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    UK Politics: The Edge of Destruction

    Eh, I don’t recall thousands of people being slaughtered as a result of “Troubles” between Sweden and Norway in recent history. My Swedish friends don’t tell me about checkpoints on the way to school and my Noggie friends don’t tell me about being systematically discriminated against. In recent history. when you look at the proposed technology solutions, who is beating that drum? Johnson. Gove. Redwood. I wouldn’t believe them if they said the Sky was blue frankly.
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    Second Quarter 2019 Reading

    Just finished Red Sister by Mark Lawrence. Really liked it.
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    UK Politics: What Goes DUP Must Come Down

    May I make it VERY FUCKING clear that Gove suggesting Ireland (Rep of) having their goods checked on the continent is NOT helpful. We like our customs union. We are not muppets. Don’t try and drag us out because you (MPs) are idiots who can’t get your shit together.
  4. @Isk, how would you value the Leaving Cert \CAO points vs the American system? While I see the value of a good Liberal Arts basic in college, I like the LC /blind CAO. I certainly prefer a State wide exam. I certainly see merit in courses ascribing more points to LC courses, (e.g. chem, physics, biology getting a 20% boost for Sciece, English, history etc boosting Arts).
  5. Definitely phonics to begin in Ireland. Lots of ants on the arm and clicking castanets here.
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    Hello from Eurocommieland

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    Hello from Eurocommieland

    I live in Manhattan and woe is me for my life is terrible. I can’t get by on less than 600,000 a year and the colour of my ballgown is unflattering. I got a traffic ticket and couldn’t talk my way out of it, so I’m going to try and get the policeman fired. Also, who let the plebs into the city?
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    UK Politics: Time Marches On

    My British friends, I love you. But seriously. Fucks sake. Get it together will you.
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    Small, unworthy things: part whatever

    I was 30 when I passed my driving test after 4 fails. I’m so rules oriented that I never drove unaccompanied when, I’m Ireland, it is semi assumed that a learner will drive when and how they like. Among my fails: breaking a read light ( in my defence, the light had only started working the previous day after being installed and unworking for 3 months. ) unable to start the car. My Mum had locked the wheel when parking. unable to open the car. My Mum had gone off with the keys. My major issue was driving one or two hours a month, when I visited my parents. Genuinely, I think to be a good driver, you need to be driving regularly . 7 years driving. No accidents. No accidents around me. I’m generally a polite and considerate driver, albeit with a tendency to speed on motorways. Also, other drivers, indicators are way to use, figure them out!
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    Careerchat III

    Yeah, I’m 2 months notice but that’s under EU work regulations. If you can be let go with no notice and no contract (or a contract that has minimal notice), I’m not sure why you should be made feel bad. They could have future proofed this with a good contact with benefits for both sides. Congrats on the pay rise and what sounds like interesting opportunities. ive to start thinking seriously about my career. I’ve topped out where I am, so it’s either go part time and focus on the family, or move in the company, which is likely to involve people management.
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    Congratulations brook and karaddin!

    Wonderful. Congratulations to both of you. I hope you’ll be very happy.
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    (Probably) Not safe for work November

    I thought this might be a return of naked, hatted avatar week. This does not sound like a good idea!
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    Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance v. 3.0

    Picked up The Last Sun and Anno Draculi and looking forward to getting into them.
  14. I’m really not seeing how the border situation can be overcome and how it was overlooked in the campaign. It’s a bit heartbreaking tbh
  15. I like my tea and coffee but am a total conservative when it comes to tea. It’s Golden chai by Numi, or Barry’s gold with a splash of milk. Coffee I’m happy with just about any reasonable blend. Having said that, I’d like to buy himself some really nice coffee beans for Xmas. Any suggestions for favourite beans?