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mohinoaklawnillinois Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 12:51 PM
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8. Tyler, I agree with you wholeheartedly and I sympathize with your loss.
However, do you sympathize with the family of Robert Hamill, a Catholic young man who was beaten to death on the streets of Portadown, Co. Armagh in April, 1997 while a contingent of RUC looked on and did nothing?

No one, to this day, has ever been brought to justice for that brutal and unnecessary killing.

Have the killers of Pat Finucane and Rosemary Wilson ever been caught and brought before the dock?

There are many families on both sides of the religious divide in the Six Counties that have had loved ones killed and maimed unnecessarily and have never received "justice". For this I blame the politicians on both sides. They're all equally guilty.
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  -Anyone else here "Orange" and feeling pissed on? Tyler Durden  Mar-17-06 12:34 PM   #0 
  - I can almost guarantee that the folks using such terms  AllieB   Mar-17-06 12:38 PM   #1 
  - That's right . . . everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day . . . or . . .  frankly_fedup2   Mar-17-06 12:58 PM   #16 
     - A "PROD" is a an Irish Protestant...  Tyler Durden   Mar-17-06 01:07 PM   #19 
  - peace  mdmc   Mar-17-06 12:39 PM   #2 
  - I still think the Irish have a bit of a beef with the English  Vinnie From Indy   Mar-17-06 12:39 PM   #3 
  - Let's not compare body counts....  Bridget Burke   Mar-17-06 12:47 PM   #4 
  - Orange here  ayeshahaqqiqa   Mar-17-06 12:48 PM   #5 
  - Ewwwwwwwwwwww...  reichstag911   Mar-17-06 01:12 PM   #23 
  - You can be from Northern Ireland and still be Catholic.  Clark2008   Mar-17-06 02:21 PM   #71 
     - Yes, I know  ayeshahaqqiqa   Mar-17-06 02:43 PM   #84 
  - I'm Orange from Ulster, and Green from County Kerry  htuttle   Mar-17-06 12:49 PM   #6 
  - I used to wear an orange shirt on St. Patty's Day when I was in college.  noonwitch   Mar-17-06 12:49 PM   #7 
  - Tyler, I agree with you wholeheartedly and I sympathize with your loss.  mohinoaklawnillinois   Mar-17-06 12:51 PM   #8 
  - Truer words not spoken today.  Tyler Durden   Mar-17-06 01:10 PM   #21 
  - Family maimed in Warrington, 1993  TechBear_Seattle   Mar-17-06 12:52 PM   #9 
  - Your family just can't stay out of trouble, can they?  Redstone   Mar-17-06 12:53 PM   #10 
  - That's a great song.  tasteblind   Mar-17-06 03:36 PM   #104 
  - I agree with you 100%.  ThruTheLookingGlass   Mar-17-06 12:53 PM   #11 
  - Check your history to find the origins of those slurs  Warpy   Mar-17-06 12:54 PM   #12 
  - You make me nostalgic for my Great-Grandmother, this is exactly the kind  greyhound1966   Mar-17-06 01:05 PM   #17 
  - Some militants on another thread pissed me off...  Tyler Durden   Mar-17-06 01:20 PM   #26 
  - Then stop waving the goddamn Orange Shamrock around!  MadHound   Mar-17-06 12:55 PM   #13 
  - You know what? YOU were first with the "PROD" bullshit.  Tyler Durden   Mar-17-06 01:27 PM   #28 
     - Go see the other thread  MadHound   Mar-17-06 01:29 PM   #31 
        - And the orange shamrock came out in response to the word Freedom!  RGBolen   Mar-17-06 01:31 PM   #32 
           - And I repeat, I surrender.  Tyler Durden   Mar-17-06 01:33 PM   #35 
           - Yeah, those Orangemen sure know how to extend their  Vinnie From Indy   Mar-17-06 01:41 PM   #41 
              - NO, this was in response to being treated like "the massa"  Tyler Durden   Mar-17-06 01:48 PM   #44 
                 - Maybe you should have posted your "consideration matrix"  Vinnie From Indy   Mar-17-06 01:57 PM   #46 
                    - I think "Protesant running dog for the Brits" did it...  Tyler Durden   Mar-17-06 02:08 PM   #53 
                       - I, for one, won't comment anymore on this thread.  Vinnie From Indy   Mar-17-06 02:33 PM   #78 
  - Sent my Boys to school today  GDAEx2   Mar-17-06 12:57 PM   #14 
  - Care to enlighten the rest of us as to what you're talking about?  greyhound1966   Mar-17-06 12:57 PM   #15 
  - Yeah, is this some sort of regional thing???  DenaliDemocrat   Mar-17-06 01:05 PM   #18 
     - It's a slur on those that practice the Protestant faith, as  mohinoaklawnillinois   Mar-17-06 01:09 PM   #20 
  - 99% of Americans don't know shit about the Troubles  WilliamPitt   Mar-17-06 01:11 PM   #22 
  - Thank you.  Tyler Durden   Mar-17-06 01:32 PM   #34 
  - People who wear green on St. Patrick's Day are like  coalition_unwilling   Mar-17-06 02:40 PM   #83 
  - Yeah, I've never seen ANY Catholic bashing here on DU.  Itchinjim   Mar-17-06 01:17 PM   #24 
  - exactly! n/t  RGBolen   Mar-17-06 01:19 PM   #25 
  - Not from ME anyway, chum...  Tyler Durden   Mar-17-06 01:22 PM   #27 
     - A bit thin skinned today are we?  Itchinjim   Mar-17-06 01:28 PM   #29 
        - You want thin skinned? Look up the thread...  Tyler Durden   Mar-17-06 01:37 PM   #37 
  - Yes, but you "Proddies" can claim most of the great Irish writers:  mitchum   Mar-17-06 01:29 PM   #30 
  - Folks seem to forget how Swift DAMNED the English...  Tyler Durden   Mar-17-06 01:40 PM   #38 
  - Many Catholic Irish wanted "one of their own" to join....  Bridget Burke   Mar-17-06 01:40 PM   #40 
  - I'm a Pagan Irishman, in that case, I'm going skyclad...  Solon   Mar-17-06 01:32 PM   #33 
  - me too, 3rd gen Irish - not interested in rabid Christianity/Churchianity  katty   Mar-17-06 01:42 PM   #42 
  - I would go so far as to say that there wouldn't be peace...  Solon   Mar-17-06 01:59 PM   #47 
     - I's exhausting...violence upon violence, hurt upon hurt...  katty   Mar-17-06 02:08 PM   #52 
        - Even though I'm about 3/4 Irish...  Solon   Mar-17-06 02:15 PM   #62 
  - Being pagan wouldn't have mattered much as far as the 'troubles' go  Catrina   Mar-17-06 02:55 PM   #89 
     - Many "planted" by the English were 2nd class citizens.  Bridget Burke   Mar-17-06 03:33 PM   #101 
     - OK, let's see...  Solon   Mar-17-06 03:36 PM   #103 
  - You wouldn't say that if you knew what the Irish Catholics  Cleita   Mar-17-06 01:33 PM   #36 
  - I know EXACTLY what happened in Ireland...  Tyler Durden   Mar-17-06 01:44 PM   #43 
     - Yes it's fair  sandnsea   Mar-17-06 02:01 PM   #49 
     - I only asked for PEACE, and not to be slurred for who I was...  Tyler Durden   Mar-17-06 02:10 PM   #54 
     - You got what you asked for  sandnsea   Mar-17-06 02:12 PM   #56 
     - oh for the love of mike - stop whining. Christ all mighty - can we not  ourbluenation   Mar-17-06 02:17 PM   #66 
        - this is why my ancestors left Ireland...sick of fighting+more $  katty   Mar-17-06 02:45 PM   #85 
     - I really wish that people, who never had a rubber bullet fired  Cleita   Mar-17-06 02:20 PM   #70 
     - Oppression is everybody's business  sandnsea   Mar-17-06 02:35 PM   #80 
        - So then why are you blaming the victim?  Cleita   Mar-17-06 02:46 PM   #86 
        - Maybe you should read again  sandnsea   Mar-17-06 02:53 PM   #87 
           - So shoot me.  Tyler Durden   Mar-17-06 02:59 PM   #92 
              - I don't excuse the lies  sandnsea   Mar-17-06 03:16 PM   #97 
        - The sins of the fathers....  Tyler Durden   Mar-17-06 02:54 PM   #88 
           - That's true. So why are you throwing out this flamebait?  Cleita   Mar-17-06 03:01 PM   #93 
           - YOU made yourself a target  sandnsea   Mar-17-06 03:20 PM   #98 
     - The Ulsters ARE today's southerners  rinsd   Mar-17-06 02:32 PM   #76 
        - Well yeah, now that you mention it  sandnsea   Mar-17-06 02:38 PM   #82 
     - Nobody is slamming you...  Finder   Mar-17-06 02:03 PM   #50 
     - Please, don't suggest he have a green beer!  Bridget Burke   Mar-17-06 02:13 PM   #58 
     - Cheers...  Finder   Mar-17-06 02:17 PM   #64 
     - I did that after the first "PROD" nonsense....  Tyler Durden   Mar-17-06 02:17 PM   #65 
     - So if you are so innocent, why does the Rev. Paisley  Cleita   Mar-17-06 02:18 PM   #67 
  - No, but my head hurts whenever I read,"We're being picked on" threads.  MrsGrumpy   Mar-17-06 01:40 PM   #39 
  - I never called you or any Catholic a descendant of terrorists.  Tyler Durden   Mar-17-06 02:00 PM   #48 
     - I've seen that, and I ignore it or hide it...This is DU. It's who people  MrsGrumpy   Mar-17-06 02:13 PM   #57 
  - Perhaps DU'ers need a guide to Ethnic Slurs!  Bridget Burke   Mar-17-06 01:52 PM   #45 
  - Thanks for the link, Bridget.  mohinoaklawnillinois   Mar-17-06 02:14 PM   #60 
  - Oh calm down and let us have our 1 day if that's allright with you...  ourbluenation   Mar-17-06 02:04 PM   #51 
  - I always wear orange on St. Patrick's Day  coalition_unwilling   Mar-17-06 02:11 PM   #55 
  - Funny. I wear whatever I feel like on that in America.  MrsGrumpy   Mar-17-06 02:14 PM   #59 
  - Orange on St. Pat's day. What a shitty thing to do.....  ourbluenation   Mar-17-06 02:14 PM   #61 
  - Actually, I do it mostly as a prank, b/c most people proudly  coalition_unwilling   Mar-17-06 02:24 PM   #73 
     - It's a stupid prank and a lame joke. But you go...  ourbluenation   Mar-17-06 02:25 PM   #74 
        - People who wear green on St. Patrick's Day are like  coalition_unwilling   Mar-17-06 02:36 PM   #81 
           - Dude, that is a ridiculous analogy.  Hobarticus   Mar-17-06 03:52 PM   #107 
  - So how do you figure orange in that equation?  sandnsea   Mar-17-06 02:16 PM   #63 
  - if mr orange shirt pagan guy knew what the orangemen have done  ourbluenation   Mar-17-06 02:19 PM   #68 
     - Hence the reason for my response, go skyclad...  Solon   Mar-17-06 02:33 PM   #77 
  - The Battle of the Boyne is still celebrated by the Orange order.  Bridget Burke   Mar-17-06 02:29 PM   #75 
  - Interesting choice if your beef is with the Catholic Church. Why Orange  Catrina   Mar-17-06 03:24 PM   #99 
  - My family is from the County Armagh  Clark2008   Mar-17-06 02:19 PM   #69 
  - I know what you mean Tyler and I agree with what you say...  sg_   Mar-17-06 02:22 PM   #72 
  - Far more than the Orange will be pissed on today.  Bridget Burke   Mar-17-06 02:33 PM   #79 
  - I went through ten St. Patrick's days working in an Irish bar.  Cleita   Mar-17-06 02:56 PM   #90 
  - In London, 1984  redwitch   Mar-17-06 02:58 PM   #91 
  - What a sweet story.  Clark2008   Mar-17-06 03:05 PM   #94 
  - Actually, there have been a lot of marriages from both sides.  Cleita   Mar-17-06 03:10 PM   #95 
     - here, here! more fraternizing!  redwitch   Mar-17-06 03:16 PM   #96 
        - Really, there was some crazy hippie back in the sixties (I can't  Cleita   Mar-17-06 03:32 PM   #100 
           - You know, that wasn't a bad idea...  Solon   Mar-17-06 03:48 PM   #106 
  - Oh. For a minute I thought Tom Ridge was back!  Bluebear   Mar-17-06 03:35 PM   #102 
  - I am also Irish not Catholic with relatives in County Armagh and Down and  buzzard   Mar-17-06 03:36 PM   #105 
  - locking  maddezmom   Mar-17-06 03:57 PM   #108 

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