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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 15 Feb 22 1.13pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Anyway, back to the Ukraine situation, see this on the bbc . . . [Link]

Sign of easing tensions?

 


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Potato blight did affect other places, notably Holland and also Scotland. Plenty died though not as many as in Ireland. The bottom line was Irish reliance on the potato. They were actually healthier, with longer life expectancy than the English. But obviously not when the major crop was spoilt.
Millions of pounds was donated to Ireland at the time: Queen Victoria giving the most. However, the poor law system and poor houses could not cope. The system had been systematically underfunded as it would have meant a rate increase for the local community. Most died of illness in the years after the famine was over. Estimates at deaths are between 200,000 (low) and a million or more (high). There is no argument that more left than died. As someone pointed out Trevelyan does not come off well in this history. I could say a lot more but it still won't solve it for you! I guess we'll still have the Hollywood version for a long time. Top o the morning etc.
For a feel good story look into the Quakers and the Choctaws' response to the famine.

 


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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag The garden of England 15 Feb 22 1.22pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Does anyone not think this was just a bit of 'look what we can do' if we really want to from putin. Now maybe he's hoping for a few restrictions to be lifted as a good will gesture.

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 15 Feb 22 1.53pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

I'll say this as my final word on the Irish famine discussion...apologies to those pointing out the sidetrack

I'm a proud Englishman, I'm also proud that my genes come from all over these islands and by extension Europe too.

While I would unreservedly apologise for what Cromwell did....though plenty of English died fighting against him as well. On anything subsequent, while it seems to me that the British get the blame for anything going. I would say that if any British ancestor, overlord, administrator or soldier has willfully wronged the Irish then you have my regret.

While none of us are responsible for the sins of the fathers, we also take pride in their achievements as we are their genetic descendants....and I do take pride in many things that the British and Irish as well have achieved.

We are genetically the same peoples and we are undergoing the same challenges.

 


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Originally posted by cryrst

Does anyone not think this was just a bit of 'look what we can do' if we really want to from putin. Now maybe he's hoping for a few restrictions to be lifted as a good will gesture.

It's either a ploy to lower guards or Putin has heard what he wants.

 


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Originally posted by eagleman13

Anyway, back to the Ukraine situation, see this on the bbc . . . [Link]

Sign of easing tensions?

The only sign of easing tension is Biden s**t**g himself.

 

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 15 Feb 22 2.19pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by georgenorman

The only sign of easing tension is Biden s**t**g himself.

Hahahaha. No idea what that's got to do with anything but got a very real LOL from me.

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 15 Feb 22 2.19pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

I would say that if any British ancestor, overlord, administrator or soldier has willfully wronged the Irish then you have my regret.

While none of us are responsible for the sins of the fathers, we also take pride in their achievements as we are their genetic descendants....and I do take pride in many things that the British and Irish as well have achieved.


thanks Sterling. If it is any recompense....we ALL are descended from people who did dodgy stuff in the past. We may need to go back to the Yamnaya to find it....but genocide is in the DNA of all humans.

the christians call it original sin. Darwinians call it the selfish-gene. Romantics call it 'a fit of pique'.

most of the time, the crimes are forgotten in History.

Ukraine ? did Biden blink first ? maybe he should ask his Nurse to up his meds ?

Edited by PalazioVecchio (15 Feb 2022 2.51pm)

 


Eze Peasy at Anfield....

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Originally posted by cryrst

Does anyone not think this was just a bit of 'look what we can do' if we really want to from putin. Now maybe he's hoping for a few restrictions to be lifted as a good will gesture.

As talks are now showing signs that tensions are easing, it does appear that Putin was just flexing his (Russia's) muscles to gauge reaction.

But, if it does all calm down I guess we'll never know what the bullyboy really had in mind.

 


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Originally posted by PalazioVecchio


thanks Sterling. If it is any recompense....we ALL are descended from people who did dodgy stuff in the past. We may need to go back to the Yamnaya to find it....but genocide is in the DNA of all humans.

the christians call it original sin. Darwinians call it the selfish-gene.

most of the time, the crimes are forgotten in History.

Ukraine ? did Biden blink first ? maybe he should ask his Nurse to up his meds ?

If he finds out that Trump has been on the phone to Putin his blood pressure may just explode!

 


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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag The garden of England 15 Feb 22 3.19pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

If he finds out that Trump has been on the phone to Putin his blood pressure may just explode!

Oh what lush irony if that is the case.
Still trump could cure cancer and still be a bad un

 

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 15 Feb 22 5.37pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

the Ukraine buildup would never have happened with Trump.

Trump was a businessman. Good at making deals.

His progress with Korea was pretty good overall. And i suspect himself and Putin were both respectful of each other.

 


Eze Peasy at Anfield....

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