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Forum: The X Factor 25-01-2015, 21:03
Replies: 9,936
Views: 557,203
Posted By mgvsmith
It's called the fiddle by the Ulster Scots, many...

It's called the fiddle by the Ulster Scots, many of whom settled in the Appalachians. Ulster Scots traditions are more Celtic than their Anglo-Saxon neighbours. You can see it in the dances like...
Forum: Movies 25-01-2015, 20:48
Replies: 8,492
Views: 422,812
Posted By mgvsmith
Isle of Dogs (2011) British Gangster 'B' movie -...

Isle of Dogs (2011) British Gangster 'B' movie - completely formulaic and utter crap.....1/10
Forum: Politics 25-01-2015, 09:43
Replies: 288
Views: 5,586
Posted By mgvsmith
Capitalism is managed on a global basis. So,...

Capitalism is managed on a global basis. So, International targets to lessen poverty are actually being implemented but inequality even within poorer countries remains. Rising inequality within...
Forum: The X Factor 25-01-2015, 08:24
Replies: 9,936
Views: 557,203
Posted By mgvsmith
It may just be a consequence of a shift to the...

It may just be a consequence of a shift to the right in US politics. C/W tending to be of a traditional, patriotic PoV, especially in their treatment of one of the best country girl groups, The Dixie...
Forum: Movies 23-01-2015, 12:59
Replies: 49
Views: 1,827
Posted By mgvsmith
You may want to check out any number of Twilight...

You may want to check out any number of Twilight Zone episodes which deal with time travel like 'Back There' (s2, ep13, 1961) and 'No Time like the past' (s4, Ep112, 1963). Rod Serling is one of the...
Forum: Movies 23-01-2015, 09:31
Replies: 40
Views: 1,747
Posted By mgvsmith
Some of us do know the original very well. It was...

Some of us do know the original very well. It was gritty, British drama which questioned some institutional values and methods. Quite brilliant at times and it translated quite well to the cinema in...
Forum: Music 23-01-2015, 09:22
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By mgvsmith
Streaming is brilliant. It means you can explore...

Streaming is brilliant. It means you can explore online and listen to all sorts of artists without sticking to just the charts. It shows you better than anything how chart music is a distortion of...
Forum: Politics 20-01-2015, 17:26
Replies: 21
Views: 758
Posted By mgvsmith
The problem is that the constitutional status of...

The problem is that the constitutional status of Northern Ireland IS the main political issue in Northern Ireland. It's how the political parties are organised and there isn't musch sign of this...
Forum: Movies 20-01-2015, 10:12
Replies: 40
Views: 1,747
Posted By mgvsmith
The movie does a disservice to both the original...

The movie does a disservice to both the original tv series and the two spin-off movies, Sweeney! (1977) and Sweeney 2 (1978). A totally useless reboot.
Forum: Politics 20-01-2015, 08:09
Replies: 82
Views: 2,417
Posted By mgvsmith
The Pope was saying that for many religious...

The Pope was saying that for many religious people offending their religion is very personal because their religious beliefs are very personal.

But this is an issue of religious maturity and...
Forum: Politics 18-01-2015, 19:17
Replies: 58
Views: 1,493
Posted By mgvsmith
Actually, it limits biodiversity which might be...

Actually, it limits biodiversity which might be building up problems for the future. Think of all the ambitious poor that would be lost from the future.
Forum: The X Factor 18-01-2015, 10:04
Replies: 9,936
Views: 557,203
Posted By mgvsmith
Neither thread is an appreciation thread, they...

Neither thread is an appreciation thread, they are both discussion threads.
So, there is no reason why someone can't post on both threads as long as the subject matter is relevant.

I'm quite...
Forum: Politics 17-01-2015, 22:18
Replies: 58
Views: 1,493
Posted By mgvsmith
This does sound like you advocate some form of...

This does sound like you advocate some form of social eugenics?
Forum: Music 17-01-2015, 22:03
Replies: 83
Views: 3,498
Posted By mgvsmith
U2 - Where the Streets have no name Stevie Wonder...

U2 - Where the Streets have no name
Stevie Wonder - I Wish and Superstition
The Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant
AC/DC - Thunderstruck
The Moody Blues - I'm just a singer in a Rock N'Roll Band
The...
Forum: Politics 17-01-2015, 16:09
Replies: 58
Views: 1,493
Posted By mgvsmith
'Safety nets' apply best when the vast majority...

'Safety nets' apply best when the vast majority of the country are employed in jobs that pay a reasonable wage. Nowadays, you can work hard and still be on a low income. You can work hard but be out...
Forum: Politics 17-01-2015, 15:38
Replies: 58
Views: 1,493
Posted By mgvsmith
Asking someone to define poverty in their own...

Asking someone to define poverty in their own words of course demonstrates what happens in most conversations about poverty and that is that people define poverty to suit their own world view....
Forum: Politics 17-01-2015, 13:57
Replies: 58
Views: 1,493
Posted By mgvsmith
Have you read the article? The measure is...

Have you read the article? The measure is included in the article - % of students who are eligible for free school meals based on coming from low income households.
Forum: The X Factor 17-01-2015, 13:30
Replies: 9,936
Views: 557,203
Posted By mgvsmith
It's not that bad for a radio studio. I would...

It's not that bad for a radio studio. I would like to hear a full 5H version.
Forum: Politics 16-01-2015, 14:59
Replies: 51
Views: 1,307
Posted By mgvsmith
In Irish History, I suspect the Anglo-Irish...

In Irish History, I suspect the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 might be the greater political mistake. Although it might depend on whether you are a Unionist or a Nationalist how you feel about it as it...
Forum: Politics 16-01-2015, 14:54
Replies: 51
Views: 1,307
Posted By mgvsmith
The Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act 1999 signed by...

The Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act 1999 signed by President Clinton. It meant deregulation of the banks and we know what happened with that.
Forum: Politics 16-01-2015, 14:21
Replies: 227
Views: 10,208
Posted By mgvsmith
I don't agree with Starkey on much but he is...

I don't agree with Starkey on much but he is right about this.
Also, the continuing nonsense about Western involvement in the Middle East doesn't hold much weight any more when Islamist groups are...
Forum: Politics 16-01-2015, 13:17
Replies: 227
Views: 10,208
Posted By mgvsmith
With religious spokesmen it does depend on the...

With religious spokesmen it does depend on the question. When it comes to abortion rights, it is clear that the vast majority of Christian spokesmen for instance will be against the Right to Choose....
Forum: The X Factor 16-01-2015, 12:32
Replies: 9,936
Views: 557,203
Posted By mgvsmith
Absolutely, I think that's what I've been saying....

Absolutely, I think that's what I've been saying. 'Free Your Mind' has a great rock groove with electric guitars turned up in the mix. I suspect arrangements may not be within LM's full control...
Forum: Movies 16-01-2015, 12:20
Replies: 76
Views: 3,592
Posted By mgvsmith
This may also be related to the rise in quality...

This may also be related to the rise in quality of TV. Cinema is trying to compete with long narrative works like 'Breaking Bad', 'The Wire', 'Game of Thrones' and Hollywood thinks the only way to...
Forum: Movies 16-01-2015, 12:17
Replies: 76
Views: 3,592
Posted By mgvsmith
It's symptomatic of an era in which the role of...

It's symptomatic of an era in which the role of traditional religion has diminished and has been replaced by a race of mythical superheros. Which suggests that man needs to invent creatures and...
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