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1 week ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - Glasgow\'s unionist em... · 1 reply · +3 points

I acknowledge you have a point AMCK1976 , but it's a much simpler situation over in England, Wales, & Scotland , than in NI. In NI, as I'm sure you know, you can't separate sport, flags, politics, nationalism & religion, & maybe anything else that people might find to be offended over. Still, I have to try to be optimistic.

1 week ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - Flimsy sex abuse alleg... · 0 replies · +3 points

I'm in the process of replying to your reply, TJ

1 week ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - Flimsy sex abuse alleg... · 0 replies · +2 points

I'm in the process of replying to your reply, LITTLE LIPS

1 week ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - Flimsy sex abuse alleg... · 1 reply · +5 points

@ TJ & LITTLE LIPS : I'm not commenting from 1st hand experience, but have witnessed others being cursed & abused by mouthy brats. I have always assumed that where there's a foul mouthed brat, there'll be an adult role model at home.
I'm just as concerned about this as you TJ, but is anybody else? Especially anyone of authority?

1 week ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - Flimsy sex abuse alleg... · 6 replies · +7 points

Children cannot be prosecuted or charged with slander. They know that.
I don't want to paint a picture of rampant little gremlins out to destroy every authoritative figure in their lives, but unfortunately many do understand that they have power.

1 week ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - Why was there no state... · 2 replies · +3 points

I'm a firm believer in God. Why I'd even say the reality of his existence is nearly 100% obvious. But I'm a firm supporter of the separation of church & state. Mind you it's often very hard to keep them separate. Each one seems to intrude into the others business, almost inadvertently.

1 week ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - Flimsy sex abuse alleg... · 3 replies · +5 points

I'm not inclined to think that there's an unreasonable paronoia around.
As a retiree I considered becoming a school bus driver, but friends warned me that it was fraught with danger. The "kids" know how to "get you" if they don't like you.
A false accusation can ruin you even if you are exonerated later.
A camera in the classroom? Yes, I think we have indeed got to that stage. Anyone who is falsely accused needs to prove their innocence nowadays.
Mind you I feel sure that there are some guilty parties out there.

1 week ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - Glasgow\'s unionist em... · 11 replies · +20 points

Where do the English nationalists fit into this picture? For decades the only "English" person I've heard use the word "Britain" when referring to their country was the Queen. All my English friends have a strong preference for "England", they never say "Britain". About a year ago a picture appeared in an English newspaper of the Queen visiting a town in England. In that picture there were many England flags, but not one union flag! Not even a little one!

1 week ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - You can\'t fulfil cond... · 0 replies · +3 points

I haven't been to NI for 32yrs, but I suppose the laws regarding marriage are similar here & over there. Here in Canada, it seems that a great many heteros do not want marriage, so they don't bother, they just co-habit. On the other hand homosexuals do want to marry. Here, there are laws regarding common-law relationships, & this appears, at the present time, to be applicable only to heteros. In these (hetero) cases a couple is deemed to be married if they have co-habited for 2 yrs. If they split up their possessions are divided as would be the case with an actual marriage. Homosexuals do not want to be included in that law. But there's a lot of pressure for equal treatment. So who knows?

2 weeks ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - \'Blood moons\', the a... · 0 replies · +8 points

Because I believe in Bible prophesy, this subject is of great interest to me. However I'm not thinking that science will predict the coming catastrophies. On the contrary, I'm quite sure that many events will shortly come to pass that will catch science completely by surprise. (though certainly we can see that the earth is becoming increasingly active, & it seems certain that there's going to be horrible famines in the future, due to overpopulation, & pestilences due to drug-resistant bacteria)
I'm dreading it, but in any case we shall just have to wait to see what happens here.