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    Diddles

    So sad to hear this. Only had the pleasure of meeting her once but it was bags of fun. Such a great personality on here. RIP
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    Pickups

    Hey thanks, I belatedly took moose's advice and got in touch with Mick from Amdusias Devices who did me up one last year. Over the moon with it.
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    Leo Varadkar

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    Racism in Ireland

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    Racism in Ireland

    You're so high up on that horse I'm pretty sure I shouldn't be bothering but anyway. First of all your projecting and you're exaggerating. Ola in the interview, didn't say she was traumatized. That's your projection. Secondly, I was being a bit tongue in cheek but at the same time I don't think...
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    Racism in Ireland

    Ah I know you're not being serious but you're...ah never mind.
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    Racism in Ireland

    I suppose it was only a matter of time before someone brought up the Nazis. Ignoring for a moment that one book espouses the virtues of tolerance whereas the other does the opposite, do you think that banning Mein Kampf in the 20s would have made a difference to the turn of events in the 30s?
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    Racism in Ireland

    But what if that character of Piggy makes the overweight kid in class uncomfortable?
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    Racism in Ireland

    Because that's incredibly limited.
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    Racism in Ireland

    So all the books on the curriculum should be Irish and from the 21st century??
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    Racism in Ireland

    Well obviously we're not going to agree but for me it absolutely is a form of censorship. The JC curriculum is already a choice between a large group of works (perhaps the list should be more diverse, probably it should I'm not familiar with it). A teacher can choose not to do Lee or Steinbeck...
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    Racism in Ireland

    I think it was the other person who was obfuscating the argument. Talking about walking around town seeing White Lives Matter graffiti. While obviously it's nowhere near as bad as banning books, removing it from the syllabus is still a form of censorship. I don't think he's wrong to say that...
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    Racism in Ireland

    I'd very much take the teacher's side on this one.
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    Racism in Ireland

    Like this one
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    Songs that you forgot you loved...

    Bluetip are intrinsically linked in my head with Faraquet for some reason (probably just the Dischord connection). So your post has in turn reminded me of a song I'd forgotten I love:
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