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    Originally posted by hotspur View Post
    Can anyone give the cliffs on the equality debate that's going on here (not reading these long multiquoted posts, no offence to anyone posting)?
    Hitch isn’t sure if it’s ok to not find a comedian with a speech impediment and terrible delivery funny. It’s been a bit of a spiral.

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      Originally posted by Lazare View Post
      Another beautiful lady in my life, 6lb 14, am in love.

      Mama and bombolito flying it

      Restrictions lifted just two days ago too, so I can visit every day.

      This day is one of the good ones.
      Congrats Conor, am absolutely chuffed for you!

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        Fairly sure it was Lao Lao's toxic aggressive mickey what started it
        I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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          Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post
          Congrats Conor, am absolutely chuffed for you!
          Cheers Brian, am on cloud 9 here
          I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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            Originally posted by Lazare View Post

            Cheers Brian, am on cloud 9 here
            Too many kids in the village . Stop this immediately.

            Great stuff all the same . Congrats.

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              Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
              And then there's those hundreds of years of servitude under the English - I know none of us lived through that...
              Ahem... six counties, discrimination, civil rights, British army. I’ll let your imagination do the rest.


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                Leeds are back theyll last 3 seasons . Autumn , Winter and Spring .

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                  Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                  Leeds are back theyll last 3 seasons . Autumn , Winter and Spring .
                  GFYS. They have a great (if crazy) manager. Can't believe it been 16 years.

                  Cool fact:

                  1963/64: Liverpool win Division One, Leeds United win Division Two and Coventry City win Division Three.

                  2019/20: Liverpool win the Premier League, Leeds United win the Championship and Coventry City win League One.

                  No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity, but I know none, therefore am no beast.

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                    Don't know the exact count. Think we are at about 60%. We need 80/90% to make it happen depending on the price per % so if anyone else has an interest in taking a piece please sign up here. Ask yourself this?

                    Do you really want to be the guy on IPB not cheering on the horsey going into the final day? That would suck.

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                      Jumoed into my first ever Bracelet Event. Bit late but 25bbs to work with. Expect to be hot on Helmuths tail by end of next month

                      Edit - nvm
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                        Originally posted by Dice75 View Post
                        Jumoed into my first ever Bracelet Event. Bit late but 25bbs to work with. Expect to be hot on Helmuths tail by end of next month

                        Edit - nvm
                        The 100 opener? Made day 2 yesterday. Only 20bb but enough for a spin on the final day. The numbers they are getting are mental. There was 3600 in for my flight alone. Wish I had of gambled it up a bit more to build a stack and shot another few days for a better stack.
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                          Originally posted by Opr View Post

                          The 100 opener? Made day 2 yesterday. Only 20bb but enough for a spin on the final day. The numbers they are getting are mental. There was 3600 in for my flight alone. Wish I had of gambled it up a bit more to build a stack and shot another few days for a better stack.
                          Yep, 1st ever hand in a WSOP Bracelet Event and I bust

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                            Originally posted by Dice75 View Post

                            Yep, 1st ever hand in a WSOP Bracelet Event and I bust
                            I nominate you for the big spin )))

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                              Tidying up the rental house this evening prior to departure tomorrow morning when the landlady appeared. Thought she was most likely checking in to see what we had broken (surprisingly little) but no, she had come to say goodbye to the kids and have a 'competition' to see if they could guess the name of the big teddy left in one of the bedrooms. My youngest hit the jackpot with the inspired selection of Big Ted and she promptly presented her with a fiver and one for her brother.
                              This on top of a welcome pack that included beer, wine, milk, tea, bread, scones, butter, jam, chocolate, biscuits and sweets. Not to mention ample supplies of face masks and hand sanitiser.

                              Some hospitality tbf. I even got a copy of the Southern Star out of the deal. Ireland wins.
                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                One of the best hardcore punk frontmen ever to grace a stage and a true hero to me growing up is gone.

                                Why I came to be touched (figuratively) by a gay chinaman from Canada as a 16 year old from south Derry is still a mystery.

                                One of my life’s great regrets is that I was at a hardcore show in Vancouver In the early 90s, maybe 50 or 60 people, and there he was with a couple of friends and I was too awestruck to say hello and tell him how much his music meant to me.

                                RIP Mr.Chi Pig




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                                  Enjoying watching Dublin GAA supporters on here making arguements in favour of levelling the playing field to negate privilege

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                                    Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                    Another beautiful lady in my life, 6lb 14, am in love.

                                    Mama and bombolito flying it

                                    Restrictions lifted just two days ago too, so I can visit every day.

                                    This day is one of the good ones.
                                    Congrats, this popped into my head in Limerick style (blame RD111)

                                    Another bundle presented with smiles
                                    He'd been wearing a groove in the tiles
                                    Many paths can be led
                                    Our fate is not sealed its bred
                                    In 2040 she breaks the 4 minute mile

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                                      Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                      My business school individually interviews all 5000 applicants for about 600 places each year. Massively competitive as everyone has already met very competitive academic qualifications. Each interview is a professor and an external (usually very successful) business person. What you consistently see is that anyone who has had any sort of struggle (through life, disability, ethnicity, whatever) always gets ranked on top. They've so clearly had to fight more to get to where they are so it's the obvious choice. That's consistently across a few hundred interviews with maybe 50-70 interview partners over the last five years. Never been explicitly stated either, it's just a thing.

                                      Not saying 'problem solved', just that people innately want to make decisions to help solve the problem.
                                      So the pampered kids, with all the advantages, have no idea how to struggle and fight for what they want and often lack resilience. Probably correct that you are recognizing and rewarding these desirable qualities but are the 'advantaged' kids at a disadvantage in that they have had everything handed to them. Not being factious here and intrigued by the question of how to 'teach' resilience and fight. Could also go next level and ask the question why are these qualities still so disable and necessary in this day and age.

                                      On the more general question of selection bias, I would argue the focus should be on removing irrelevant bias from the selection process. If an experiment gives you unreliable results, don't try to change the results by applying weightings or something, go back an change the experiment. Like the 'black' sounding name should never be a factor in the selection process. Probably scope for introducing automation, like verifiable credit ratings for work experience or personality tests, to help remove conscious, unconscious or deliberate bias. It should be possible to audit selection processes, like accounts, and penalize companies with substandard 'loaded' selection processes. Extended equality legislation and stiff penalties would also help. The Equality Acts 1998‐2004 have done a massive amount to balance things out in Ireland in my lifetime.
                                      Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                        "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                          Originally posted by Kayroo View Post
                                          I think there is a chance we are talking at cross-purposes and taking each other up wrong. If that's so I don't want to go down the road of getting more and more entrenched, as I respect your views on most things and would hate to think we were arguingd feel on something we fundamentally agree on because we are having two different arguments.
                                          I think you are right and we are talking about two different things. I’ve no issue with a hiring bias to correct imbalances in a workforce as you describe.
                                          I think the intensity of bias and historical back tracking depends is case specific rather than a blanket rule.

                                          I was genuinely curious about Hectorjelly’s logic and comments. I don’t think anyone should feel uncomfortable with the re-advantaging you describe.

                                          I wasn't trying to answer HJ's question really, more fleshing out the position I thought he was making. We clearly disagree on how to address in-built racist/sexist/etc advantages but at least we agree that they have to be addressed. If I came across as condescending I apologise, it's an unfortunate side-effect of almost always seeming condescending. Your ad hominems were a little uncalled for if you ask me, as were mine.
                                          Ah you always come across as condescending, that didn’t bother me. Wasn’t trying to make an ad hominem argument, “better than that” was meant to dismiss the post, not the poster.
                                          I don’t think we necessarily disagree. I just think that’s more to it that a conceptual approach. Certainly anything discussion here won’t solve anything for any one. So happy to bury it.

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                                            Congrats Lazare
                                            Chuffed for you

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                                              Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
                                              Ole did you ever get this project finished or did I miss the grand opening?


                                              Nearly there, a few small bits left and have to wire it for electricity. A few things i would change if i was doing it again, but sure isnt it all a learning curve.

                                              Its great to have the room to cook and stay dry outside. Got a cheap hammock from amazon, 20€, nice to just swing in there when its raining.

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                                              This too shall pass.

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                                                Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                                                Coincidentally, in the last 30 mins I found a clip in my father in laws ankle that has somehow remained hidden until now. Remember I commented on the wound not fully healing?
                                                Hospital here we come. Or in the morning according to the Beacon.
                                                I had one work its way to the surface over a few months, went to my GP and his nurse was pulling and dragging, in the end sent me back to Galway and they removed it, ligation clip i think it was called.

                                                This too shall pass.

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                                                  Awesome news Lazare! Delighted for you.

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                                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                      good job on the man shed ole - looks the part.

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                                                        ...
                                                        "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                          Danny TylerD spotted me today. I didn't spot him.

                                                          I'm calling it the 'reverso hotspur'.
                                                          I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                            Finally out wesht for the first time since early February. Carrigaholt County Clare to eat all the seafood and drink all the Guinness. If you dont know it check it out. Highly recommended, pure bliss

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                                                              Originally posted by dobby View Post
                                                              Finally out wesht for the first time since early February. Carrigaholt County Clare to eat all the seafood and drink all the Guinness. If you dont know it check it out. Highly recommended, pure bliss
                                                              I guess that will ease the Liverpool pain for you somewhat. Enjoy.
                                                              No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity, but I know none, therefore am no beast.

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                                                                Originally posted by pokerhand View Post

                                                                I guess that will ease the Liverpool pain for you somewhat. Enjoy.
                                                                No pain. 100/1 shots arent meant to click. It made them more bearable for a season and the bet is still live so all good. Cheers.

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                                                                  Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                                                  Danny TylerD spotted me today. I didn't spot him.

                                                                  I'm calling it the 'reverso hotspur'.
                                                                  [ ] Stayed frosty

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                                                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                      My 5 year old would love them. I'd spend ten grand on a punnet and she'd eat 6 of them and fuck three or four under the couch.

                                                                      Value
                                                                      I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                        ...
                                                                        "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                          Went to Skibbereen farmers market this morning to buy some provisions for lunch with friends in Laois on the way home.

                                                                          Very first person we saw was Ian Bailey. I've no real opinion on his guilt or innocence in that case (and he is of course legally innocent) but he is one strange-looking individual. He was attempting to chat up all the other stallholders, who mostly looked uncomfortable with this. My daughter (13) had no idea who he was but walked away quite fast when she saw him. Definitely some bad vibes emanating off that dude.
                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                            Thinking of our little one we lost a lot over the past couple of days. Spent some time looking at the mortuary in The Coombe yesterday, thinking back, hoping nobody was in there.
                                                                            There's a special purple logo that they stick to all of your stuff, hall passes, med records etc that helps inform security staff etc to be kinder to you. Was staring at that logo yesterday, for ages.

                                                                            Thinking that my two year old, and this new beautiful baby wouldn't exist if it wasn't for what happened.

                                                                            Rainbow babies they're called.

                                                                            Anyway, this song captures it for me...

                                                                            'pebble on a beach of a distant star, picked up by a little hand'

                                                                            http://www.youtube.com/v=x3L3y...AcvRQA9tTqTZp

                                                                            https://youtu.be/x3L3ySwV8Fw
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                                                                            I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                              Bah, how do you embed YouTube vids, could someone fix?
                                                                              I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                                                                Bah, how do you embed YouTube vids, could someone fix?
                                                                                Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                  Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                                  Went to Skibbereen farmers market this morning to buy some provisions for lunch with friends in Laois on the way home.

                                                                                  Very first person we saw was Ian Bailey. I've no real opinion on his guilt or innocence in that case (and he is of course legally innocent) but he is one strange-looking individual. He was attempting to chat up all the other stallholders, who mostly looked uncomfortable with this. My daughter (13) had no idea who he was but walked away quite fast when she saw him. Definitely some bad vibes emanating off that dude.
                                                                                  Guilty as sin that fella.

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                                                                                    Lazare

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                                                                                      Originally posted by hotspur View Post
                                                                                      Lazare
                                                                                      Thank you
                                                                                      I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                        Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                                                                        Another beautiful lady in my life, 6lb 14, am in love.

                                                                                        Mama and bombolito flying it

                                                                                        Restrictions lifted just two days ago too, so I can visit every day.

                                                                                        This day is one of the good ones.
                                                                                        Cheers Lazare, delighted for you, good health, long life and much happiness to you all.
                                                                                        I suppose I'm nearly an uncle now, so ?!!
                                                                                        and say hello to granda Tom !!!

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                                                                                          Today I had the brother on my mind for a few different of reasons that converged on today but mostly because he was a huge Leeds fan , Jackie Charlton was his hero as a kid, and I'd have been bombarded by various Super Leeds messages if he was still around.
                                                                                          This evening just after his grand children left my home after being over visiting I sat down to look at a race on the curragh when I noticed that a lad he used to follow as a Jockey had brought a horse over from the UK to run so obv I lumped on a sentimental punt and obv
                                                                                          SPOILER
                                                                                          It finished last
                                                                                          Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                            Just now saw your post about the rainbow baby Laz, so sad. Hopefully this new little one helps to ease the pain - never forget of course, just ease the pain a little.

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                                                                                              Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
                                                                                              Today I had the brother on my mind for a few different of reasons that converged on today but mostly because he was a huge Leeds fan , Jackie Charlton was his hero as a kid, and I'd have been bombarded by various Super Leeds messages if he was still around.
                                                                                              This evening just after his grand children left my home after being over visiting I sat down to look at a race on the curragh when I noticed that a lad he used to follow as a Jockey had brought a horse over from the UK to run so obv I lumped on a sentimental punt and obv
                                                                                              SPOILER
                                                                                              It finished last
                                                                                              That's real nice. Sounds like you'd both have gotten a good laugh out of that.

                                                                                              I saw a lovely tweet today, a woman saying how her Dad had just died that morning. A water bailif found him at the side of a river, in his fishing chair with his rod cast. Thought it was really beautiful.
                                                                                              I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                                Originally posted by Rahenyrhythm View Post
                                                                                                Just now saw your post about the rainbow baby Laz, so sad. Hopefully this new little one helps to ease the pain - never forget of course, just ease the pain a little.
                                                                                                Thanks so much ​​​​​​

                                                                                                Ah, we're in a good place
                                                                                                I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                                  Laz has me all mushy tonight.

                                                                                                  My song for my kiddies .


                                                                                                  Had the hots for her after the commitments, then when she sang this in early OV1. I thought it was romantic back then now it makes me think of the childer. Played it to the 1st one when he was ill at the start . Many nights walking the floors . Now hes rudely healthy.
                                                                                                   

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                                                                                                    Went down a Mary Greene rabbit hole, this is class
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                                                                                                    I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                                      This weeks music journal: https://medium.com/@daraghthomas/we-...a870709f017062

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                                                                                                        "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                          Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                                                          That's cool HJ. Like these. Maybe I missed one of the weeks, but is there any snippets of the music itself, or is that something you are building up to in the final Medium?
                                                                                                          No snippets of the actual music yet, but there will be soon! I did drop a track about Elon Musk a few weeks ago though...https://soundcloud.com/user-53190158...m-going-faster

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                                                                                                            Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post
                                                                                                            Ah Dilla snares! Dreamy is the one that always gets me
                                                                                                            airport, lol

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                                                                                                              Originally posted by eamonhonda View Post

                                                                                                              Ah Dilla snares! Dreamy is the one that always gets me
                                                                                                              Great track! That would have worked too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TRzd0xgSQk

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                                                                                                                Th Windies are playing admirably for a draw here. Play up play up, play the game.

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                                                                                                                  Kid did two things that have me pretty blown away today.
                                                                                                                  1/
                                                                                                                  I was brushing her hair and she asks, daddy are we really small?
                                                                                                                  No says I, you are getting bigger everyday.
                                                                                                                  But Daddy, my LOLs are really small and they are my toys.
                                                                                                                  Yeah?
                                                                                                                  Well are we just toys of something really big like Big Boots (a giant from a story I tell her)
                                                                                                                  ​​​?

                                                                                                                  Fucking four.




                                                                                                                  People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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                                                                                                                    2/
                                                                                                                    Then brushing her teeth I put my toothpaste on her toothbrush she got annoyed and said no use my one.


                                                                                                                    Its for Princesses, its for royalty.... It's for Royal Teeth.
                                                                                                                    And then proceeding to bust her shite laughing at herself for ages.


                                                                                                                    Its a really good pun and I literally never copped it until she said it
                                                                                                                    People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
                                                                                                                    Get a shiny metal Revolut card! And a free tenner!
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                                                                                                                      Originally posted by rounders123 View Post
                                                                                                                      Th Windies are playing admirably for a draw here. Play up play up, play the game.
                                                                                                                      Good chance of a result tomorrow now, hopefully the weather plays ball and it all comes down the final hour.
                                                                                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                        "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                                          Long before the benchmark reference work on kilings during the Troubles, Lost Lives, there was this extraordinary piece of work by a Lancashire bus driver with no research qualifications. Had never heard of it until today.

                                                                                                                          I was very surprised to learn an original copy of Lost Lives now sells for between e500 and e1000 as it's been out of print for over a decade and the original authors are unlikely to update it.

                                                                                                                          I have to say it's pretty ghoulish that the book is changing hands for that amount now, I'd have thought around the e100-150 would be more realistic.

                                                                                                                          Last time I checked my copy, probably a decade ago or more, I totted up 13 people I knew who were killed (either personally or knew a family member) - neighbours, family friends, a teacher, from all sides of the 'divide'.

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