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Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week November 11, 2012

Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.
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I am glad to see IELB has done the anti-poppy thread this year. A quite surprising absence of all this in the Sindo, but there is this tribute to those who went and fought so the Empire could oppress the peoples of the world. Outright winner this week is the following

In general the consensus from my impromptu straw poll was a dawning comprehension that, yes, Quinn Jr had gone to prison a boy and emerged a man, and that this was a very attractive quality indeed in a country which so desperately needs a hero or two.

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1. CL - November 11, 2012

Given human nature what often happens is that offspring of entrepreneurial wealth creators do not have the same drive and spirit as the parent. His sojourn in Mountjoy has done wonders for young Mr. Quinn as the wonderful article by Carol Hunt makes clear.
In these times of budget stringency there is clearly an untapped source of revenue here. The government could charge a hefty fee to rich folk so that their sons,- and indeed daughters too,-could avail of the same opportunities Quinn Jr enjoyed for free; 50 grand, say, for 3 months in Mountjoy would raise hundreds of millions from the Diaspora alone. Lets hope that this proposal is given prominence at The Gathering. It would, as the Yanks say, create a ‘good vibe’, and counteract the negativity of such as Gabriel Byrne which is already adversely affecting inward investment.

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sonofstan - November 12, 2012

:)

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2. gfmurphy101 - November 11, 2012

Reblogged this on gfmurphy101.

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3. MIchael Carley - November 11, 2012

This week’s winner in the `What’s self-awareness?’ category:

The economics that underlay all this remained hazy. There was no shortage of economists who felt free to expound on the roots of the miracle, but never convincingly. And they were usually working for banks or estate agents. When it came to explaining how a basket-case economy was suddenly being touted as an example for the rest of the world — well, there were a lot of gaps in the story. And an element of fairy dust.

Anyone suggesting that this might be a problem was a begrudger.

http://www.independent.ie/opinion/analysis/how-the-great-irish-fairy-tale-hides-the-true-horror-story-3290659.html

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PaddyM - November 11, 2012

That’s actually an extract from Gene Kerrigan’s latest book.

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MIchael Carley - November 11, 2012

Being publicized by the Sindo …

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EWI - November 12, 2012

I saw a selfless post by Colm McCarthy on IrishEconomy the other day, appealing for no scapegoats to be sought for the collapse, let’s move on etc.

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4. JP - November 11, 2012

What is with the Sindo and this mad need to create ‘heroes’.

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5. gfmurphy101 - November 11, 2012

I know this is off the track so to speak but has anyone seen this or was it reported in the Irish media ?
An important Icelandic referendum and the media remains silent http://english.pravda.ru/world/europe/25-10-2012/122567-icelandic_referendum-0/ I know considering the SINDO’S connections to the O Reilly’s and the 1% I probably would not have read it there anyways!!!

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6. Red Hand - November 12, 2012

How did ye miss Eoghan Harris praising Mary Lou AND lauding Celtic’s win over Barca?

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