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

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  • Registered Users Posts: 416 ✭✭uncommon_name


    Temple bar should be closed down completely unless they reduce their idiotic prices for a bloody pint.

    €8 for a pint of Guinness and €8.90 for a pint of Heineken. I would understand €6.50 maybe in the center of Dublin in a tourist area.
    They do not advertise their prices anywhere view able and then when I refused to take the drinks and told them I would leave the bouncer was called in and wouldn't let me leave until I paid for the drinks, or else they were calling the Gardai.
    Needless to say I told them to call the Gardai as they were trying to rob me, they let me go eventually.

    Ended up in a much nicer pub, much quieter and feck all tourists and paid €5.80 for my Heineken and €5.40 for the Guinness.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,926 ✭✭✭mikemac2


    I thought pubs had to display prices inside the door ?

    In fact when I was a student doing bar work i filled up that form and put it inside the front doors.

    Bars got an easy to read template to complete and hang up


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,474 ✭✭✭Obvious Desperate Breakfasts


    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 know somebody who speaks both Irish and Welsh fluently. I think he is the only person in the world with that ability.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,474 ✭✭✭Obvious Desperate Breakfasts


    touts wrote: »
    I believe full state benefits should only be paid to those who have worked a minimum of 5 years in the state.

    Even with that all state benefits (unemployment, pension, child benefit) should be paid in vouchers that can only be redeemed against certain items (not bouncy castles, booze, fags, fake tan etc)

    People in receipt of free housing should live where the state gives them the free house and not have a choice in that. Any damage they do to the house is taken from their welfare. Once they get a job they start to pay rent to the state at the average rent in the locality.

    Voting should be limited to active citizens who have either paid tax or taken part in voluntary work for at least 5 years.

    People should pay for water and sewage.

    Property tax should be based on the services in your locality and not the value of your home.

    There is nothing wrong with a two tier health service. Anyone who pays the tax that funds the health service should have priority access on waiting lists or for private rooms etc.

    There should be a three strike and you are out rule in the criminal justice sector. On your third or subsequent conviction you lose all rights to bail, reduced sentences, early release etc. You serve the maximum sentence set down in law and not a day less.

    Life means life.

    Why should people be stigmatised like that? If you’re receiving benefits because you are seriously ill or of pension age, why add insult to injury? And would anyone begrudge somebody who is seriously ill or a pensioner treating themselves to something non-essential every once in a while?


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    €8 for a pint of Guinness and €8.90 for a pint of Heineken. I would understand €6.50 maybe in the center of Dublin in a tourist area.

    A fool and his money, I wouldn't abide having to fork out more than a fiver for Arthur. Let the gullible tourists empty their pockets. Surprised if many locals supped away in Temple Bar, a mugs paradise.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,526 ✭✭✭✭EmmetSpiceland


    Ended up in a much nicer pub, much quieter and feck all tourists and paid €5.80 for my Heineken and €5.40 for the Guinness.

    You’re still getting ripped off paying those prices.

    The tide is turning…



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,474 ✭✭✭Obvious Desperate Breakfasts


    Cyclepath wrote: »
    A man should not be forced to take on financial or other responsibility for supporting a baby he doesn't want, for example an unplanned pregnancy, one night stand with no protection etc.

    To clarify, I am pro-choice, but a prospective mother has the right to abort a foetus without recourse to the potential father, so I think it's only fair that the man should have a choice too.

    Only within the window that allows a woman to abort if she’s not going to get support from the father. Much like abortion can’t happen in the latter stages of pregnancy, so too should a man not be allowed to absolve themselves of their responsibility at that stage either.


  • Registered Users Posts: 537 ✭✭✭rgmmg


    I know somebody who speaks both Irish and Welsh fluently. I think he is the only person in the world with that ability.

    Not quite - I know a guy who can speak Irish, Welsh and Spanish.

    Goes by the name Ulick Carlos Alberto Jones - Or Ulick C.A. Jones for short


  • Registered Users Posts: 416 ✭✭uncommon_name


    A fool and his money, I wouldn't abide having to fork out more than a fiver for Arthur. Let the gullible tourists empty their pockets. Surprised if many locals supped away in Temple Bar, a mugs paradise.

    Surprisingly there was a lot more Irish in there than I would have expected. Sitting there in the corner drinking and throwing their money away.


  • Registered Users Posts: 416 ✭✭uncommon_name


    You’re still getting ripped off paying those prices.

    Yes I know, but you won't find many places less than that in Dublin City Center. Unfortunately I was there for a party so had no option but to stay in Dublin.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 416 ✭✭uncommon_name


    mikemac2 wrote: »
    I thought pubs had to display prices inside the door ?

    In fact when I was a student doing bar work i filled up that form and put it inside the front doors.

    Bars got an easy to read template to complete and hang up

    Maybe there was, I didn't look just inside the door. I was looking in the area the bar was.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,756 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu


    Pringles are not crisps.
    They are a reformed powdered potato snack.
    And they're sh1te.
    Pure sh1te


  • Registered Users Posts: 416 ✭✭uncommon_name


    Pringles are not crisps.
    They are a reformed powdered potato snack.
    And they're sh1te.

    I can't believe you just said that :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,756 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu


    I can't believe you just said that :eek:

    I'm pretty edgy.
    Most people can't handle that!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,576 ✭✭✭Paddy Cow


    Surprisingly there was a lot more Irish in there than I would have expected. Sitting there in the corner drinking and throwing their money away.
    They're probably trying to chat up tourists.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,723 ✭✭✭SureYWouldntYa


    I have no problem with ticket touting

    I don't get why it's okay for other limited resources to be freely priced by the market but with tickets it's deemed unethical

    If ticketmaster prices them at €80, they sell out and people are willing to then pay €100 then away with them

    Same deal when it comes to touts buying in bulk as opposed to just 1 everyday guy trying to turn a quick buck, no different to a property developer buying all the houses, it's a risk to make a bigger profit


  • Registered Users Posts: 81,223 ✭✭✭✭biko


    My unpopular opinion - U2 is the best band in Irish history, present day included.


  • Registered Users Posts: 81,223 ✭✭✭✭biko


    My unpopular opinion 2 - it should be perfectly fine to point out spelling errors to people on internet forums.
    If you don't tell people what is wrong, how do you suppose they learn?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,505 ✭✭✭the_pen_turner


    I have no problem with ticket touting

    I don't get why it's okay for other limited resources to be freely priced by the market but with tickets it's deemed unethical

    If ticketmaster prices them at €80, they sell out and people are willing to then pay €100 then away with them

    Same deal when it comes to touts buying in bulk as opposed to just 1 everyday guy trying to turn a quick buck, no different to a property developer buying all the houses, it's a risk to make a bigger profit

    i dont see the problem with it either.
    its business. you buy when they are cheap and sell for as high as the market will bear. that business 101. nothing wrong with that at all.
    the price is set by what people will pay. if people paid less then the price would go down and it wouldnt be worth these people doing it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,576 ✭✭✭Paddy Cow


    i dont see the problem with it either.
    its business. you buy when they are cheap and sell for as high as the market will bear. that business 101. nothing wrong with that at all.
    the price is set by what people will pay. if people paid less then the price would go down and it wouldnt be worth these people doing it.
    It's not business. Business is regulated and they pay tax. This is simply ripping people off. Plus people get ripped off twice if the concert is cancelled and the money is refunded to the person who initially bought the ticket.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,825 ✭✭✭LirW


    Potatoes are overrated.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,756 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu


    LirW wrote: »
    Potatoes are overrated.

    Fcuking take that back.
    Take it back now!


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,634 ✭✭✭✭Graces7


    phutyle wrote: »
    The words "free public transport" should be outlawed in discourse and debate where it's referred to as a universal benefit, until it's available to the whole country, and not just Dublin and certain limited sectionfprs of the other cities and major towns. None of the elderly people I know in my locality have ever even applied for a bus pass, because there's literally no opportunity for them to use it.[/QUOTE

    for this reality, thank you. I had mine but mislaid it and will never get to use it so no need to replace.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,727 ✭✭✭✭whisky_galore


    Paddy Cow wrote: »
    It's not business. Business is regulated and they pay tax. This is simply ripping people off. Plus people get ripped off twice if the concert is cancelled and the money is refunded to the person who initially bought the ticket.

    It would end tomorrow if people sucked it in and had the restraint not to buy from touts. You can continue living without going to a concert.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,634 ✭✭✭✭Graces7


    Why should people be stigmatised like that? If you’re receiving benefits because you are seriously ill or of pension age, why add insult to injury? And would anyone begrudge somebody who is seriously ill or a pensioner treating themselves to something non-essential every once in a while?

    Thank you, It would simply dehumanise and desocialise. and ensure a greater dependency on welfare by removing social skills. Another form of institutionalisation.

    In the US it does not work as folk sell their food stamps anyways :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,505 ✭✭✭✭Mad_maxx


    Travellers are spoiled rotten by the state.

    There are a disproportionate number of disabled parking spots everywhere, most are empty all of the time


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,756 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu


    Mad_maxx wrote: »
    Travellers are spoiled rotten by the state.

    That's an extremely popular opinion.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Mad_maxx wrote: »
    Travellers are completely neglected by the state.

    FYP.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,505 ✭✭✭✭Mad_maxx


    FYP.

    Horsesh1t


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,905 ✭✭✭Gregor Samsa


    We should dispose of the moronic fiction that we're a neutral country and recognise that our "neutrality" was merely a childish expression of anti-British petulance at the beginning of our independence.


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