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  • saabsaab wrote: »
    Tosh. Next thing you'll be saying that we'll be going into space!

    Going by the Flash Gordon serials at the cinema you wouldn't want to be going there




  • I heard they were building one of them double roads out on the Bray road, sure we'll be like America.




  • Any news on Eoin O'Duffy these days?




  • You get a genuine insight into the aspirations of pre WWII Ireland in the ESB archives:

    https://esbarchives.ie/shannon-scheme-pamphlets/

    pg-ss-pr-4_f.jpg

    f_re-ph-36-1.jpg




  • Well boys what's the plan for the summer? I've two weeks booked in Warsaw starting the last week of August. Can't wait, gonna be some session.

    It will be very memorable, but for all the wrong reasons.


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  • You get a genuine insight into the aspirations of pre WWII Ireland in the ESB archives:

    https://esbarchives.ie/shannon-scheme-pamphlets/

    pg-ss-pr-4_f.jpg

    f_re-ph-36-1.jpg


    Sure what would women do with all that spare time? Anyway it probably won't get far outside cities and towns as it would be too expensive to provide it to the countryside.




  • Going by the Flash Gordon serials at the cinema you wouldn't want to be going there

    Ya but the chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one they say




  • I'l be safe at home




  • I predict by the end of the century, everyone will be using Esperanto as a second language for global communication.
    "La vojo de la estonteco."




  • odyssey06 wrote: »
    I predict by the end of the century, everyone will be using Esperanto as a second language for global communication.
    "La vojo de la estonteco."


    Gaelic will be spoken throughout Ireland as the first language anyway.


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  • saabsaab wrote: »
    Gaelic will be spoken throughout Ireland as the first language anyway.

    I think it might be in certain parts of the country




  • saabsaab wrote: »
    Occasions of sin!

    That's nothing compared to pictures in catalogues!




  • branie2 wrote: »
    I think it might be in certain parts of the country


    Absolutely. It will spread from the Capital outwards.








  • We be paying a shilling a pint before the year is over. I'll give it up if it crosses that.




  • branie2 wrote: »
    That's nothing compared to pictures in catalogues!

    Greed lust and envy!




  • User ashjwilliams banned for life for taking the lords name in vein , bishop has been informed




  • f_re-ph-36-1.jpg

    Note the Schuko plug, no English electricity here!




  • I hear that Dun Laoghaire is getting the automatic phone, shocking that the northsiders had it first.




  • I hear that Dun Laoghaire is getting the automatic phone, shocking that the northsiders had it first.

    It will always be Kingstown to me.
    At least most people could spell that.
    If they could spell.


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  • Conspiracy theory:

    I’m starting to think the farm the esb took from me for a shilling in blessington has nothing to do with electricity and is in fact to supply the bleedin dubs with water




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    Women wearing next to nothing and embarrassing Fr O’Neill.. BRAZEN !




  • <snip>. State of them.




  • Is there a pup payment for the next world war?




  • Cerveza wrote: »
    Is there a pup payment for the next world war?


    Payments! What madness, we already spent nearly one and a quarter million pounds on unemployment in 1939!





  • Note the Schuko plug, no English electricity here!

    To be fair, I doubt that was a snub to the English. They didn’t have a standard to adopt.
    At that time there was no UK standard plug. They’d umpteen different round pin plugs of various sizes and other designs that were all mutually incompatible and also had different voltages in different regions of the UK 200 - 250V AC some DC, only standardising completely in the case 1970s about 50 years after the ESB.

    All these things were just products of private companies.

    If anything, Ireland was more internationally focused and just adopted things that made most sense at the time - in that case we landed on 220V 50Hz and Schuko which would become the modern European standard after WWII. Adopting the weird British plugs later could yet be problematic post Brexit if you can’t get a CE approved mobile charger or WiFi plug that fits an Irish wall socket.

    We weren’t as inward looking on technical things as we might have been on conservative social issues.




  • Would you doomers ever lay off with the 'hurr duer war with Germany is inevitable' crap? What are the Germans gonna do? Invade France? Ever heard of the Maginot Line?

    Good man Francie.




  • Would you doomers ever lay off with the 'hurr duer war with Germany is inevitable' crap? What are the Germans gonna do? Invade France? Ever heard of the Maginot Line?


    You're right miles and miles of concrete bunkers and big guns no one will get through that alive. That and the French army is the biggest and most modern in the world.




  • Would you doomers ever lay off with the 'hurr duer war with Germany is inevitable' crap? What are the Germans gonna do? Invade France? Ever heard of the Maginot Line?

    There's a rumour they didn't bother finishing it.


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  • I wrote a letter to Douglas Hyde to introduce free housing for the unemployed, discuss.


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