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Unpopular Opinions - OP Updated with Threadban List 4/5/21

  • 20-08-2019 11:25am
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    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,483 ✭✭✭ mr_fegelien


    what unpopular opinions do you hold on boards and in real life?
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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,623 ✭✭✭ Midnight_EG


    I'm of the opinion that if you want one, you should tell us yours first


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 183 ✭✭ Andreas77


    I believe that unemployed people and people on low incomes should be provided with the highest standard of housing at a means assessed rate.


  • Moderators, Music Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,716 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Boom_Bap


    I believe I can fly


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 32,688 ✭✭✭✭ Lewis Tall Coral


    I believe that there should be a limit on the number of threads somebody can create when they don't then generally participate in said threads.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,423 ✭✭✭ Berties_Horse


    Mr_Fegelien initiates high quality threads.

    Twink is a Shakespearean thespian.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,082 ✭✭✭ Feisar


    I believe that unemployed people and people on low incomes should be provided with the highest standard of housing at a means assessed rate, in Leitrim.

    First they came for the socialists...



  • Registered Users Posts: 21,829 ✭✭✭✭ endacl


    Jaysus.

    This site needs an entrance exam...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,278 ✭✭✭ Your Face


    I believe in a thing called love.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,312 ✭✭✭ I see sheep


    I think most travellers are grand


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 11,984 Mod ✭✭✭✭ riffmongous


    I believe that there should be a limit on the number of threads somebody can create when they don't then generally participate in said threads.

    That's not unpopular, it's probably one of the most popular opinions here at the moment :pac:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,462 ✭✭✭✭ Tell me how


    I have what seems to be an unpopular opinion that a single thread on a specific topic should be enough.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 129 ✭✭ GRACKEA


    I don't think there should be any obligation for signs and services to include the Irish language. I say that as a gaeilgeoir. Nobody needs it. Probably <5 people in the world are monoglot Irish speakers. (Monoglot = only speaks the one language)

    French or Polish would be much more useful.

    Edit to add: just googled it. There are actually 0 Irish monoglots in the world.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,589 ✭✭✭ Paddy Cow


    GRACKEA wrote: »
    I don't think there should be any obligation for signs and services to include the Irish language. I say that as a gaeilgeoir. Nobody needs it. Probably <5 people in the world are monoglot Irish speakers.

    French or Polish would be much more useful.

    Edit to add: just googled it. There are actually 0 Irish monoglots in the world.
    I had to google monoglots and I agree. For those also not in the know, a monoglot is a person who only speaks one language :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 129 ✭✭ GRACKEA


    Paddy Cow wrote: »
    I had to google monoglots and I agree. For those also not in the know, a monoglot is a person who only speaks one language :)

    God, I didn't even think about it not being a common term. Hopefully that's clearer. Thanks Paddy:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,827 ✭✭✭✭ the beer revolu


    I think most travellers are grand

    It's mad that we've become a pretty liberal, pc society and have looked after minorities but for some reason, blatant racism against travellers is completely socially acceptable amongst all levels of society.

    Now, we can all find examples of traveller's behaving badly (I've been the victim of crime at the hands of three men who were travellers) but to prejudge someone purely on the ground of being a traveller is just blatant discrimination and racism.
    There really is no getting away from that fact.
    There are a lot of racists on here.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,589 ✭✭✭ Paddy Cow


    GRACKEA wrote: »
    God, I didn't even think about it not being a common term. Hopefully that's clearer. Thanks Paddy:)
    Maybe it is common and I'm just thick :pac:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,589 ✭✭✭ Paddy Cow


    It's mad that we've become a pretty liberal, pc society and have looked after minorities but for some reason, blatant racism against travellers is completely socially acceptable amongst all levels of society.

    Now, we can all find examples of traveller's behaving badly (I've been the victim of crime at the hands of three men who were travellers) but to prejudge someone purely on the ground of being a traveller is just blatant discrimination and racism.
    There really is no getting away from that fact.
    There are a lot of racists on here.
    Whatever you think about Travellers, at least get one thing straight WE ARE THE SAME RACE. That is a fact.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,423 ✭✭✭ Berties_Horse


    I think most travellers are grand

    Upstanding members of society who contribute their fair share of tax, and never demand anything for nothing.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,398 ✭✭✭ Franz Von Peppercorn II


    GRACKEA wrote: »
    I don't think there should be any obligation for signs and services to include the Irish language. I say that as a gaeilgeoir. Nobody needs it. Probably <5 people in the world are monoglot Irish speakers. (Monoglot = only speaks the one language)

    French or Polish would be much more useful.

    Edit to add: just googled it. There are actually 0 Irish monoglots in the world.

    I don’t think there is such an obligation except perhaps government signage. I don’t see menus in Irish.


  • Registered Users Posts: 359 ✭✭ Experience_day


    It's mad that we've become a pretty liberal, pc society and have looked after minorities but for some reason, blatant racism against travellers is completely socially acceptable amongst all levels of society.

    Now, we can all find examples of traveller's behaving badly (I've been the victim of crime at the hands of three men who were travellers) but to prejudge someone purely on the ground of being a traveller is just blatant discrimination and racism.
    There really is no getting away from that fact.
    There are a lot of racists on here.


    My opinion is that you & other hand wringers should be forced to live next to them. Just like the D4 tossers in RTE telling us all to accept more "refugees" from the comforts of areas where everyone else is priced out so they are not affected.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 32,688 ✭✭✭✭ Lewis Tall Coral


    I don’t think there is such an obligation except perhaps government signage. I don’t see menus in Irish.

    Every annual report or notification by state or semi state bodies has to be issued in Irish. A waste of resources and an unnecessary expense.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,827 ✭✭✭✭ the beer revolu


    Paddy Cow wrote: »
    Whatever you think about Travellers, at least get one thing straight WE ARE THE SAME RACE. That is a fact.

    Yeah, yeah.
    What ever way you look at it, it is blatant discrimination on the grounds of being a member of a particular sub set of society.
    Call it what ever you want.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 129 ✭✭ GRACKEA


    I don’t think there is such an obligation except perhaps government signage. I don’t see menus in Irish.

    Yes. I meant the requirement for state and semi state bodies, as per Srameens response. Figured people would've got that caveat from context. Oops!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,398 ✭✭✭ Franz Von Peppercorn II


    It's mad that we've become a pretty liberal, pc society and have looked after minorities but for some reason, blatant racism against travellers is completely socially acceptable amongst all levels of society.

    Now, we can all find examples of traveller's behaving badly (I've been the victim of crime at the hands of three men who were travellers) but to prejudge someone purely on the ground of being a traveller is just blatant discrimination and racism.
    There really is no getting away from that fact.
    There are a lot of racists on here.

    There’s a fair amount of hypocrisy on the traveler issue alright. I once googled traveller halting sites and the vast majority were in the poorest parts of Dublin, often along the M50, or outside the poorer towns in Ireland but it makes sense to put halting sites in areas that are privileged; any other action increases the disadvantages of the area and the travellers.

    However Ireland’s liberal bourgeoisie have both constructed a society where they can be racist towards travellers and halt any criticism of their racism.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,827 ✭✭✭✭ the beer revolu


    My opinion is that you & other hand wringers should be forced to live next to them. .

    I've never lived next to travellers but I have had Roma folk living next door to me. They were lovely neighbours. Genuinely.

    If my neighbours engage in anti social behaviour, I don't want them there. What group they belong to is irrelevant to me.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,398 ✭✭✭ Franz Von Peppercorn II


    Every annual report or notification by state or semi state bodies has to be issued in Irish. A waste of resources and an unnecessary expense.

    Well it is an official language, so until that changes...


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,316 ✭✭✭ nthclare


    Sunshine lollipops and rainbow's


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 129 ✭✭ GRACKEA


    Well it is an official language, so until that changes...

    Yes I know why it is this way. I'm just sharing my possibly unpopular opinion on it as the thread is encouraging us to do...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,398 ✭✭✭ Franz Von Peppercorn II


    GRACKEA wrote: »
    Yes I know why it is this way. I'm just sharing my possibly unpopular opinion on it as the thread is encouraging us to do...

    I know and I wasn’t replying to you. You mentioned signs but Srameen mentioned official documents.

    Also I don’t think that opinion is all that unpopular, it’s fairly popular online.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,827 ✭✭✭✭ the beer revolu


    Upstanding members of society who contribute their fair share of tax, and never demand anything for nothing.

    I've met travellers who work, pay tax and don't (as far as I'm aware) engage in criminal behaviour. Am I so dumb as to thing that these examples are representative of all travellers? No, I'm not.

    I've been the victim of crime at the hands of settled folk far more times than I've been a victim of crime at the hands of travellers. Am I dumb enough to assume that all settled folk are criminals? No, I'm not.

    See what I'm getting at?


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