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Davebrad

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  1. hi, sorry couldn't post any earlier, so if any traveling Valiants read this just stay safe, and a good trip there and back, and bring a win home...
  2. well to me this is blatant racism, lets see who calls it out as such... Black Lives Matter has called on Christmas shoppers to boycott white companies as part of "Black Xmas". The Black Lives Matter Global Network announced on social media there should be no spending at companies owned by white people between Black Friday on November 26 and New Year's Day. It encouraged people to "buy exclusively from Black-owned businesses", adding "we're dreaming of a #Blackxmas". Black Xmas began in 2014 after John Crawford, a black man, was fatally shot in an Ohio Walmart store. The group also posted on its website: "Black Friday sales are being rolled out weeks in advance of Thanksgiving and, at every turn, white-supremacist-capitalism is telling us to spend our money on things that we don't need, to reap profits for corporations. "Let's harness our economic power to disrupt white-supremacist-capitalism and build Black community." The move prompted criticism from some social media users, who said it was racist and segregating. Others praised the move and asked for recommendations of black-owned firms to support.
  3. from the same article i quoted to Jacko51 earlier... With the outbreak of war, Connolly became increasingly committed to fomenting an insurrection against British rule in Ireland; he had gradually changed from labour organiser and agitator into military commandant and theorist. In mid-January 1916 he reached agreement with the Irish Republican Brotherhood Military Council to co-operate in an insurrection the following Easter. He joined the Council, and on the day before the Rising its members appointed him vice-president of the Irish Republic and Commandant-General, Dublin Division, Irish Army.
  4. progress in the main, brings benefits...on a personal point, my father worked all his life from 14yrs old, heavy dirty work, with materials now banned as dangerous, which eventually killed him 3 months before he was due to retire...but in my case as i said those materials are not there now, unions and H&S have benefited me. India now into building space craft. Australia buggering the french, all progress comes at a price, but we can now see how much of a price, with hindsight
  5. when i said easier, my meaning was products making life easy, ie steam- for farming, industrial macjnerey, ships, railways... i'm sorry i didn't think of the workers in my statement, but the ease of making products to export.
  6. NO... i don't, the item i saw/read was from history, Wars & Conflicts 1916 Easter Rising. the rubbish we get on the news daily is biased and the reporting is the reporters feelings, not the facts...
  7. no a google search gave a bbc historical info site, my words would not have been so calm and informative , with him being a ira <EdIt>
  8. the report i saw said this had come up and the council said it would have to be voted on by the residents, but its noted on namesakes association with slavery... so its on the hit list. i listed the Times article as it might be more acceptable.
  9. At noon on Saturday 29th April, Connolly supported the majority view of the leaders that they should surrender as he ‘could not bear to see his brave boys burnt to death’. His expectation was that the Rising`s organisers would be shot and the rest set free. Under military escort, Connolly was carried to the Red Cross hospital at Dublin Castle where hours later he signed Pearse`s surrender order on behalf of the Irish Citizen Army. He was court-martialled there, propped up in his bed, on 9th May. At his trial he read a brief hand-written statement which stated that: ‘The cause of Irish freedom is safe … as long as … Irishmen are ready to die endeavouring to win [it]’. His execution took place at Kilmainham Gaol after dawn on 12th May – he was the last of the rebel leaders to face the firing squad
  10. i mentioned this because it was reported in the Times... according to the namesake’s association with slavery A Welsh village that shares its name with Lord Nelson has been listed in a dossier of “problematic” places because of association with the slave trade. As part of a national audit commissioned by the Welsh parliament, councils were asked to compile lists of streets, monuments and buildings named after figures linked to slavery. The data was reviewed and graded according to the namesake’s association with slavery. Nelson, or Ffos y Gerddinen, in Caerphilly, ten miles north of Cardiff, was evaluated as two out of three, meaning the committee thought Lord Nelson’s “culpability” for the slavery trade remained uncertain. Lord Nelson is listed in the dossier as he is viewed as a figure who “opposed abolition of the slave trade or slavery”.
  11. fair points, but and i'm not arguing , but isn't this with modern day hindsight... i mentioned the industrial revolution and then the Victorians who invented things to make things easier and cheaper, to make life easier, and admittedly a fortune for themselves, It was a way of life to them "to make brass", and so becoming the Golden Era of the Empire. Then the missionaries to go out into the world etc... You say a land grab maybe so, but the benefits must be recognised aswell.
  12. most of the people who benefited from our involvement, are doing a lot better than those supported by a knee...
  13. ah so we've found the spelling police...
  14. you don't get nout for nout, and they benefited in later years...
  15. Ok, i cannot, but how would anybody develope without a certain instance, ours was the industrial revolution which we took to undeveloped countries, and if they had not got the materials/resources we wanted we would not have gone, and therefore not aided in there deveopment...
  16. i don't know why i should be 300yrs old? as to the deaths and diseases fair enough, but just possibly in fighting of local tribes etc would have occured... i still say name any country now that is the worst for our having been there. Law, government, infrastructure, education, medicines,
  17. There is a long way to go yet, schools dwell on 1066, Tudors and Stuarts, but don't dig into the Empire years, why is that? good point, but there's none or not many of our Empire days countries that are worse now than if we had not been there... i saw this a couple of years ago The thing about imperialism, is that everyone was doing it, but England just happened to be the best at it...
  18. one mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter... all well and done but if the terrorist is caught doing a act of terrorism in a country he is punished, only in another country where he has'nt done the act can he be called a freedom fighter. Regarding Connolly what should they have done nurse him better then execute him or let him go because he was badly wounded? The history of Ireland was/is complex, religion has a lot to answer for, but we are looking at it with hindsite... going for a pint now the match today warrants it...
  19. put TCM or Taking Pictures on tv, a box comes on saying "we apologise for contents in this film as attitudes changed" or word similar...my father in the 50's had a black lab so he called him blackie, also in the 50/60's on a film a note in a boarding house window said "no n***ers, but things accepted then are not now. Look at all the statues being removed because the person made his money in slavery, but was rememored for building a hospital ,school etc. the last insance i've seen is a village in Wales is changing its name of Nelson because Nelson has been linked to slavery... What next take him off his coloum and put george floyd there... you can only apologise so many times.
  20. UP THE VALE, what f... flipping great goals... well got that out of the way, now... first off, do we have to repeatedly apologise for past events, we cannot continually be held responsible for things our country did years ago, words and attitudes change over the years, what was accepted then, is not now... The ira are the baddies, because leaving a bomb in a rubbish bin in the middle of a town kills indiscrminately, snipping at a soldier, knee capping people who don't do what you want including your own people, honey-trap killings of young soldiers, ok British troops wern't angels but just think they were targets at any time any place. imagin a 20yr old squaddie facing a crowd/mob of screaming men, woman and children throwing bricks, they here a shot, what do you honestly think the young squaddie already frightened, hyped up will do? They are being hunted down for these accusations now, whilst known ira killers have waved blairs get out of jail cards, and laughed at us... they have killed many innocent men, woman and children, why just pick on soldiers, who, i don't know, probably opened fire on the spur of the moment, whereas the ira schemed and planned for days, weeks, even months for their "kill".
  21. jacko i will reply but i'm getting ready to go the match... catch you later.
  22. well i like a lot of people who voted against joining held our peace till we were given the opportunity, then we all got our chance, and regarding NI if it breaks the GF peace agreement we should evoke artical 13 and go WO terms...
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