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Old 24-09-20, 18:28   #811
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I was reading on the Irish Mirror website that a viewer of the show Operation Transformation which is a show that helps people lose weight has accused the programme of undermining the authority of the state because of how the show measures contestants weight.

On the show which I don't watch because it doesn't interest me they use imperial measurements rather than metric measurements to measure contestants weight.

The complainant states that the metric system was introduced in Ireland in 2005 and is of the view that under Statutory Instrument 225/1992 European Communities (units of Measurements) Regulation 1992 the metric system should be used.

The complainant goes on to say that he believes RTE is breaking the law and in doing so the national broadcaster is undermining the authority of the state.

Does it really matter at the end of the day which measurement system is used, a measurement is a measurement be it either metric or imperial AFAIK there is no legal requirement for one to be used instead of the other.

The complainant who is the latest in a long line of people to complain about things that aren't that big of a deal needs to get a life and stop looking for things to get offended about.
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Old 30-09-20, 12:37   #812
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I was browsing through various Twitter pages last night when I came across this.

I'm so mad they changed Dumbledore's actor.

Someone clearly missed the memo that Richard Harris is dead.

A few years back when dredging was going on in a nearby river there was a minor controversy when someone noticed that instead of removing the stuff from the river they were just dumping it back into the river.

When the company that was in charge of the dredging operation was asked about the stuff being dumped back into the river the excuse they gave was that they were consolidating all the stuff in one place for when it was eventually removed from the river.

I'm no expert on dredging but wouldn't the stuff they dumped back into the river just be carried away by the fast moving water.
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Old 17-10-20, 22:08   #813
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Since when has OMG been considered a profanity?

I was looking through the parents guide on IMDB for Jumanji Welcome To The Jungle when I saw OMG had been included in the profanity section.

Who decided that OMG is a profanity, probably a Ned Flanders type who goes through every movie, TV show and video game looking for anything that they consider to be offensive, things which other normal people wouldn't find offensive.

Some people have way too much time on their hands if they think that OMG is a profanity, people like that need to get a life.
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Old 17-10-20, 23:10   #814
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Anyone can edit that. I'm sure some prude would flag a movie for "adult innuendo" because a character has "oral" cancer.

Or "mild adult situations" because a woman is seen getting a mammogram (nudity off camera).

Cue Helen Lovejoy screaming here.
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Old 18-10-20, 21:32   #815
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Anyone can edit that. I'm sure some prude would flag a movie for "adult innuendo" because a character has "oral" cancer.

Or "mild adult situations" because a woman is seen getting a mammogram (nudity off camera).

Cue Helen Lovejoy screaming here.
They would go crazy with the Carry On movies, one Helen Lovejoy wouldn't be enough for those movies they'd need an entire army of Helen Lovejoy's.

Giles on Friday nights episode of Gogglebox saying for reasons unknown that he was going to spend the day with his head in a bucket of Dettol, just where does he come up with this 💩 it must be like the movie Inside Out in his head the difference being rather than Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust and Fear being in charge Stupidity would be in charge in Giles's head.
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Old 14-11-20, 13:41   #816
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Just when you think that soon to be former President Trump has run out of stupid things to say he just keeps on going like an evil Energiser bunny.

I saw it in one of this morning's newspapers that Trump said that a vaccine will be available to the general public except for New York where he is feuding with Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The sooner the soon to be former President Trump goes the better, it's reckless to withhold the vaccine from people in New York just because he is having yet another feud with someone.
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Old 20-12-20, 22:02   #817
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The current Irish Prime Minister saying that the banks were not bailed out following the 2008 financial crisis even though as recently as 2018 he said that the banks had in fact been bailed out by the state also the hopefully not for much longer Prime Minister's party Fianna Fail (for some reason it's spelt fail but pronounced fall) that was in government at the time were determined that the state bail out the banks.

It seems like he is trying to revise history.

This all started when the Prime Minister was asked why are the striking Debenhams employees only being offered 3 million euro for retraining an offer that's been described as an insult to the Debenhams employees when it was his party that was part of the Government at the time that managed to find 64 billion euro to bail out the banks.

The Prime Minister was reminded that he said he could not put the money on the table because it would set a precedent for workers and their rights.

This coming from the person who along with several others voted to give themselves, judges pay rises and retired former Prime Minister's increases to the pensions of the retired former Prime Minister's.

This is the same government that recently voted against paying nurses for the work they have been doing in hospital's throughout the Coronavirus pandemic and who refuse to help the former Debenhams employees who have been on strike for over 250 days and counting, former employees who are likely to spend Christmas Day on strike outside the former Debenhams stores as it's their only way of preventing stock which is their only bargaining chip from being removed from the stores, there already have been a few attempts by the liquidators to sneak into the stores in the middle of the night and remove the stock, each and every subsequent attempt failed as the former employees were tipped off and stopped the stock from being removed.
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Old 21-12-20, 21:26   #818
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Fianna Fail (for some reason it's spelt fail but pronounced fall)
For context, the simple reason Fáil is pronounced 'fall' because it's a word from a different language with different phonetic rules. The Irish 'a' sound (even when speaking English) is closer to the Romance languages than the English language. However the accent gives it a longer, deeper sound in this case.
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Old 26-12-20, 18:30   #819
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The idiots demanding that Gal Gadot be removed from her role as Cleopatra because she's not black.

Cleopatra wasn't black either and neither was the previous actor to play Cleopatra Elizabeth Taylor.

The woke idiots that are everywhere these days never think things through or do a little bit of research before they complain about a woman who isn't black playing a woman in a movie who herself wasn't black.

Then there are the idiots who seemingly don't want her to play the part of Cleopatra because she's not from Egypt, Elizabeth Taylor wasn't from Egypt either.
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Old 27-12-20, 06:31   #820
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The idiots demanding that Gal Gadot be removed from her role as Cleopatra because she's not black.

Cleopatra wasn't black either and neither was the previous actor to play Cleopatra Elizabeth Taylor.

The woke idiots that are everywhere these days never think things through or do a little bit of research before they complain about a woman who isn't black playing a woman in a movie who herself wasn't black.

Then there are the idiots who seemingly don't want her to play the part of Cleopatra because she's not from Egypt, Elizabeth Taylor wasn't from Egypt either.
I hate the toxic Egyptian race debate in general. If I was a modern Egyptian person I'd cringe hard at white and black westerners doing this tug-of-war over my cultural heritage.

Overwhelmingly, evidence suggests the ancient Egyptians looked more or less the same modern Egyptians. That is to say, a brown Mediterranean/Middle Eastern race. That is who should represent ethnic ancient Egyptians in the media.

But yes, Cleo wasn't even an ethnic Egyptian, she was literally of Greek descent, descended from the conquering Ptolemies. I love how people want to claim ancient Egypt to validate their modern race politics and haven't bothered to do any bloody research on it

For the most part, Assassin's Creed Origins did a great job of correctly representing ancient Egypt.
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