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The Off Topic Thread Mark 3

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Dub13, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. The Pernicious One

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    The Pernicious One suggests that this kind of commentary inclines that your hatred of Man U is greater than your life be for Liverpool, say it ain’t so!
     
  2. robbie st leger

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    Sorry not accepting that answer
    Do you cheer for Utd and a win that gives us the league title we crave or hope Utd lose/draw and we don't win the title
    There is no opt out here
     
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    I can't fathom it
     
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    Was just thinking back to when Jamie Redknapp pinged one in last minute against Blackburn. Lucky enough Andy Cole couldn’t hit a barn door that day or LFC would have handed them the title. I remember me and my Dad celebrating the goal and then suddenly panicking a wee bit that United might score.
     
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    Keith Flint (49) of The Prodigy, suicide.
    Luke Perry (52) Beverly Hills 90210 actor, stroke.
    King Kong Bundy (61) ex-WWF wrestler, cause undisclosed.
    All dead within the past few days.
    Mad stuff. A lot of those WWF lads don't make it past their mid-60s.
     
  7. Roll on 19

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    God mate, 60's for a wrestler seems to be positively old age. The list of them not making 40 is crazy.
    For anyone interested theres several sites dedicated to Wrestlers passings and the causes. Has a look through one there and was surprised (since I like the wrassli'n and keep fairly current) at some of the names on there. Didnt know Dynamite kid, Giant Gonzales, Jimmy Del Ray, Ludvig Borga, Rosey, The origonal Doink, The Renagade (imposter Warrior) and many others from the 80's and 90's WWE tv have all passed.
     
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    Truck was stuck under the bridge in Amiens Street today when I was leaving work. Just saw there another truck has hit the bridge in Drumcondra. It's amazing how often trucks hit bridges in Dublin.
     
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    It's hard to not at the very least imagine that it's lads paying zero attention to what they're doing driving trucks today thinking about the long weekend if there's been two strikes in the one day. I'm always amazed that it's not one of the big things in a truck drivers mind, can I fit under this bridge?

    As a similar story from my brother today he got the train into town and jumped off at Broombridge to test out the new Luas, got off only to realise that the Luas wasn't running because kids are on strike over something in the city so waited 25 minutes for the next train as he hadn't a clue where he was only to get stuck on a train somewhere for 15 minutes because of the bridge being struck at Connolly. I'd say he wishes he'd just stayed home today.
     
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    The kids are trying to force governments into doing more to combat climate change. There's lots of hot takes on social media about them getting lifts to school in cars,or going on holidays on planes but it misses the point like those calling water charge protesters hypocrites for buying bottles of water did.Tell your brother that Luas from Broombridge is a very good service by the way. Into O'Connell Street in no time.
     
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    He lives in Sweden now so it's of little use to him, he's been pontificating for months about how superior Sweden is in every way, he's going to be unbearable after today's incidents!

    Fair play to the kids for turning up in such big numbers for what might we'll prove to be their generations biggest challenge.
     
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    Society shouldn’t be leaving it to kids to affect sustainability policies. We’re all Hypocrites when it comes to waste reduction, sustainability measures, power consumption etc. Businesses are not immune to that charge either.
     
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    What’s people’s opinions on helping the homeless with cash/food ?
    Generally don’t to be honest extremely rarely, but I was approach yesterday morning in Manchester by a young man, didn’t ask for cash or anything, just asked would by any chance be able to get him a hot drink and a slice of toast.
    so that’s what he got.(and before anyone says anything I’m not looking for credit like these social media attention seekers)

    But Really opened my eyes to what the homeless must face to be honest,
    He was a genuine nice guy and he couldn’t be more thankful, spent a little while talking with him, he wished me a happy Saint Patrick’s day and had a little laugh together, a lot of these people just want a little human interaction and not ignored like the are a piece of dirt or a eye sore on the street
     
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    People are on the streets for many different reasons

    I have worked with different groups that provide help

    Its both heart Breaking and scary to see how some people live

    Taking a moment to stop and talk to another human is great and can mean so much to the person

    Numbers on the streets are on the rise here and the uk sadly

    Yeah some people on the streets will spend cash on drink or drugs

    Persoanlly i wont judge them as i haven't walked in their shoes

    Some people on the streets have very complex issues and providing them with a home isnt that straight forward

    One thing is certain enough is not being done my governments to help

    Imagine how bad things would be without the many charity groups or without random acts of kindness like yours John
     
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    Last week I cleaned out my wardrobe and had three bags of clothes , some with the labels still on them and most of them were too small for me. Decided I would drop them into the men’s refuge in Wexford as it’s for a good cause. The lad who I handed them to, was over the moon and said they are very grateful as they have a lot of men down on their luck in Wexford . I just thought to myself that if I ever needed help in the future that’s where I would go. He told me some good stories about the place too.

    I would urge anyone who is thinking of throwing out all clothes to drop them into the men’s refuge in their local town or village of if the missus is throwing out clothes advise her to drop them into the women’s refuge as I’m sure they would be very appreciated . Not looking for any praise or anything but when you walk away from there, like John said it gets you thinking what more we could be doing.
     
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    Don't normally listen to it but there was a blind woman on liveline yesterday who is sleeping in the doorway of a shop on Grafton street with her guide dog, the normality of the conversation between her and Joe was staggering. This country truly is fcuked.
     
  17. Gerry

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    I think i read about her before

    Is she there a while ?

    Its all become so acceptable and normal its scary
     

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