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  1. Comment on Some thoughts on the Economics of Unity.
    on 24 April 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Comrade Stalin

    nothing “”is what”” “the assembly actually did of note.”

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  2. Comment on About ‘that’ crossroads: Moderate Unionism at Twaddell, April 2014
    on 24 April 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Comrade Stalin

    “No it hasn’t.”

    Pat Doherty, got 48.42% of the vote in west Tyrone and Alliance complain that republicans should not march though a “nationalist” town in his electoral area???????????

    Is their any evidence that Alliance say that “Unionists” should not march in the same town?

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  3. Comment on Some thoughts on the Economics of Unity.
    on 24 April 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Charles_Gould

    Why do you think super rich Russians want to live in the UK?

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  4. Comment on Some thoughts on the Economics of Unity.
    on 24 April 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Comrade Stalin

    “in the Assembly”

    So what has the assembly actually did of note?

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  5. Comment on About ‘that’ crossroads: Moderate Unionism at Twaddell, April 2014
    on 24 April 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Comrade Stalin

    “The authorities are afraid to do anything in case it makes it worse. ”

    The Alliance party stance on the sf Castlederg parade has had an impact in making things worse.

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  6. Comment on Some thoughts on the Economics of Unity.
    on 24 April 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Comrade Stalin

    ” I hasten to point out that so far Northern Ireland’s nationalists and persuaders for a united Ireland are showing no sign of accepting the economic tradeoffs that contribute to the RoI’s economic success. ”

    You would agree with the new local government arrangements it should be up to the new bodies to work their own cross border initiatives in the economic arena?

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  7. Comment on Election Posters Everywhere, but very few seem to be staying up in some areas
    on 24 April 2014 at 11:25 am

    fitzjameshorse1745

    “We have come a long way with environmental legislation.”

    Can I legally take down election posters after the date they are supposed to be taken down by the political party?

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  8. Comment on Gerry Adams: “I have no recollection of that whatsoever.”
    on 24 April 2014 at 11:22 am

    cynic2

    “Awwww …now you are just trolling”

    The PIRA use of such tactics is tiny compared to that the UK army gets up to.

    Shock and Awe the initial bombing of baghdad:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NktsxucDvNI

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  9. Comment on Gerry Adams: “I have no recollection of that whatsoever.”
    on 24 April 2014 at 11:02 am

    “…like blowing up women and children in fish shops, children in cars, dog fanciers at a dinner dance, mothers of 10 whom they wrongly suspect as being informers, police station cleaners, builders, etc etc etc.”

    Those are the things you get in “military operations”. It would be interesting to know if the PIRA had a greater 10% probability of collateral damage resulting from any pre-planned operation?

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  10. Comment on Gerry Adams: “I have no recollection of that whatsoever.”
    on 24 April 2014 at 10:27 am

    truthfinder

    “There is no moral equivalence with the Protestant/Unionist community”

    “you cannot be serious”

    “the fact that blowing a man to pieces as he gets into his car or shooting him in cold blood is never justified”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26046696

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  11. Comment on Gerry Adams: “I have no recollection of that whatsoever.”
    on 24 April 2014 at 8:31 am

    cynic2

    “what does that say about the Irish people who vote for him? ”

    They will vote for people who take part in military operations.

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  12. Comment on A tale of two wars (well two divergent accounts of the same war)…
    on 23 April 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Reader

    “Devout theologians: the best of them can handle internal logic. Rationality is too much to expect.”

    An interesting generalized attack on theologians. Thomas Aquinas is famous for his use of “natural reason” as well as his work on speculative theology.

    Thomas work on Just war simply built on the work of others such as Plato and Cicero.

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  13. Comment on NI21′s ‘tús maith’ !
    on 23 April 2014 at 10:39 am

    IJP

    “Alliance has embraced Irish for a lot longer than NI21 has. Indeed Irish has been used at Party Council meetings.”

    Is CS wrong?1 How much Irish was used?

    1
    “Tina, like myself and 90% of the rest of the population, probably cannot string together more than a few sentences in Irish at best.”

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  14. Comment on Scotland Essays: Proud declaration of lack of vision is the hallmark of a failing No campaign
    on 23 April 2014 at 10:01 am

    truthfinder

    “hated English”

    Who hates the English????

    “deeper integration into the EU”

    The Scottish (I am open to being corrected) are European.

    They like and trust the other European countries and think they are “better together”.

    An excellent resource on the topic can be found here: (UK = united kingdoms of Europe)

    http://bettertogether.net/pages/about

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  15. Comment on NI21′s ‘tús maith’ !
    on 23 April 2014 at 9:46 am

    Comrade Stalin

    “such {tokenism}1 is little more than a poor substitute for policies and ideas ”

    It is possible to have policies and ideas and then do something with them.

    http://www.gaeilge.ie/Using/Introduction.asp

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  16. Comment on Geraldine Finucane: “A deep wound cannot be stitched over and just left because it won’t heal”
    on 22 April 2014 at 8:32 am

    truthfinder

    “Most people would reasonably think that this is a distinction without a difference. ”

    Explicitly both the RUC and the Stevens Report disagree with you.

    Why do you think neither the RUC or Stevens report could find any trace of the…. “evidence alluded to in the comments by Sir John Hermon”

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  17. Comment on Polls: Ireland’s two party system dead as four blocks slip into their electoral trenches
    on 21 April 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Politico68

    “That does not stop the border counties sorting out issues that make things work better.”

    With the new local government in “Northern Ireland” a lot of issues will be sorted out in a cross border manner.

    The direct ones will be important but more important will be the issues sorted out because “Belfast” does not work.

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  18. Comment on Polls: Ireland’s two party system dead as four blocks slip into their electoral trenches
    on 21 April 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Politico68

    “Pan Nationalist Front”

    Why would you need such an approach?

    The Belfast pale should be left to work things out for itself over a long period of time.

    That does not stop the border counties sorting out issues that make things work better.

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  19. Comment on Polls: Ireland’s two party system dead as four blocks slip into their electoral trenches
    on 21 April 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Greenflag

    “cloud out NI as being a kind of twilight zone where the normal rules of democracy have had to be sidelined in favour of the mandatory GFA power sharing which for all it’s faults is still an improvement over blood on the streets and another generation of stupid sectarian violence or worse .”

    I think same view is held by most people in Tyrone.

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  20. Comment on Geraldine Finucane: “A deep wound cannot be stitched over and just left because it won’t heal”
    on 21 April 2014 at 6:45 pm

    truthfinder

    ” not one mentioned the fact that three of his brothers were provos,”

    Why do you think they did that?

    “Sean O’Callaghan, Ken Maginnis, and Sir John Hermon that have been placed in the public domain against Finucane”

    I posted what they said up above. Not one said he was a member of the IRA! O Callaghan said “understood to be so by all present” in other words he assumed he was a member of the IRA.

    You need to explain why: “The RUC and the Stevens Report said that Pat Finucane was not a member of the IRA.”

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