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Johnny Von Pintland wrote: Sat Jul 30, 2022 10:39 am Really like that Abdominal Dr Phibes poster. Not afraid to challenge cosy consensus thinking, and he’s extremely witty. Has a lovely turn of phrase as well. Tier-1 poster.
Except where he/she's blindly defending FG and all they do!!
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If you replaced the Irish electorate with the Current subscribers on boards.ie they'd vote for an FG / Labour rump government.
The rest are opposition under SF.
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gugleguy wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 11:25 am If you replaced the Irish electorate with the Current subscribers on boards.ie they'd vote for an FG / Labour rump government.
The rest are opposition under SF.
So it's a bit like watching the proceedings in the Dáil - you learn nothing other than realising you've just wasted your time observing grown adults behave like juveniles and that its better for your sanity to switch to another station.
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Dang. Ya got me ncdj. Me Watching too much of the Tith an oieacht channel or whatever it's called on telly!
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Surprised no one mentioned MT Cranium, the Canadian weather forecaster. Good knowledgeable poster.
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Ncdjd2 wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 12:23 pm So it's a bit like watching the proceedings in the Dáil - you learn nothing other than realising you've just wasted your time observing grown adults behave like juveniles and that its better for your sanity to switch to another station.
I tried watching before but even children can behave better than they do. It’s all accusations and screeching. Such an embarrassment.
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The bun fights, we call it. Silly Billys. But sure you must remember seeing that the biggest gobshytes, defectives, narcissists and wimps were the ones who got most heavily involved in "young" political parties at school/university.
A good politician is fairly rare.

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Ncdjd2 wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 12:44 pm Surprised no one mentioned MT Cranium, the Canadian weather forecaster. Good knowledgeable poster.
Also sryanbruen (he of the Storm Bingo and storm comparison table) and Gaoth Laidir. The latter poster does a good job of balancing out weather and storm hysteria.

Several of the most knowledgable posters on the weather forum would be derided as climate skeptics by the screaming mob.
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Climate! There’s no such thing as climate, you cis-neutred shinnerbot blue shirted patriarchal feminazis! Ilk-something-something! Arrrrrggghh!
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JayZeus wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 6:37 pm Climate! There’s no such thing as climate, you cis-neutred shinnerbot blue shirted patriarchal feminazis! Ilk-something-something! Arrrrrggghh!
So you think you're qualified in all of these minutae.....

But are you truly woke?

Seriously. 8-)
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Can’t believe what I just read over there, truly a new low. The right ons posting mental health phone number line number in response to a valid, inoffensive observation and then justifying it by saying they want to help people. These same people that were so offended by talk of Biden’s cognitive abilities as to see the topic banned from discussion. The height of depravity and hypocrisy.
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BrianD3 wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 3:15 pm Also sryanbruen (he of the Storm Bingo and storm comparison table) and Gaoth Laidir. The latter poster does a good job of balancing out weather and storm hysteria.

Several of the most knowledgable posters on the weather forum would be derided as climate skeptics by the screaming mob.
I seen your thread in CA on homecare. I'll be filling out that public consultation form tonight. Hope you don't mind me bringing it up here as i dont have an account on boards. I have spent at least 10 years of my life dealing with home care companies, the HSE and public health nurses due to my mother been in the later stages of MS. There are no words I can put down to describe the anger I have for most of the people I've had to deal with over the years on this. I've been through most scenarios you have posted in the other forum and at some stage, when I'm in the right frame of mind and have a couple of hours free time, I will describe my experiences that my dad and self had and also what my mother had to go through. You will hit many brick walls on your own journey through this, the HSE, the care companies and health nurses have a tendency to band together when you report something.

Look after yourself Brian, it's a stressful situation you are in.

If its inappropriate to post this let me know man and I will get rid of it. Just when I read your thread there it brought it all back to me with regard to what you have to now deal with.
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No problem at all, if I wanted to separate my posts "over there" from those here, I wouldn't have picked out the same username when registering.

Also, the more web traffic there is about issues like homecare, the better.

Ideally, thousands of people would swamp the public consultation with their experiences as all of it is FOIable with identifying info removed. Unfortunately, we know from previous public consultations on various topics that very few people make submissions.
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BrianD3 wrote: Mon Aug 01, 2022 11:46 am Ideally, thousands of people would swamp the public consultation with their experiences and all of it would be FOIable with identifying info removed. Unfortunately, we know from previous public consultations on various topics that very few people make submissions.
I'll be making it my business to do it. I would have been reticent to do it while my mother was alive due to repercussions as we were threatened on numerous occasions with review of services when we brought up certain issues. I will not hold back on the b@stards.
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knownunknown wrote: Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:49 am Can’t believe what I just read over there, truly a new low. The right ons posting mental health phone number line number in response to a valid, inoffensive observation and then justifying it by saying they want to help people. These same people that were so offended by talk of Biden’s cognitive abilities as to see the topic banned from discussion. The height of depravity and hypocrisy.
Are you talking about the thread in AH that was closed (and then reopened thanks to me :D) when a poster mentioned suicide? Their post was deleted and helplines were posted in it's place.
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Diamonds of Frost wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:31 pm Are you talking about the thread in AH that was closed (and then reopened thanks to me :D) when a poster mentioned suicide? Their post was deleted and helplines were posted in it's place.
No, in current affairs, it popped up both in the trump and Biden threads. Has since been cleaned up so there is no longer any record of it.
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knownunknown wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:03 pm No, in current affairs, it popped up both in the trump and Biden threads. Has since been cleaned up so there is no longer any record of it.
I see. I rarely frequent those threads although I do like to read a lot of the others on that forum. Would rarely post in them though.
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Diamonds of Frost wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:05 pm I see. I rarely frequent those threads although I do like to read a lot of the others on that forum. Would rarely post in them though.
You’re probably right the discussions there and how people are treated is really horrible. The poster who had the mental health phone number levelled at them has since been banned and the one who said it is still going so I really think the moderation is to blame.
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gugleguy wrote: Tue Jul 05, 2022 3:06 pm Passed away tragically - fell into canal and drowned while drunk: Pygmalion a boards classic early on.
Great wit and nuance.
Was an acquaintance of mine in university, were in a few societies there together. That was such a sad time. Ten years ago this year, the search for his body went on for about a month.
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On a recent thread on boards.ie the OP wonders why Israel gets away with so much? A growing number of bleeding hearts..

Well, it has since 1948. I remember when I was a teenager watching a BBC documentary about how Israeli soldiers broke Palestinian protesters arms with their own hands. I remember when rte reported when an Israeli commander felt "insulted" by an Irish UN peacekeeper he slapped the Irish man across the face. Israel industry also manufactured the favoured Uzi sub machine gun. (An daption of a czec design incidentally)
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