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Good man Tom. 
There will always be ignorant people. I think the major issue with the sex ed thing was the book this is gay. As Gerk alluded to, this was touted by curriculum makers as a possible resource and was rightly dropped due to pressure from some corners. It's there for all to see that the book was a step too far and thanks to some  people who weren't afraid to voice their opinions on it, it was scrapped. 

These days it's getting all too easy to drop the middle and label everything as either far right or left. There were genuine concerns with that book coming into the school cycle and it's wrong for the guy who wrote that article you posted to portray those attending as pearl clutching right wing dinosaurs of yesteryear. It's a journalistic style far too common these days and even on here.
Only last week you had Baldrick claiming that those absolute idiots protesting at the Dail were just another strand from the "anti vaccine, anti immigration,.climate denying crowd" and it's just lazy commentary, the type of which has contributed to making everything one side or the other, to ridicule people who have fair and genuine concerns about something and to scare them into sharing their opinion . 
There are many, maybe most "anti-vaxxers" who have taken malaria, polio and flue vaccines but had concerns about the covid one and sat it out for a while - labelled selfish, tin foil hat wearers who are putting our loved ones at risk as the vaccine stops the spread, a premise which turned out to be compely false. Anti-vax  it is. There are many "anti-immigration" folk who welcome immigrants into our country but have concerns about our ability to house the amount coming in, given that a housing crises existed here before Putin headed South. But yeah, far right knuckle dragger it is....It's just lazy commentary which is putting genuine debate in the bin and it's boring.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Baldrick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Oct 2023 at 9:36am
Originally posted by Baldrick Baldrick wrote:

Originally posted by Artie Ziff Artie Ziff wrote:

I'm still lost on what they were protesting about? All I could make out was a lot of your a f**king **** and yer this and that and it was all random. I've heard it was because all politicians were paedos, then it's anti immigration for some and housing for others. 

It's gotten way more coverage then it deserves, which might be about the only intelligent thing that was achieved. This will only encourage more of these protests and more numbers joining in. 

The best course of action is for politicians to say ok, you are citizens, please get three leaders to sit down and discuss this calmly and without shouts and insults and we will record it so all fellow citizens can make their minds up. 

They want to be outcasts, they want to read your comments that say why aren't they at work, they are thick, they are imbeciles. Why? Because it will attract more people.

If they are treated as equals, which they should as all citizens are equal. And they are engaged and put on the spot light they will look foolish, they will stutter and stammer and show themselves up and this potential wildfire will burn itself out.  

But that won't happen. And more protests will. 








They generally focus on any 3 of the topics below. 

The Covid/Vaccine scam
Big Pharma
The Climate Change scam 
Refugees coming into Ireland 
Gender identity
Libraries having books they don’t like


They generally stay away from topics that would actually make the lives better for the ordinary people of Ireland.  

It’s all culture war stuff that has been imported in from America mainly but as Brolly says.  Who is paying for these agendas being pushed.  These lads are just the foot soldiers, the cannon fodder.  


Is this the post you have an issue with.  

What bit is not correct.  The far right do hijack all of these areas. 

That doesn’t mean anyone who has a concern in these areas is far right.  
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Originally posted by Baldrick Baldrick wrote:


Is this the post you have an issue with.  

What bit is not correct.  The far right do hijack all of these areas. 

That doesn’t mean anyone who has a concern in these areas is far right.  

You can also add shilling for Russia to that. The far-right in Ireland has become a travelling rent-a-mob that will glom onto local issues, and look to exploit them, and the people expressing them. And unfortunately, there will be people who will have honest concerns, who will be suckered by the idea that this mob are 'listening'.
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Matthew Collins worth a listen on Brolly’s podcast this week discussing the far-right. Stephen Graham played him in the tv series The Walk In.
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This is surely the end for McEntee
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BabbsBalls Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Nov 2023 at 11:25pm
And Drew Harris. 
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Originally posted by BabbsBalls BabbsBalls wrote:

And Drew Harris. 
What's the issue with Harris? Is it his fault or the governments for under funding. 
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Originally posted by eireland eireland wrote:

Originally posted by BabbsBalls BabbsBalls wrote:

And Drew Harris. 
What's the issue with Harris? Is it his fault or the governments for under funding. 
Oh just 99% of Garda voting no confidence in him. Garda stations across the country getting weaker under his watch, Garda losing control of Dublin City centre (before last night) Then there’s the links to mi5 
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Originally posted by 9fingers 9fingers wrote:

Originally posted by eireland eireland wrote:

Originally posted by BabbsBalls BabbsBalls wrote:

And Drew Harris. 
What's the issue with Harris? Is it his fault or the governments for under funding. 
Oh just 99% of Garda voting no confidence in him. Garda stations across the country getting weaker under his watch, Garda losing control of Dublin City centre (before last night) Then there’s the links to mi5 
I did hear that new Garda recruits are quiting left right and centre.
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Harris was a disaster from the get go and should never have gotten the job after what he was involved in up here. But plenty partitionist thinking in the decision makers so his record didn't actually matter. 

He should be sacked immediately 
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There's not a hope this country will ever meet the environment targets. I am on the last bus from Cork to Bandon and they have people standing. 9pm on a Saturday night ffs. 
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Originally posted by Jackal Jackal wrote:

There's not a hope this country will ever meet the environment targets. I am on the last bus from Cork to Bandon and they have people standing. 9pm on a Saturday night ffs. 

If you think that's bad you should see the train from Dublin to Letterkenny.
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Originally posted by Deane Deane wrote:

Originally posted by Jackal Jackal wrote:

There's not a hope this country will ever meet the environment targets. I am on the last bus from Cork to Bandon and they have people standing. 9pm on a Saturday night ffs. 

If you think that's bad you should see the train from Dublin to Letterkenny.
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Originally posted by Deane Deane wrote:

Originally posted by Jackal Jackal wrote:

There's not a hope this country will ever meet the environment targets. I am on the last bus from Cork to Bandon and they have people standing. 9pm on a Saturday night ffs. 

If you think that's bad you should see the train from Dublin to Letterkenny.

You should see the train to Bandon. A load of townies cycling on it.
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I see Ross Lake House Hotel in Risscahill caught fire just before 70 asylum seekers were due to move in.  Must have been a lightning bolt.
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I’d rather live beside the immigrants than the ****s who think it’s acceptable to burn down hotels. 

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