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23-11-2011, 17:38   #1
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No wonder country is f..ked

What chance have we got with fools like this representing us?


Clouds of confusion as Galway councillor tells another to 'go f..k himself"

A GALWAY councillor has refused to apologise for swearing at a County Council committee meeting after he told a fellow councillor to "go **** himself"
Local area councillor Seamus Tiernan made the amazing outburst after he was told he was a "feckin eejit" for thinking that cloud computing was only suitable in areas with lots of rain.
He had told the Infrastructure Committee meeting this week that his native Connemara would be ideal for cloud computing because it has heavy cloud cover for nine months of the year."
The Independent councillor said that the Government should be doing more to harness clean industries for the Connemara area and he named wind energy and cloud computing as two obvious examples.
"Connemara in particular could become a centre of excellence for wind energy harnessing, as it is open to the Atlantic. Also in terms of cloud computing, we have dense thick fog for nine months of the year, because of the mountain heights and the ability to harness this cloud power, there is tremendous scope for cloud computing to become a major employer in this region."
However his mistake was pointed out by an incredulous Cllr Martin Shiels who said that "this is taking the biscuit. I've heard it all now. You must be a fecking eejit to think that the cloud computing had anything to do with climate."
Cllr Tiernan took umbrage at the remarks of his colleague and called for them to be withdrawn. When Cllr Shields refused to do so, Tiernan said "go **** yourself, Cllr Shields."
Chairman Sile Ni Baoill asked for both councillors to withdraw their comments, but Cllr Tiernan was repentant that Cllr Shields was wrong and that cloud comouting is linked to cloud cover.
"Tell me why large companies are opening server farms in cold wet countries then, he asked Cllr Shields.
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Brilliant, I love it, that made me laugh heartily, thanks OP.
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Scarleh for him. Brings to mind those damn hungry gondolas all over again!
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Moved from the Media Coverage forum - I can't think of anywhere more suitable than this one for it.
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Moved from the Media Coverage forum - I can't think of anywhere more suitable than this one for it.

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24-11-2011, 16:29   #7
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The concept is not as idiotic as it sounds, though I doubt the (fictional?) councillor realizes this. Google & Amazon have both purchased large properties here to take advantage of the climate. There's a reasonably good piece available on it here.

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The big requirement for using outside cooling is, of course, the temperature of the outside air. That’s why Google has turned to both Finland, and now Ireland, for the construction of its latest data centers. Google is building a mega data center in Finland that won’t just tap into the cold outside air, but also the seas to pump cool water into the facility.
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This is hilarious. I actually laughed out loud at my desk
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It's brilliant, but I fear it's also a fake
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There is no Councillor Les Wynan...oops, I mean Seamus Tiernan.
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Well, the only real Google results for councillor "Seamus Tiernan" are for other sites reproducing this same text. So... fake.

Funny, though.
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24-11-2011, 18:54   #12
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It's all true but they are council local area committee members, not councillors and they normally use their names in Irish. They were on Raidio na Gaeltachta yesterday morning.
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It's all true but they are council local area committee members, not councillors and they normally use their names in Irish. They were on Raidio na Gaeltachta yesterday morning.
Really? It couldn't be... Could it?

I'd need to see another source. Where's this text copied from?
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Local Area Councils are comprised of councillors elected to a local authority from that area. They'd be the same people. This is unfortunately BS
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we had much the same in carlow a few years back . the council were debating tourism on the barrow river. one said could we put gondolas on the river, lad at back stands up and says , that is all very well but who is going to feed them
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