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    I was at festival in Margate which is about as far away in all forms as you can get from Primavera.

    It much be sponsored by the local council to breathe some life into the place because the tickets were practically free to see George Fitz,Floating Points,Bicep,Max Cooper,Comet Is Coming.

    The downside being the extreme grimness of Margate, and just generally being in England.

    I have a friend in London that lives in some sort of artist collective commune. He brought along some of his compadres. Who were mostly grand.

    But I struggled with one couple who made themselves at home in our airbnb after parking up their bikes in the sitting room.

    They went around in (practically black) bare feet and were hairy and smelly. I could only think that only with the backing of a very wealthy family could one take up such a bohemian life. "If you called your dad he could stop it all" etc etc.

    This is where it gets relevant.
    One of the couple was fortyish with a large beard, and introduced themselves as 'Peace' and stated they go by 'them and they'. Both of the couple went by them/they.

    I never considered raising the point with them. And maybe I'm being a dickhead in doubting their sincerity. But I would have bet my life that they've both been 'they/them' only since it became a talking point. And it was attention-seeking / being an imposition / too much time smoking opium. They were very vocal in general about what they did/didn't approve of/agree with.

    Essentially it really came across as taking away from the people who actually struggle in this area. And turning it frivolous bandwagon.
    Last edited by Denny Crane; 23-06-22, 00:39.

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      Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post
      I was at festival in Margate which is about as far away in all forms as you can get from Primavera.

      It much be sponsored by the local council to breathe some life into the place because the tickets were practically free to see George Fitz,Floating Points,Bicep,Max Cooper,Comet Is Coming.

      The downside being the extreme grimness of Margate, and just generally being in England.

      I have a friend in London that lives in some sort of artist collective commune. He brought along some of his compadres. Who were mostly grand.

      But I struggled with one couple who made themselves at home in our airbnb after parking up their bikes in the sitting room.

      They went around in (practically black) bare feet and were hairy and smelly. I could only think that only with the backing of a very wealthy family could one take up such a bohemian life. "If you called your dad he could stop it all" etc etc.

      This is where it gets relevant.
      One of the couple was fortyish with a large beard, and introduced themselves as 'Peace' and stated they go by 'them and they'. Both of the couple went by them/they.

      I never considered raising the point with them. And maybe I'm being a dickhead in doubting their sincerity. But I would have bet my life that they've both been 'they/them' only since it became a talking point. And it was attention-seeking / being an imposition / too much time smoking opium. They were very vocal in general about what they did/didn't approve of/agree with.

      Essentially it really came across as taking away from the people who actually struggle in this area. And turning it frivolous bandwagon.

      You should have introduced yourself as a series of bird whistles!

      Thankfully I dont have any exposure to this type of extreme aresholeism.

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        I would have just kept staring blankly at they/them

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          Little Simz was absolutely incredible in Primavera when I saw her a few weeks ago. One of those festival moments where I ended up at her accidentally and it was class.

          Idles also turned in a massive set.

          Made me almost forgive the English their sins for a brief moment, but then segued into the more comfortable position that the ethic minority English and the Northern English are a great bunch of lads altogether.
          "Worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally." - John Maynard Keynes

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            Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post
            I was at festival in Margate which is about as far away in all forms as you can get from Primavera.

            It much be sponsored by the local council to breathe some life into the place because the tickets were practically free to see George Fitz,Floating Points,Bicep,Max Cooper,Comet Is Coming.

            The downside being the extreme grimness of Margate, and just generally being in England.

            I have a friend in London that lives in some sort of artist collective commune. He brought along some of his compadres. Who were mostly grand.

            But I struggled with one couple who made themselves at home in our airbnb after parking up their bikes in the sitting room.

            They went around in (practically black) bare feet and were hairy and smelly. I could only think that only with the backing of a very wealthy family could one take up such a bohemian life. "If you called your dad he could stop it all" etc etc.

            This is where it gets relevant.
            One of the couple was fortyish with a large beard, and introduced themselves as 'Peace' and stated they go by 'them and they'. Both of the couple went by them/they.

            I never considered raising the point with them. And maybe I'm being a dickhead in doubting their sincerity. But I would have bet my life that they've both been 'they/them' only since it became a talking point. And it was attention-seeking / being an imposition / too much time smoking opium. They were very vocal in general about what they did/didn't approve of/agree with.

            Essentially it really came across as taking away from the people who actually struggle in this area. And turning it frivolous bandwagon.

            Doubt I’d manage to maintain my politeness for a few days of that craic.

            But I don’t think it’s always money. Back in the old Shell to Sea days I knew a couple of people out in Corrib doing the protesting and I popped out that way a couple of times. There were a few hippie Brits around the place, complete outsiders from society and they essentially travelled around from one eco protest group to another living communally. I genuinely didn’t believe some of them to be slumming until they inherit Daddy’s fortune. They’re always running from something mind.

            One positive of Brexit is the loss of their EU citizenship means they can’t draw their dole in other countries!
            "Worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally." - John Maynard Keynes

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              Wouldn't you always refer to a party of more than one as they/them?
              People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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                Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post
                Wouldn't you always refer to a party of more than one as they/them?
                NO so fast young fellow me lad. Groups of people no longer wish to be identified as they/them as it’s pluralist.

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                  Beautiful harmony in two posts.

                  Post 1.

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

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                    Post 2:

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

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                      Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                      Night out with:
                      1 * environmental campaigner
                      1 * multi millionaire
                      1 * bum
                      1 * journalist

                      Will be tough to seize the day tomorrow.
                      Trying to guess which IPB members you were out with. Think I have 3.
                      Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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                          Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                          What a strange analogy.

                          There are current SF public representatives, North and South, who have murdered people. You can't say that about FF or FG.

                          It would be pretty odd to ask a FF voter to take into account Civil War incidents. Or, say, a Democratic voter in the US to take account of Jim Crow.
                          It wasn’t an analogy, or an equation. It’s was simply a question. Was generally interested in your view, as I thought some of the logic wheeled out for Lloyd was very myopic.
                          I did think the point was kinda obvious - to be clear the above it not it.

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                            House prices up on census news.

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                              That Mick Lynch guy is so fucking cool.
                              I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                That Mick Lynch guy is so fucking cool.
                                He's the embodiment of idgaf.

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                                  This puts the children's hospital into perspective - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...-as-18-billion

                                  Mexico’s New Oil Refinery’s Cost Doubles to as Much as $18 Billion

                                  Some further reading about Pemex, Mexicos nationilised oil producer

                                  https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/...efining-pemex/

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                                    Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                    That Mick Lynch guy is so fucking cool.
                                    I’d say the British media is working overtime to find some dirt on him. If all else fails they can just label him an anti semite.
                                    "Worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally." - John Maynard Keynes

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                                      Originally posted by LuckyLloyd View Post

                                      I’d say the British media is working overtime to find some dirt on him. If all else fails they can just label him an anti semite.
                                      A Tory MP has gone with "he's helping Putin". The Nazi/WW2 comparisons can't be far off, or maybe this is just it in the modern form
                                      airport, lol

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                                        Originally posted by LuckyLloyd View Post

                                        I’d say the British media is working overtime to find some dirt on him. If all else fails they can just label him an anti semite.
                                        Thanks to social media he's gotten the head start on them with the public.
                                        I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                          Kay Burleys interview with him was David Brent levels of cringe

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                                            Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                            Post 2:

                                            SPOILER
                                            PM is such a tool.

                                            A simple laugh at the irony of the joke and then a few questions.

                                            K Burley another tool.
                                            Sick of all of them at this stage.


                                            Or that other gowl that interviewed J Peterson ages ago

                                            "So you're saying that.....(insert wild inaccuracy here)"
                                            Last edited by dinekes; 23-06-22, 13:48.

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                                              Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                              That Mick Lynch guy is so fucking cool.
                                              He's my favourite union leader
                                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                                Kay Burleys interview with him was David Brent levels of cringe
                                                Must be impossible for comedians to do satire at this stage.

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                                                  Originally posted by RichieM View Post
                                                  Must be impossible for comedians to do satire at this stage.
                                                  We've been through the looking glass for some time. Definite glitch in the program.

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                                                    Is it as simple as someone who knows their stuff and wants to talk about it and refuses to be dragged into trivia is just so unusual on TV?

                                                    He is seriously competent and doing a good job of making sure people listen to his main points and I guess that is basically it? But that is so refreshingly different from what 'mediatainment' has delivered to the idiocractic world we life in now that he's absolutely worth watching every second over anything else that plugs up tv.

                                                    Top man.

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                                                      This is class

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                                                        Originally posted by Emmet View Post
                                                        Is it as simple as someone who knows their stuff and wants to talk about it and refuses to be dragged into trivia is just so unusual on TV?

                                                        He is seriously competent and doing a good job of making sure people listen to his main points and I guess that is basically it? But that is so refreshingly different from what 'mediatainment' has delivered to the idiocractic world we life in now that he's absolutely worth watching every second over anything else that plugs up tv.

                                                        Top man.
                                                        He's on QI tonight I think.
                                                        The one worry I have is he becomes a celebrity and as soon as he takes any kind of gig he's a sell out and his points are invalid.
                                                        This I feel will be the rod they try to use.
                                                        People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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                                                          Originally posted by LuckyLloyd View Post

                                                          I’d say the British media is working overtime to find some dirt on him. If all else fails they can just label him an anti semite.
                                                          They appear completely focussed now on trying to get him to come out as a 'Marxist'
                                                          just fantastic entertainment.
                                                          Turning millions into thousands

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                                                            Originally posted by Emmet View Post
                                                            Is it as simple as someone who knows their stuff and wants to talk about it and refuses to be dragged into trivia is just so unusual on TV?

                                                            Top man.
                                                            That's it exactly.
                                                            in fairness to the Beeb you will find people like that every day of the week on Newsnight and on the R4 news programmes.
                                                            Turning millions into thousands

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                                                              Originally posted by LuckyLloyd View Post

                                                              I’d say the British media is working overtime to find some dirt on him. If all else fails they can just label him an anti semite.
                                                              Hopefully he hasn't praised any murals of hook nosed bankers controlling the world
                                                              "I can’t find anyone who agrees with what I write or think these days, so I guess I must be getting closer to the truth." - Hunter S. Thompson

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

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                                                                  One for fans of freakish sporting moments, earlier today in the cricket (clearest pic of WTF happened is at about 47s):

                                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                    Probably the strangest thing of all was that the mid-off caught the ball. Most fielders would have been looking towards the boundary where the ball was hurtling to at high speed for 4 runs!
                                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                      Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                      Probably the strangest thing of all was that the mid-off caught the ball. Most fielders would have been looking towards the boundary where the ball was hurtling to at high speed for 4 runs!
                                                                      Hit twice rule doesn't apply there?
                                                                      Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                        Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
                                                                        Hit twice rule doesn't apply there?
                                                                        No. Hit twice is a (extremely rare) form of dismissal but it refers to the actual batsman, not the non-striker. Really freakish (like there's no way he could have done that if he tried).
                                                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                          Originally posted by LuckyLloyd View Post

                                                                          I’d say the British media is working overtime to find some dirt on him. If all else fails they can just label him an anti semite.
                                                                          Isn't being pro Brexit enough ?
                                                                          This too shall pass.

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                                                                            The IT have discovered the real reason for the housing problem dad.JPG

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                                                                              Originally posted by LuckyLloyd View Post

                                                                              Did you see any of Derry Girls? Cracking series I thought. Anyway, had a great little ending:

                                                                              https://youtu.be/Q0aKCB-gdRI

                                                                              It’s been a quarter century Tony, time to move on.
                                                                              This conversation has none of the sophistication of Derry Girls but give it 40 minutes and reflect for a while on how some of the ideas might have resonance and amplicons for an Ireland where the GFA has institutionalized sectarianism and SF/IRA are commanding us to forget the past and not to question what possible harm could come of having a man who is the most prolific mass murderer alive in the British Isles as a government minister.

                                                                              Last Monday's Start The Week

                                                                              Well worth a listen IMO, I guarantee RDIII will be salivating at the tales the Israeli guy is telling and will have his book ordered before the program finishes but it's Philippe Sands that I find compelling.
                                                                              Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                Originally posted by Emmet View Post
                                                                                Is it as simple as someone who knows their stuff and wants to talk about it and refuses to be dragged into trivia is just so unusual on TV?

                                                                                He is seriously competent and doing a good job of making sure people listen to his main points and I guess that is basically it? But that is so refreshingly different from what 'mediatainment' has delivered to the idiocractic world we life in now that he's absolutely worth watching every second over anything else that plugs up tv.

                                                                                Top man.
                                                                                Would say that being the head of a union he has had to shut down a lot of lunatics over the years.

                                                                                What he is putting up with now probably doesn’t even register.

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                                                                                  Originally posted by RichieM View Post

                                                                                  Would say that being the head of a union he has had to shut down a lot of lunatics over the years.

                                                                                  What he is putting up with now probably doesn’t even register.
                                                                                  He's going to be on question time on BBC1 this evening.
                                                                                  “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                                                    Originally posted by Emmet View Post
                                                                                    Is it as simple as someone who knows their stuff and wants to talk about it and refuses to be dragged into trivia is just so unusual on TV?

                                                                                    He is seriously competent and doing a good job of making sure people listen to his main points and I guess that is basically it? But that is so refreshingly different from what 'mediatainment' has delivered to the idiocractic world we life in now that he's absolutely worth watching every second over anything else that plugs up tv.

                                                                                    Top man.
                                                                                    He might be talking utter balderdash for all I care but his refusal to even entertain the 'gotcha' crap that his interviewers are pathetically trying on is great.
                                                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                      Originally posted by oleras View Post

                                                                                      Isn't being pro Brexit enough ?
                                                                                      ha, good catch. So he might be a muppet but he's a personable one.
                                                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                        Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                                                                                        He's going to be on question time on BBC1 this evening.
                                                                                        Out for pints tonight so will miss him answering an actual question

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                                                                                          Pierce Morgan is a child. I know being a child myself id have taken the bait and rose to his deliberate rising . I do admire folk who stay this calm . At least im not on TV and getting older has calmed me down but JESUS ID LOVE TO FLOOR MORGAN. His nose is perfect for a left hook.

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                                                                                            Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                            ha, good catch. So he might be a muppet but he's a personable one.
                                                                                            The union was pro brexit, this was before he was head. I get the feeling his is first and foremost a union man.
                                                                                            Also, they cant exactly hold that against him given its the government position
                                                                                            People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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                                                                                              Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post

                                                                                              This conversation has none of the sophistication of Derry Girls but give it 40 minutes and reflect for a while on how some of the ideas might have resonance and amplicons for an Ireland where the GFA has institutionalized sectarianism and SF/IRA are commanding us to forget the past and not to question what possible harm could come of having a man who is the most prolific mass murderer alive in the British Isles as a government minister.

                                                                                              Last Monday's Start The Week

                                                                                              Well worth a listen IMO, I guarantee RDIII will be salivating at the tales the Israeli guy is telling and will have his book ordered before the program finishes but it's Philippe Sands that I find compelling.
                                                                                              Is that the finglas lad u are referring to

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                                                                                                On the other side of the world is Trump ironically going to end up draining the swamp?

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                                                                                                  Coilcam and Gab, can you share a link to that sharpening stone you posted about before. I had it saved on an older phone.

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

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                                                                                                    Mick Lynch must seem like a complete novelty to gig economy employees and zero hour contract workers.

                                                                                                    He is trending like mad on TiKTok because a whole generation have never heard the likes of what he is saying and I expect they are absolutely loving it.

                                                                                                    Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                                                                                      Originally posted by RichieM View Post
                                                                                                      On the other side of the world is Trump ironically going to end up draining the swamp?
                                                                                                      At least you won't see him on a bicycle

                                                                                                      “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                                                                        What an answer. The Brits won't like that. Love how the video ends with the interviewer saying but what about, what about and not getting a name out before it ends lol

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                                                                                                          Question Time regularly shows me that the general public are by and large, fucking idiots.
                                                                                                          People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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                                                                                                            Mick laying down some Tory truths about Boris, the deathly silence from the tory heavy audience was pretty funny.
                                                                                                            People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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                                                                                                              If one was to go to the Dublin Horse Show, what day would give the most entertainment to easily-bored kids, and easily-bored adults? Ideally not finale day as it will be packed. The website programme seems highly complicated with a million different activities every day. Thought I remember some sort of thing where the riders take turns to run around a ring jumping over things and there is some sort of jump-off at the end.

                                                                                                              https://www.dublinhorseshow.com/
                                                                                                              "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                                Originally posted by dobby View Post
                                                                                                                What an answer. The Brits won't like that. Love how the video ends with the interviewer saying but what about, what about and not getting a name out before it ends lol

                                                                                                                I imagine that less than 1% of Britain has any idea who he is. Will whoosh right over everyone's heads.

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                                                                                                                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                                                  If one was to go to the Dublin Horse Show, what day would give the most entertainment to easily-bored kids, and easily-bored adults? Ideally not finale day as it will be packed. The website programme seems highly complicated with a million different activities every day. Thought I remember some sort of thing where the riders take turns to run around a ring jumping over things and there is some sort of jump-off at the end.

                                                                                                                  https://www.dublinhorseshow.com/
                                                                                                                  Friday normally the best day due to the Aga Khan been run
                                                                                                                  Saturdays Grand Prix day was also a good family day out

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                                                                                                                    Anyone else noticing the increase in food prices.
                                                                                                                    Had kind of noticed it in a vague way that I was spending more without checking individual prices.
                                                                                                                    Bought some lunch ham ...it had gone from €2.79 on Mon to €3.15 on Wed.
                                                                                                                    Petrol varying in price in Dublin from 2.09 to 2.21 in Dublin
                                                                                                                    Really noticing the difference in mileage now from last year.

                                                                                                                    Customer asking me re energy contract "will the bills be higher?" This was after I had laid out that prices had over doubled since last year and why.

                                                                                                                    If Putin restricts supply even further coming into Winter we will probably see rationing here.

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                                                                                                                      Originally posted by Emmet View Post

                                                                                                                      I imagine that less than 1% of Britain has any idea who he is. Will whoosh right over everyone's heads.
                                                                                                                      a sizable portion will go Irish revolutionary = Same people who did a bombing campaign in the 90s.
                                                                                                                      Last night was a good example of the level of swivel eyed loonery that passes as political discourse in the uk
                                                                                                                      People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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                                                                                                                        Originally posted by Emmet View Post

                                                                                                                        I imagine that less than 1% of Britain has any idea who he is. Will whoosh right over everyone's heads.
                                                                                                                        When i was a kid my pen pal was my cousin in Nottingham (mudder made me scriobh as his Dad died suddenly) .despite my clarifications many times. He always congratulated me when Northern Ireland won at the footie .

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                                                                                                                          Great pic of Maccers Dad and son.

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