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Arghghghrharg – Mr. Quinn – This is not ok.

I like paying taxes. I think it’s cool. It means every hour i work, something goes back into our country as a whole. Maybe a couple os less than productive rogues slip through the social welfare net and get more than they should but overall, i’m glad i pay taxes. In theory. But i think this piece from the Irish Times is important to take note of. I’m happy to pay taxes for cool stuff…

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The Stability / Fiscal Treaty – Vote Yes or Vote No?

When it comes to politics and voting i always feels like i missed the first half of whatever happened and as a result don’t have a notion what’s going on. And then there’s the language and terminology involved. I could be reading for a week. I was compelled to begin research to help me decide by one poster in particular. It vaguely states ‘Secure Ireland’s future, vote yes.’ That got me right bothered because the statement you’d be…

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Marley the Film – Review – Peace, Love & Unity

So, much to my disappointment ‘Marley’ was not the prequel to Marley & Me but it is nevertheless worth seeing. There’s lots of dead legends and i think i have preconceived notions about who they were, often based on the very little i know about them. I used to think i was intuitive person but have slowly come to realise i like to combine massive generalisations with a vivid imagination. So learning more is always…

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Arts Critics on Small Friendly Isle

Today i just want to share a piece my sister wrote recently. She’s a graduate of drama and theatre studies and among other things, writes about theatre and performance on her blog. I think she brings up some really important points about critiquing anything in the arts when you also have or wish to have another different or active involved role within them. Have a read anyway and see what you think. Link to ‘Err…

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Baha’i and Persian New Year and Barack Obama’s Naw-Ruz Message

“…To the people of Iran, this holiday comes at a time of continued tension between our two countries. But as people gather with their families, do good deeds and welcome a new season we are also reminded of the common humanity that we share.” Barack Obama Nowruz message 2012 [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBtkSa6RiPg&w=560&h=315]

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