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Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by Red7778, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Red7778

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    To begin Dublin Bus's decision to scrap the number 19 bus thread has not gone down well with Customers.

    The figures are a bit confusing here.


    http://www.independent.ie/national-...ury-at-dublin-bus-route-closures-2839335.html
     
  2. KEITHO M

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    This bus does my area and after say 10am there is hardly anybody on it to about 3pm where it gets busy Til about 7 pm. The early bus though used to be about 6:20am not sure what time now used to be jammers. The propsed new route still goes pretty close to my house so won't effect me much but can see why people aren't happy because it's now avoiding tolka estate where a lot of old people live.
     
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    Why cant they just use route on a limited basis. Seems unfair on the old people there who Im sure will be put out by this.
    Wonder will local td get involved given the amount of signatures.
     
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    Jaysus pity the 11,000 havent sued the 19 for months or else they wouldn't need to get rid.

    Should start from scratch with bus routes not tinker and tinker.

    48a gone too no surprise since it basically follows the Luas line. 14a will be missed as much quicker than the new 14 route.

    Think 16 remains though.
     
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  5. vodkacolly

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    I must admit, i never even knew Norway had polar bears.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...-mauled-to-death-by-polar-bear-in-Norway.html


    British tourist mauled to death by polar bear in Norway
    A British tourist has been mauled to death and four other people have been injured in a polar bear attack in Norway.


    The attack happened today in the Norwegian Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard.

    "One person has died and four others are injured. Their injuries are serious," Liv Asta Oedegaard, a spokeswoman at the Svalbard district governor's office, said.

    She said the five had been travelling with a "British group," but could not confirm that they were all British citizens or say if they were tourists or visiting Svalbard in another capacity.

    She added: "We got a call via satellite phone from a British group of campers that there had been a polar bear attack and that one person was dead and that others were injured and they needed assistance.

    "There are no roads in the area of the Von Postbreen glacier where the incident happened so we scrambled a helicopter."

    The injured people were taken, first, to hospital in Longyearbyen and that air ambulances would be flying the injured on to University Hospital in Tromso.

    It is not known how many were in the party or whether they were on an organised tour or travelling individually.

    Earlier this year the Svalbard Governor issued a warning about polar bears after several were seen close to Longyearbyen.

    People who spotted bears were asked to telephone a special number. The Governor reminded the public that under local regulations it was prohibited to seek out and disturb polar bears and that obvious violations of this rule could be punished by fine or jail.

    In a statement, the district governor's office said that authorities had received word of the attack near the Von Post glacier near the district capital of Longyearbyen at around 7:30am (0530 GMT).

    "The four injured people are now at the Longyearbyen Hospital... An ambulance is now scheduled to fly the patients to the hospital in Tromsoe," in northern Norway, the statement said, adding the polar bear had been killed.

    A spokesman for the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: "Our embassy in Oslo is urgently looking into reports of an incident in northern Norway."
     
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    Thousands of Irish customers have been left in limbo, after the collapse of the Home Payments Ltd.

    The company, which managed utility and debt payments on behalf of customers, ceased trading this week - leaving many not knowing whether direct debits on their accounts have already gone through.

    The directors of the Rathmines organisation say the shutdown will come with immediate effect.

    "The directors have also been advised that this course of action is in the best interests of all their customers and creditors," said a statement on the website.

    "The company is acting to protect its customers and to secure customers deposits."

    They have blamed failed investments in the property sector for the closure.
     
  7. south

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    Things don't sound good for Eircom either with mounting debts
     
  8. vodkacolly

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    Theres been problems there since day one and its never looked like getting any better.
     
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    Jasizz - I"d hate to siht the bit by being mauled to death by a bear . Terrified half to death first and then being eaten by the fecker - ugh :eek:.
     
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    it looks like jim will need some "support" himself soon:D
     
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    fcuk me thats some way to go death by bear RIP
     
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    Seems it was a 17year old lad that died. Awful.
     
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    thats terrible plus not to mention the other injuried people to must be in some state
     
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    Unfortunate & sad, but by entering wild animals natural environment you're taking a massive risk. Don't see why the bear should be killed because of human encroachment, if that's the case.
     
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    Some folks are just bad.
    http://www.herald.ie/news/prison-officers-wrist-is-broken-in-street-attack-by-exinmate-2841144.html
     
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    could this be the first social network instigated riot?

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-08-07/riot-breaks-out-in-london/2827852

    Riot police have been sent in to battle growing unrest in a north London district on Saturday after rioters torched two patrol cars, a bus and a shop after the fatal shooting of a man by police.

    The patrol cars and a double-decker bus were set ablaze as dozens gathered outside the police station on the High Road in Tottenham, smashing up shop windows. One establishment was also on fire.

    Local journalists at the scene spoke of widespread looting in the crowded area and said there had been alarming Twitter messages appealing people to join in the violence.

    Riot officers have been dispersed and were coming under missile attacks, said a spokesman for London's Metropolitan Police.

    Two patrol cars had parked up about 200 metres from the police station while their officers conducted traffic patrols on foot, he said.

    "A number of bottles were thrown at these two cars - one was set alight and the second was pushed into the middle of the High Road. It was subsequently set alight.

    "The officers were not in the vehicles and were unhurt."

    Riot squad officers have been deployed to the north and south of the police station to disperse the crowd.

    The unrest occurred following a march from Broadwater Farm, a 1960s public housing estate in Tottenham.

    It is understood many were protesting the shooting death of a local man.

    A minicab passenger was shot dead by police in Tottenham on Thursday after an apparent exchange of fire.

    The 29-year-old, named locally as Mark Duggan, a father of four, died at the scene.

    An officer may have had a lucky escape in the incident - a police radio was found to have a bullet lodged in it.

    Local resident David Akinsanya told the BBC he was feeling "unsafe".

    "It's really bad," he said.

    "It looks like it's going to get very tasty ... there seems to be a lot of anger in Tottenham tonight."

    Broadwater Farm is widely known in Britain following the 1985 killing of Police Constable Keith Blakelock, who was hacked to death during a riot there.

    Tottenham is an ethnically-diverse urban area best known for its English Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur.
     
  17. vodkacolly

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    Riots are usually about politics, ethnics or social injustice... but in this case I really dont understand how hundreds have gone rioting over the death of Mr. Duggan. I really think its just a case of dogs following the pack, and scumbags looking for an excuse to cause trouble.
     
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    so why did they shoot him?

    What happened?
     
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    No idea.
    They are not reporting that. It says there was an 'exchange of gunfire' and Mark duggan was shot. That could mean he was firing at the police, or the fella next to him was firing, or he was just an innocent man caught in the crossfire.:confused:
     
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    weird.

    So...... they shot him, but never explained why. And now people are rioting?

    Maybe the rioters know there wasnt a reason???

    Why didnt the police give a reason for shooting him?

    I'm not saying its right to start rioting. I'm just suggesting that if you shoot a civilian, then you surely have to give a reason. Dont you?
     

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