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« Reply #105 on: July 11, 2012, 04:21:11 AM »
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I find the vision of one of Tank's tanks wearing a mankini oddly enticing.

That would be a Tankini.  The mind boggles.

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« Reply #106 on: July 11, 2012, 04:22:21 AM »
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I find the vision of one of Tank's tanks wearing a mankini oddly enticing.

That would be a Tankini.  The mind boggles.
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« Reply #107 on: July 11, 2012, 09:55:17 AM »
Yeah, I shouldn't have started that... :-\


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« Reply #108 on: July 11, 2012, 10:21:12 AM »
Ok, I've calmed down. I'm back. On reflection I have un-banned ER. At the end of the day he's not responsible for my prejudices, bad temper and the fact that I'm very protective of SD in a 'lost soul' kind of way. We've made our peace via email.

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We love you anyway.   ;)  Glad to see you back. 
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« Reply #109 on: July 11, 2012, 11:34:18 AM »
Ok, I've calmed down. I'm back. On reflection I have un-banned ER. At the end of the day he's not responsible for my prejudices, bad temper and the fact that I'm very protective of SD in a 'lost soul' kind of way. We've made our peace via email.

*sorry for being the ultimate drama queen*


We love you anyway.   ;)  Glad to see you back. 
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« Reply #110 on: July 11, 2012, 11:36:38 AM »
Yeah, I shouldn't have started that... :-\

You didn't know us ladies were going to fall on the mankini in a rush, didn you?  ;D

Anyway, I second what Velma said, we love you and we're so glad you're back.  Both of you!

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« Reply #111 on: July 11, 2012, 11:39:00 AM »
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« Reply #112 on: July 11, 2012, 12:39:25 PM »
That's a fair point. Mia Culpa.

But having lived through 'The Troubles' I have no sympathy for anybody that supports/supported or attempts to white wash what those murdering bastards did. Intelligent my fucking arse.

I apologise for losing my rag over that.

His opinion is fair, not one that agreed with but it is also the same opinion as my Irish mates, they view them in a similar vein as the George Washington and Napoleon. I wonder how our American friends would feel if we called Mr Washigton a "murdering bastard" and a "fucking idiot". There isn't much different between the two situations either.

But anyway no point in flogging a dead horse.

Just to clarify, because I may have failed to make my position clear. I am and always have been opposed to the IRA and believe they have inflicted appalling and pointless savagery on innocents, including their own people. The point I was making is that in my opinion most of them are intelligent. That is not a compliment. Their intelligence made them more destructive in fact. It is a sobering fact that mental capacity is not necessarily correlated positively with empathy, benevolence and humanity.. This is not a topic I really want to pursue any further,but I did want to place on the record that I have absolutely nil sympathy for the IRA whatsoever , rather the reverse.
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« Reply #113 on: July 11, 2012, 03:07:01 PM »
Ok, I've calmed down. I'm back. On reflection I have un-banned ER. At the end of the day he's not responsible for my prejudices, bad temper and the fact that I'm very protective of SD in a 'lost soul' kind of way. We've made our peace via email.

*sorry for being the ultimate drama queen*



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« Reply #114 on: July 11, 2012, 03:07:45 PM »

ohmygosh, want that for my next party.
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« Reply #115 on: July 11, 2012, 03:09:41 PM »
Ok, I've calmed down. I'm back. On reflection I have un-banned ER. At the end of the day he's not responsible for my prejudices, bad temper and the fact that I'm very protective of SD in a 'lost soul' kind of way. We've made our peace via email.

*sorry for being the ultimate drama queen*



 :o  you feel protective of me? AWW~ ;---;
Don't push your luck  ;)
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« Reply #116 on: July 11, 2012, 04:30:18 PM »
Just to clarify, because I may have failed to make my position clear. I am and always have been opposed to the IRA and believe they have inflicted appalling and pointless savagery on innocents, including their own people. The point I was making is that in my opinion most of them are intelligent. That is not a compliment. Their intelligence made them more destructive in fact. It is a sobering fact that mental capacity is not necessarily correlated positively with empathy, benevolence and humanity.. This is not a topic I really want to pursue any further,but I did want to place on the record that I have absolutely nil sympathy for the IRA whatsoever , rather the reverse.

Nice to know. I was uncertain about that as your views seemed to parallel those of my RoI friends but you said you were NI and you never know so I came up with 3 when it should have been 2.

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« Reply #117 on: July 11, 2012, 05:16:23 PM »
Just to clarify, because I may have failed to make my position clear. I am and always have been opposed to the IRA and believe they have inflicted appalling and pointless savagery on innocents, including their own people. The point I was making is that in my opinion most of them are intelligent. That is not a compliment. Their intelligence made them more destructive in fact. It is a sobering fact that mental capacity is not necessarily correlated positively with empathy, benevolence and humanity.. This is not a topic I really want to pursue any further,but I did want to place on the record that I have absolutely nil sympathy for the IRA whatsoever , rather the reverse.

Nice to know. I was uncertain about that as your views seemed to parallel those of my RoI friends but you said you were NI and you never know so I came up with 3 when it should have been 2.

Nice to see you back.


Thanks Crow;  Hang out the bunting! I'm from ROI but live in NI. Your friends would be in a minority even in ROI.
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« Reply #118 on: July 11, 2012, 05:23:15 PM »
Ok, I've calmed down. I'm back. On reflection I have un-banned ER. At the end of the day he's not responsible for my prejudices, bad temper and the fact that I'm very protective of SD in a 'lost soul' kind of way. We've made our peace via email.

*sorry for being the ultimate drama queen*



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Don't push your luck  ;)
I won't~  ;D
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« Reply #119 on: July 11, 2012, 05:27:01 PM »
I'm from ROI but live in NI. Your friends would be in a minority even in ROI.

I had a feeling that was the case, I haven't ever been though I do intend to and my experience with proper Irish people (you know ones that are actually from Ireland and not those that say they are but aren't) is limited to them and their families.
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