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Signs of Hope – A continuing series April 10, 2020

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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Gewerkschaftler suggested this recently:

I suggest this blog should have a regular (weekly) slot where people can post happenings at the personal or political level that gives them hope that we’re perhaps not going to hell in a handbasket as quickly as we thought. Or as the phlegmatic Germans put it “hope dies last”.

Any contributions this week?

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1. Pangurbán - April 10, 2020

According to r na g northern cars streaming into donegal via back roads; the antithesis of hope

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WorldbyStorm - April 10, 2020

Jesus. That’s insane stuff.

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Pangurbán - April 10, 2020

It’s all the Denis Donaldsons visiting their dachas😊

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2. EWI - April 10, 2020

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WorldbyStorm - April 10, 2020

Fine Gael. The United Ireland party! 😉

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NFB - April 10, 2020

That is a bizarre bit of data!

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EWI - April 10, 2020

There’s a tranche of decent Protestants in the North, the same demographic who didn’t just up sticks in the South in 1922 because they hated the Taigues. And it’s clearly obvious to them that right-wing English imperial nostalgia is a road to nowhere.

This is the swing vote that keeps popping up in recent polls as swinging to pro-reunification.

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3. EWI - April 11, 2020

We’re saved by FG and a Protestant evangelical singer, according to the IT:

Ireland wields its ‘soft power’ as Bono joins coronavirus fight
U2 singer is just one of number of people the Government has sought crucial help from

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/ireland-wields-its-soft-power-as-bono-joins-coronavirus-fight-1.4226244

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WorldbyStorm - April 11, 2020

We are saved!

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4. sonofstan - April 11, 2020
5. sonofstan - April 11, 2020

Stop the presses! Our lá has tiocfaidh-ed!
According the Irish Times, Gardaí are investigating two armed robberies in West Belfast – intrigued I went to the story, to discover that it was the plain old PSNI who were doing the ‘vestigating.

Here’s the link, but they’ll probably fix it.
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/garda%C3%AD-investigate-two-armed-robbers-in-west-belfast-1.4227100

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Tomboktu - April 11, 2020

During the week, Paul Reynolds on Morning Ireland referred to Musgrave Police Garda Station.

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6. Alibaba - April 11, 2020

I went around the corner for some shopping this morning and noticed a big banner flying below the upstairs window of a neighbour’s home:

TO ALL THE FRONTLINE WORKERS
Go raibh míle maith agaibh.

It’s deadly.

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7. sonofstan - April 14, 2020

Sign of something or other an’anyways.

One thing you notice about ‘here’ as opposed to ‘over there’ is the relative invisibility of the ‘far’ left. Very little in the way of political fly posting or anything. But over one night recently, the RCG plastered Leeds 6 – and possibly elsewhere: who knows? – with retro looking A4 posters demanding an end to NHS privatisation and a ‘Rent Freeze Now!’.
Cheered me up.

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WorldbyStorm - April 14, 2020

+1 nice to hear there’s some life there but wow the RCG still going amazing

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sonofstan - April 14, 2020

Farewell tour 🙂
With all the original members…
They were pretty pally with SF weren’t they?

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WorldbyStorm - April 14, 2020

Haha – it’s like the Mekons! They were too

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