“Keeping these people out of areas/countries that are not infected is the best way to stop it spreading, but there would be a need to set up (field) hospitals for treatment (if there is any)/tests. The health services of the countries dealing with this certainly need help. Ebola seems to be a whole different kettle of fish.”
Jul 29, 2014 at 04:55:32
“Spot on. No way near so many 'big (fat) people' in the 80s, so what has changed?, human beings haven't, it what we eat, do (or don't do for that matter) and think is normal. Fat has become the new normal. There is simply no other way to explain it.”
“Utterly scandalous that you have to start all over again. All the stuff you might have bought in the last few years spending loads rendered useless. Money grabbing corporations. They could have made it compatible if they would have wanted to, they chose not to.
They can shove their 'one' where the sun doesn't shine.”
“I'm afraid not.
Surely at times interment was abused, there is simply no doubt about that, but it definitely wasn't what you say it was. If it was like you say, why didn't they do a better job 'silencing' whole neighborhoods/ towns with a vast catholic majority, erasing all and everyone?
War is dirty and will always be dirty, no matter how hard you try to clean it up.”
“To some extent 'the state' usually is involved in these things, someone, somewhere has to give the green light.
There is also talk of Gardai - IRA collusion, this of course is strongly denied, but was that same type of collusion between the British government and loyalist groups also not strongly denied at first (and turned out to be somewhat true later on)?
No government is a saint, there's always some dirt hiding under it's polished surface.”
PCMyrs on Nov 21, 2013 at 17:24:21
“I was living in a border area of the Republic at that time, the Irish Defence Minister was a neighbour and his pub was bombed (in the Republic). Some Gardai were no doubt sympathetic, but in general not. The aim of the IRA was to overthrow the authorities on both sides of the border. I was always surprised at the strength of anti IRA sentiment in the Republic - sympathisers very much a minority. There were bombs and murders in the Republic too, some of their laws were more draconian than ours!”
“The state is an easy to sue and blame body, the average terrorist is another thing as he (usually male) never broke any rules or regulations as they've got none, no paperwork, no documents, nothing. An 'inquiry' into the IRA won't yield one little thing either.”
Seaniebhoy on Nov 21, 2013 at 16:18:21
“You're kidding right? At this point in time, internment was still about, the British and RUC had the option of internment in which they could basically bury anyone they wanted without evidence or trial. The reason they did this was to kill Catholics so the villages and neighborhoods that the IRA found comfort in would think twice. As Maggie Thatcher said a crime is a crime is a crime .”
“Nice comment. You will never get groups like this down when you're tied to all kinds of rules and regulations, but then again without these what's stopping the 'good guys' becoming as bad as the bad guys'. It's always a very delicate balance.”
“There are books about this (which clearly you are not allowed to mention as my comment again mysteriously disappeared, thanks AOL for the continuing freedom of speech!). It never made the news though, as it was a bit of an embarrassment for the UK government. They were pulled as the MRFs action became too many and too obvious and couldn't be easily explained anymore (i.e. covered up).”
arisole on Nov 21, 2013 at 12:08:13
“Miroa I second what you say about freedom of speech. It's disgraceful putting comments on here and the huffers won't allow them on to the message boards. EVEN THOUGH THERE ISN’T ANY OFFENSIVE/ABUSIVE LANGUAGE, THEY DON'T EVEN ALLOW ASTERISKS. THOUGH THEY USE THEM.”
“Don't say too much, every comment 'in that direction (three letter word) is censored by our American friends at AOL.
Wasn't it the US with all the plastic Paddies where a lot of the 'donations' came from sponsoring their activities in the 80s?”
“Comments are consistently censored even though they are based on fact. Shame on you AOL not allowing the truth. Directing peoples opinion by managing what people can (read are allowed) and cannot (read are not allowed) to read.”
“A clip around the ears is a whole different story to 'a beating' or in earlier days 'the belt' in some families.
No, the so-called 'clip round the ears' hasn't made me hate my parents, didn't make me emotionally scarred/ unstable, I didn't end up a criminal. Some times children need to be corrected and talking doesn't work, but it all has to be softy soft nowadays. Look at many roaming the streets, in some schools, the softy soft approach isn't really successful, but here to stay it seems, unfortunately. Put a finger on their arm and they know to scream 'assault'.
The discussed book way overshoots the mark one way, but the softy soft approach goes too far the other.”
arisole on Nov 9, 2013 at 15:58:49
“C O R R E C T well said Mirola, BUT till we have new legislation where we detect to this handful of jackals RATHER than the other way around, then things will only get worse. MY GOD you really hit the nail on the head when you said touch them with your finger and your either looking at a huge fine, prison OR both.
What a sad shower of people we have in power. We need to get this new legislation up and running soon, AND this applies to the banks as well.”