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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-05-10 10:51 PM
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25. I don't think I ever lived in fear...even though I had a good friend blown to pieces..

It always made me very aware of my surroundings...my 2 best friends growing up were from N.Ireland...they went back and forth, before settling in england after they left school at 16...
I always thought it was common knowledge of the funding from N.America..
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  -I'm old enough to remember when all the Irish bars in Queens... alcibiades_mystery  May-05-10 09:16 PM   #0 
  - I grew up in Britain  Cronus Protagonist   May-05-10 09:24 PM   #1 
  - lots died from Brit colonialism  mitchtv   May-05-10 09:37 PM   #5 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-05-10 10:25 PM   #11 
  - Sure, the limeys never laid a hand on the Irish people.  proteus_lives   May-05-10 10:37 PM   #20 
  - As opposed to an army, funded by a nation's taxes  dflprincess   May-05-10 10:44 PM   #23 
  - Oh please. nt  Dappleganger   May-05-10 10:46 PM   #24 
  - Read "Trinity" by Leon Uris  vssmith   May-06-10 12:17 PM   #37 
  - A lot of folks sincerely thought the $$ was to fight poverty in Ireland, which had a lot of poverty.  Captain Hilts   May-05-10 09:43 PM   #7 
  - I suppose so.  Cronus Protagonist   May-05-10 10:26 PM   #12 
     - I've got family on both sides: IRA and British Army  Captain Hilts   May-05-10 10:29 PM   #14 
  - So you approved of Britain's historical and ongoing oppression in Ireland?  proteus_lives   May-05-10 09:46 PM   #8 
  - Ireland is part of the British Isles  Cronus Protagonist   May-05-10 10:29 PM   #13 
  - I know, I know.  proteus_lives   May-05-10 10:36 PM   #19 
  - I don't believe the Irish were consulted when someone coined the term "British Isles"  Selatius   May-05-10 11:03 PM   #27 
  - Blame the French then  Cronus Protagonist   May-06-10 12:18 AM   #31 
     - Hah, and I guess the English should escape blame for anglicizing the words?  Selatius   May-06-10 06:27 PM   #47 
  - it was divided according to the british's wishes and agreed to by  roguevalley   May-06-10 12:12 AM   #30 
  - You can read the history books all you want  Cronus Protagonist   May-06-10 12:20 AM   #32 
  - There are quite a few firsthand and post-hoc history books  LanternWaste   May-06-10 01:01 PM   #39 
  - This  JerseygirlCT   May-06-10 03:14 PM   #45 
  - the irish just happily gave away their land to scots? are you fucking kidding me?  bettyellen   May-06-10 12:40 PM   #38 
  - Ireland is it's own fucking island  Tailormyst   May-06-10 01:12 PM   #42 
  - What ongoing oppression in Ireland?  TheBigotBasher   May-06-10 09:28 AM   #35 
  - gee bastards and Catholics  CountAllVotes   May-05-10 10:17 PM   #9 
  - I lived in feasr of these bombs all through my childhood  Cronus Protagonist   May-05-10 10:29 PM   #15 
     - Write your MP to support getting out of Northern Ireland. nt  Captain Hilts   May-05-10 10:31 PM   #16 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   May-05-10 10:33 PM   #18 
     - I don't think I ever lived in fear...even though I had a good friend blown to pieces..  HipChick   May-05-10 10:51 PM   #25 
  - Well, they were getting the money from me.  AngryAmish   May-06-10 01:05 PM   #40 
  - Frankly, the British has their own fair share of killing over history  Tailormyst   May-06-10 01:05 PM   #41 
  - Good point! Makes one think  Hardrada   May-05-10 09:26 PM   #2 
  - In modern times, sure. But...  htuttle   May-05-10 09:31 PM   #4 
     - Well, there was THAT! I was hoping no one would remember.  Hardrada   May-06-10 06:54 PM   #48 
  - I remember those types of pubs in San Francisco. One time, an  kelly1mm   May-05-10 09:31 PM   #3 
  - In Santa Cruz, Poet & Patriot, a tin cup with a taped note: "No Guns"  leveymg   May-06-10 12:59 AM   #34 
  - I worked in one of those pubs.  Cleita   May-05-10 09:39 PM   #6 
  - Oh those poor Brits, and the trouble they had putting boots on the necks of the Irish  KonaKane   May-05-10 10:20 PM   #10 
  - It always looks like a freedom fight when you're the one setting off the car bombs  alcibiades_mystery   May-05-10 10:39 PM   #21 
  - Blowing up families in those "other" neighborhoods isn't exactly  Cleita   May-05-10 10:42 PM   #22 
  - The first Irish bar where I ever saw that tin  KamaAina   May-05-10 10:32 PM   #17 
  - Irish Northern Aid was a big organization  dflprincess   May-05-10 10:55 PM   #26 
     - Noraid used to run a huge booth at Irishfest in Milwaukee every year  htuttle   May-06-10 10:48 AM   #36 
  - Very well written-- it should be an LTTE. I remember a lot of joy went out of calling myself Irish  Hekate   May-05-10 11:14 PM   #28 
  - Welcome to America, please check your baggage at the door /nt  jberryhill   May-05-10 11:41 PM   #29 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   May-06-10 12:31 AM   #33 
  - And Even the Churn Was Complicit:  On the Road   May-06-10 02:21 PM   #43 
  - I've always felt a little uncomfortable putting money in an IRA  slackmaster   May-06-10 02:22 PM   #44 
  - Yanno...in the Italian bars there is no tin cup. There are brass knuckles though...  YOY   May-06-10 04:06 PM   #46 
  - If you show up at a bar wearing a Chachi costume, you're going to get your ass kicked.  JVS   May-06-10 07:00 PM   #50 
     - Or be the life of the party. Depends on the bar.  YOY   May-06-10 07:49 PM   #53 
  - How about revoking Peter King's citizenship?  JHB   May-06-10 06:55 PM   #49 
  - ding ding!!!  annabanana   May-06-10 07:01 PM   #51 
  - No doubt  alcibiades_mystery   May-06-10 07:37 PM   #52 
  - Oh, sure.  H2O Man   May-06-10 07:56 PM   #54 
 

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