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Just now, Scooby Dudek said:

 

We all know the context in which these actions took place. Are you justifying this week's riots ? 

 

No

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I always found this line from 50 Dead Men Walking to be quite poignant

 

Is that what you think, huh?
Terrorists?  
well, I don't see anyone tearing up
your house because you're lrish...  
hauling your arse onto the street...  
getting the shit kicked
out of you by soldiers for fun?
  
The Brits have never been in lreland by
invitation, so you tell me who's the fuckin' terrorist?
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3 minutes ago, Bruce Spanner said:


You forgot to say useless, talentless and wholly unsuited to being a minister, especially a significant post like she holds.

 

Tragically out of her depth. 

Love is blind, mate.

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2 minutes ago, Bjornebye said:

I always found this line from 50 Dead Men Walking to be quite poignant

 


Is that what you think, huh?
Terrorists?  
well, I don't see anyone tearing up
your house because you're lrish...  
hauling your arse onto the street...  
getting the shit kicked
out of you by soldiers for fun?
  
The Brits have never been in lreland by
invitation, so you tell me who's the fuckin' terrorist?

Ended up working for Special Branch and saved loads of innocent lives being taken by terrorists 

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11 minutes ago, A Red said:

Ended up working for Special Branch and saved loads of innocent lives being taken by terrorists 

Don't get a wide on mate it's just a line from a movie. 

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10 minutes ago, Bjornebye said:

I always found this line from 50 Dead Men Walking to be quite poignant

...

That was a great book. Difficult read, but fascinating.

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1 minute ago, Jennings said:

That was a great book. Difficult read, but fascinating.

Absolutely. Most books on the troubles are, from both sides of the fence. Harrowing too. 

 

EDIT: The line I quoted is from the movie adaption. 

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Just now, Bjornebye said:

Don't get a wide on mate it's just a line from a movie. 

I'm not. The book is excellent and revealing. Martin McGartland is a top bloke

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1 minute ago, Bjornebye said:

Absolutely. Most books on the troubles are, from both sides of the fence. Harrowing too. 

 

EDIT: The line I quoted is from the movie adaption. 

The most harrowing I read was Shankill Butchers about Lenny Murphy and his gang murdering and butchering innocent Roman Catholics.

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Just now, A Red said:

The most harrowing I read was Shankill Butchers about Lenny Murphy and his gang murdering and butchering innocent Roman Catholics.

I'm not sure its that exact one but I read one on them and they were absolute bastards. 

 

This for me is far and away the best. Pulls no punches for eitehr side

 

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Just now, Bjornebye said:

I'm not sure its that exact one but I read one on them and they were absolute bastards. 

 

This for me is far and away the best. Pulls no punches for eitehr side

 

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I shall look out for that

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26 minutes ago, Scooby Dudek said:

 

We all know the context in which these actions took place. Are you justifying this week's riots ? 

 

 

26 minutes ago, A Red said:

No

 

5 hours ago, A Red said:

Politicians attending a covid rules breaking funeral for Bobby Storey, a murderous cunt and terrorist. 

Then why post it ? I would guess everyone posting here knows about the funeral, who attended and it's relation to Covid rules. 

 

You wrote nothing else in your post, just that one line. What was the context of the post ?

 

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The real issue here is the NI Protocol, the funeral is nothing more than a side-show.

 

NI Brexiteers were so caught up in celebrating their famous victory no-one bothered to check the protocol consequences. A gov't body advised about the dangers years before but they were too stupid and ignorant to take it on board.

 

A good politician would seek to improve the Protocol, consider reasonable alternatives, swallow their pride, work along with people they don't like for the common good.

 

Unfortunately good politicians are in short supply in NI. They'd rather blame the EU, irish gov't, remoaners, Boris or stir up sectarian tension to deflect from their incompetence

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19 minutes ago, Scooby Dudek said:

 

 

Then why post it ? I would guess everyone posting here knows about the funeral, who attended and it's relation to Covid rules. 

 

You wrote nothing else in your post, just that one line. What was the context of the post ?

 

Because no-one else had mentioned it, nor the fact that it became relevant now because a decision has only just been made not to prosecute.

 

I'm not trying to justify the rioting I'm adding something a bit different to the "DUP are cunts" "Arlene is an ugly bitch", "Loyalists are cunts" etc. 

 

 

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18 minutes ago, Istvan Kuntstain said:

It's like the UVF haven't broke the same rules and called for withdrawal of the good friday agreement....

Here we go again, what about it?

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6 minutes ago, Istvan Kuntstain said:

 

Hypocrites just like you. You don't think that this is on the DUP?

You keep coming up with what about shit.

 

I have added factually correct context (funeral of terrorist etc) which nobody else has brought up in this thread. You can point out where I'm wrong, i'e explain to me that he wasnt a terrorist or the Dep First Minister didnt attend illegally.

 

Otherwise stop petty point scoring 

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5 minutes ago, A Red said:

You keep coming up with what about shit.

 

I have added factually correct context (funeral of terrorist etc) which nobody else has brought up in this thread. You can point out where I'm wrong, i'e explain to me that he wasnt a terrorist or the Dep First Minister didnt attend illegally.

 

Otherwise stop petty point scoring 

I already have pointed out where you are factually incorrect, just because you have said something it doesn't become fact. There's no point scoring just hypocrisy from you, I didn't direct the last post at you did I? I just pointed out some hypocrisy from the UVF and DUP anyway Philip's dead get your bunting out.

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2 hours ago, A Red said:

You keep coming up with what about shit.

 

I have added factually correct context (funeral of terrorist etc) which nobody else has brought up in this thread. You can point out where I'm wrong, i'e explain to me that he wasnt a terrorist or the Dep First Minister didnt attend illegally.

 

Otherwise stop petty point scoring 

So it is not a fact that Dep First Minister attended illegally.

 

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2021/03/30/no-charges-recommended-over-covid-breaches-at-bobby-storey-funeral/

 

No prosecutions have been recommended over alleged breaches of Covid-19 regulations last year at the funeral of senior republican Bobby Storey.

Northern Ireland’s deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill was among 24 interviewed by police over the scenes at the funeral in west Belfast in June.

The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) director of public prosecutions Stephen Herron said he acknowledged “widespread public concern” around events on June 30, 2020.

However he said the regulations had become “extremely difficult to navigate” with 10 different amendments.

“Prosecutions can only be brought where the available evidence provides a reasonable prospect of proving, beyond reasonable doubt, a breach of the criminal law,” he said.

“As a result of the factors considered we have concluded that the prosecution could not prove any breach of the regulations to the required standard.”

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Read a book called Big Boys Rules about the shoot to kill policy in the 80s. Enjoyed it if that's the right word.

Went into the SAS's role and how active terrorism suddenly became less fun but, ultimately, it was a counter productive policy for various reasons I'm sure you can all work out

 

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54 minutes ago, Scooby Dudek said:

So it is not a fact that Dep First Minister attended illegally.

 

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2021/03/30/no-charges-recommended-over-covid-breaches-at-bobby-storey-funeral/

 

No prosecutions have been recommended over alleged breaches of Covid-19 regulations last year at the funeral of senior republican Bobby Storey.

Northern Ireland’s deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill was among 24 interviewed by police over the scenes at the funeral in west Belfast in June.

The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) director of public prosecutions Stephen Herron said he acknowledged “widespread public concern” around events on June 30, 2020.

However he said the regulations had become “extremely difficult to navigate” with 10 different amendments.

“Prosecutions can only be brought where the available evidence provides a reasonable prospect of proving, beyond reasonable doubt, a breach of the criminal law,” he said.

“As a result of the factors considered we have concluded that the prosecution could not prove any breach of the regulations to the required standard.”

I know no prosecution was brought . Plenty think it should have been, particularly as the rules at the time said that you were able to attend a funeral only if close family were unable to attend. Close family did attend.

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