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Forum: The Pit 05-14-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 666
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Posted By Ur all $h1t
My problem with them is that they essentially put...

My problem with them is that they essentially put forward a point of view on Education that doesn't really have much merit when it's looked at deeply.

For example, a lot of their policy (and this...
Forum: The Pit 05-08-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 9,644
Posted By Ur all $h1t
Oh that's an interesting one. I.O.T.M., what...

Oh that's an interesting one.

I.O.T.M., what did you like about Tory education policy from the perspective of someone considering the teaching profession?

I'm considering emigrating to England...
Forum: The Pit 05-08-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 9,644
Posted By Ur all $h1t
Disappointed and surprised to see a Tory victory....

Disappointed and surprised to see a Tory victory. A Brexit seems more likely now; it's interesting that in Ireland you have an argument that such a thing would be terrible for ireland (due to our...
Forum: The Pit 05-02-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 64,284
Views: 747,772
Posted By Ur all $h1t
I think it's probably a dangerously effective...

I think it's probably a dangerously effective advert for them.

If you think about how a soft Yes voter might feel. You've got someone who maybe doesn't really feel all that comfortable about "the...
Forum: The Pit 04-30-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 64,284
Views: 747,772
Posted By Ur all $h1t
Politics in the north is always hilarious to...

Politics in the north is always hilarious to watch. Would be depressing enough going into the voting booth though. :(





Nah, its more "We're the real victims here" shit. They're focusing in their...
Forum: The Pit 04-29-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 64,284
Views: 747,772
Posted By Ur all $h1t
In fairness, the lawyer thing is a pretty serious...

In fairness, the lawyer thing is a pretty serious oversight. I know some solicitors here in Ireland who deal with asylum seekers and they point to stuff like this also. I don't sign a contract...
Forum: The Pit 04-28-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 64,284
Views: 747,772
Posted By Ur all $h1t
In fairness, the other side of that story is that...

In fairness, the other side of that story is that Uruguay chose to take those people in. It's a great thing to take in people who'd been so unjustly imprisoned for so long. On the other hand, it's a...
Forum: The Pit 04-25-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 64,284
Views: 747,772
Posted By Ur all $h1t
Was it Stewart Lee's piece? I think I remember...

Was it Stewart Lee's piece? I think I remember reading it a few weeks ago.

Ya, it's an opinion I have that I keep quiet in real life. It doesn't go down well in an Ireland with, like ~40% real...
Forum: The Pit 04-25-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 64,284
Views: 747,772
Posted By Ur all $h1t
That's somewhat cyclical with the business cycle....

That's somewhat cyclical with the business cycle. If we're talking the long term with falling birth rates then the boom/bust cycle isn't as important.

it should be pointed out as well that there...
Forum: The Pit 04-24-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 64,284
Views: 747,772
Posted By Ur all $h1t
Cameron is a **** innit' Immigration, but don't...

Cameron is a **** innit'
Immigration, but don't tell the racist parties that've been springing up of late. That's why finding good intercultural policy is actually really important. If we're to...
Forum: The Pit 04-23-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 64,284
Views: 747,772
Posted By Ur all $h1t
Yep, it's Hillary. UK election is looking...

Yep, it's Hillary.

UK election is looking pretty exciting for once. Labour/SNP coalition anyone?
I'm slightly worried about a UKIP/Tory government and a Brexit, especially as I'm probably gonna be...
Forum: The Pit 04-17-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 64,284
Views: 747,772
Posted By Ur all $h1t
"Americans have fought their way back from...

"Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top. Everyday Americans need a champion. And I want to be that champion. So you...
Forum: The Pit 03-02-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,865
Posted By Ur all $h1t
Libertarianism as a political philosophy does...

Libertarianism as a political philosophy does have a specific meaning. That meaning is distinct from mere anti-federalism, which is what is often espoused by the Libertarian Party in the USA. This is...
Forum: The Pit 03-01-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,865
Posted By Ur all $h1t
It's not even a libertarian answer, it's just...

It's not even a libertarian answer, it's just anti-federalism which american Libertarians have confused for libertarianism.
Forum: The Pit 02-25-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13,109
Views: 261,305
Posted By Ur all $h1t
I've been around, just too busy to post these...

I've been around, just too busy to post these days :(



I quite enjoyed it as well. Does anyone know whether his other stuff lives up to the hype. I've come close to buying 1Q84 a few times but...
Forum: The Pit 02-23-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13,109
Views: 261,305
Posted By Ur all $h1t
Yep. I tend to jump between Sci-fi and...

Yep. I tend to jump between Sci-fi and literature. The first I like because of the story telling and ability to create a compelling universe, but the writing can often be poor enough. With literature...
Forum: The Pit 12-05-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 64,284
Views: 747,772
Posted By Ur all $h1t
That's Ireland for ya. Where education is about...

That's Ireland for ya. Where education is about beating the other fella, and learning is secondary.
Forum: The Pit 12-05-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 64,284
Views: 747,772
Posted By Ur all $h1t
Primarily, and overridingly, they don't want to...

Primarily, and overridingly, they don't want to have to assess their own students.

Unfortunately for them assessing your own students is a key part of being a professional.
Forum: The Pit 12-05-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 64,284
Views: 747,772
Posted By Ur all $h1t
I don't know if anyone is paying attention to...

I don't know if anyone is paying attention to Irish politics (I'd imagine not), but we currently have a situation in which Irish secondary school teachers were out striking on Tuesday. The strike is...
Forum: The Pit 08-02-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 64,284
Views: 747,772
Posted By Ur all $h1t
Except that now you'd have the same people who...

Except that now you'd have the same people who are easily influenced by bullshit and false promises having to vote on legislation while being fooled by industry insiders and lobbyists. Not an...
Forum: The Pit 06-30-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13,109
Views: 261,305
Posted By Ur all $h1t
It's one of those books that you always find...

It's one of those books that you always find something new each time.

I got a copy that looks like this from my girlfriend a few years...
Forum: The Pit 06-27-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13,109
Views: 261,305
Posted By Ur all $h1t
I haven't actually. Red Mars and the sequels are...

I haven't actually. Red Mars and the sequels are from the 90s, but to be honest they could've been written last week (save for the "lecterns", which seem to be tablets that are bigger).


If you need...
Forum: The Pit 06-27-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13,109
Views: 261,305
Posted By Ur all $h1t
A fair bit, and while lots of it is fantastical...

A fair bit, and while lots of it is fantastical it is fairly solid. The geo-political stuff is also super interesting. It's fairly well written also, which is always a plus in sci fi.
Forum: The Pit 06-25-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 3,501
Posted By Ur all $h1t
It's superior based on any definition of...

It's superior based on any definition of athleticism I can think of. It's the fastest field game on earth, it requires a huge amount of physicality and a gigantic amount of skill.
Forum: The Pit 06-24-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 3,501
Posted By Ur all $h1t
The clear winner here is the Irish sport of...

The clear winner here is the Irish sport of Hurling.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajeagHCk15g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i3-Qk7FNeQ
Forum: The Pit 05-22-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 64,284
Views: 747,772
Posted By Ur all $h1t
I'm definitely on some kind of list. Not a single...

I'm definitely on some kind of list. Not a single incumbent local politician came near my house, despite canvassing every other one on the street.

What's the point in even having councillors if I...
Forum: The Pit 05-22-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,847
Posted By Ur all $h1t
Ya, for sure. Not for a good while yet those,...

Ya, for sure. Not for a good while yet those, probably going to wait until my early thirties at least.
Forum: The Pit 05-22-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13,109
Views: 261,305
Posted By Ur all $h1t
I'm currently reading the Mars Trilogy...

I'm currently reading the Mars Trilogy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_trilogy). Only started but it's solid so far, and reasonably contemporary.




I've been reading in this museum, where I'm...
Forum: The Pit 05-02-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,184
Posted By Ur all $h1t
Massive false dichotomy. The only two options are...

Massive false dichotomy. The only two options are not sitting around allowing yourself to be mugged or outright murder of teenagers by shooting them in the head while they lie defenceless on the...
Forum: The Pit 05-02-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,184
Posted By Ur all $h1t
Man has a right to use reasonable force to defend...

Man has a right to use reasonable force to defend his home. Murder is not reasonable force. Shooting someone dead after you've already shot them once is certainly not reasonable force.
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