 pm

    “The answer to the question of how can nationalist win the long peace is likely to be something different”

    Depending on what side of the republican fence you sit on sending the right message to Britain and the world would advance the republican cause. If a majority of nationalists refused to take part in British elections and the voter turnout fell to less than 50% in the 6 British controlled counties then Irish people have made their intentions clear. On the other side of that coin if Sinn Fein were to become the largest party in the six counties with McGuinness being first minister and Sinn Fein were at the same time elected into government in the 26 counties then the Irish people have made their intentions clear, both scenarios send the same message to Britain – History repeating itself.

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  2. Comment on “Post-nationalist Ireland has arrived.”
    on 14 April 2014 at 10:59 am

    “tacapall – and what has any of tha to do with “Post Nationalist Ireland”

    There is no Post Nationalist Ireland – What has changed since the 1600 – Its illegal to speak the native tongue in these parts of Ireland to British controlled police officers and as the parishioners of St Patrick’s will tell you Catholics are still treated as second class citizens without the right to do what British folk have been doing in Ireland for hundreds of years. They very well might replace some lords of the manor soon and they might very well change the colour of the place but he who pays the piper calls the tunes and its those quisling in the City who pay the piper and its those people who Mrs Windsor represents.

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  3. Comment on “Post-nationalist Ireland has arrived.”
    on 14 April 2014 at 10:03 am

    Indeed Politico thats why that particular part of London called the City, the financial hub of the world where all financial transactions go through, is not actually part of the UK. The British people are debt slaves like everybody else but thats the way it has been since the Glorious Revolution however the British establishment, the quislings in London who financed Cromwell and the Dutch dwarf, the same parasites who control offshore tax havens like the Cayman Islands, Virgin Islands, Bermuda and even the City are represented by Mrs Windsor.

    http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/02/london-corporation-city

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  4. Comment on “Post-nationalist Ireland has arrived.”
    on 14 April 2014 at 9:33 am

    “These theories suggest we are back to 1603 when, after nine years of war, self-interested Irish chiefs surrendered to Elizabeth I.

    Through the foggy dew of Ireland’s feeling of inferiority, Britain has once again emerged victorious.

    In that case, this is not progress. It is not even change. It is just the same old story, with some new explanations”

    Couldn’t have said it better, on the one hand Politico reminds us about what billion pound bombs in the heart of London can do for leverage but on the other lets not forget who the same owners of the Bank of England and the IMF are and lets not also forget Higgins and McGuinness met the bankers mayor from the city first before they met anyone else of importance. Theres a difference between the British having a presence in Ireland and Corporate UK having an influence in Ireland they are two different entities but while David Cameron represents one Mrs Windsor represents the other. Slavery was once forced on Irish people by a sword and a gun today’s, modern day servitude and more has been gained without using a single bullet, nothing has changed, nothing will change, we are debt slaves to corporate UK, the parasites are back in full control.

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  5. Comment on Row over GAA tops at University of Ulster
    on 13 April 2014 at 1:10 pm

    “So, play GSTQ at Queen’s graduations? What next”

    Maybe have a bonfire in the campus car park ?

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  6. Comment on Row over GAA tops at University of Ulster
    on 13 April 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Is this the same University that has its own GAA team is Jim Allister now saying students should not be allowed to openly support the colleges own GAA team by wearing the teams tops ? Whats next for Jim will he want the team disbanded ?

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jordanstown-GAA/205870079471946

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  7. Comment on Sinn Féin to the fore for the photo, to the rear of the movement
    on 13 April 2014 at 12:21 pm

    I couldn’t help but notice as I walked past the Culturlann yesterday what passes for art or sculpture, whatever it is its a waste of money, three piles of pebbles and a chunk of old rusty piping that came from some factory, is that Irish art ? Is someone getting paid for that, is that where the money thats supposed to go to the Irish language ends up ? I dont see the difference between that and giving grants to pay for wood to be burned on a loyalist bonfire. I seen a few Shinners hanging around getting themselves seen, Tory types, the money people, those who feathered their own nests and those who were financially rewarded from the northern bank pay off. Hypocrites with agendas who can speak out of both sides of their mouths.

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  8. Comment on Where does ‘Guns and Government’ leave victims of the Peace Process’s ‘self regulation’?
    on 11 April 2014 at 12:19 pm

    “Tacapall – you have a very black and white view of the law and how it operates”

    What other way would any sane person look at the law. Are you suggesting there is a grey area where the rules can be manipulated to suit a particular policy or action, a policy or action that if carried out by others would lead to prosecutions and convictions but because it is being carried out by the state the same rules dont apply. Using murder to supposedly stop murder, arming murder gangs, allowing innocent civilians, fellow officers, soldiers and whoever to be murdered all supposedly for tactical advantage in the interests of saving life. Call me old fashioned if you like but in my mind the law applies to everyone or no-one at all surely you must understand – When those who make the law break the law then there is no law, conflict or not.

    Yes I think we can learn from the mistakes of our past by righting the wrongs that were made like naming those police officers who controlled murder gangs or naming those officers who armed murder gangs – Were these officers disciplined or promoted. Were these officers even reprimanded. Are these criminals still serving police officers and why does the rule of law not apply to them but applies to all others who carried out actions outside the law during the past conflict.

    “We now know what the price of peace is, if you are not prepared to pay it are you prepared for the consequences”

    Another armchair general telling us what we better do, like I said its easy for those who lost nothing to forgive. I’ve lived at the coalface all my life friend and I’ve seen what justice is like from those you are telling me I must accept as peacemakers and lawmakers, it is not me who is blind nor is it me wishes to brush the truth under the carpet.

    By the way what consequences might arise if some victims dont accept the murderers of their loved ones being given immunity for their actions ?

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  9. Comment on McGuinness trying to assure ordinary unionists that he recognises their Britishness?
    on 10 April 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Well you could forgive unionism for feeling a little unimportant and alone with recent events and the closer ties forming between Ireland and Britain a situation that unionists from this part of Ireland obviously feel uncomfortable with. Sinn Fein has once again made unionism look the political dinosaurs that they are, hence the reluctance to accept the hand of friendship thats being offered by their fellow Irish citizens.

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  10. Comment on McGuinness trying to assure ordinary unionists that he recognises their Britishness?
    on 10 April 2014 at 4:34 pm

    “Whilst we in the “North” are held in political and social limbo indefinitely by that movement and a host of other regressive forces that have an inability to govern”

    Sounds very Pavlovian and predetermined maybe its just cause and effect like night follows day or lack of wisdom leads to ignorance. Just because we are stupid once in our lives doesn’t mean we must always be stupid we can and should learn from our mistakes. This Limbo is not being forced upon us, we are not conditioned to accept our political fate we are seduced and manipulated by the media they can show us nightmares or utopias but we do have a choice, we can register to vote or not, it is we who elect or decide which forces or movements determine our political future. You have to give respect where respect is due and I’ll tip my hat to any person be they Irish or British who takes up the challenge of uniting the people of Ireland and Britain under a common cause in a peaceful and political manner.

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