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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 9:43 am    Post subject: Irish Vote Big 'YES' To Gay Marriage Reply with quote

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Ireland gay marriage referendum result: - live
near clean sweep expected for Yes campaign


LIVE BLOG LATEST - PICS NEWS:
http://www.theguardian.com/global/live/2015/may/23/counting-underway-for-irelands-referendum-on-marriage-equality


Late last nite I told the LA Times that the vote
result would be around 65% YES - 35% NO

Now, as we await final results around 1:00pm EST
the early unofficial 'tallies' are showing 2/1 YES.

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W A T C H

Ireland poised to legalize gay marriage as votes tallied

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2015/05/23/ireland-gay-marriage-referendum/27833821/



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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Growing crowds and excitement in Dublin Castle
where historic result will be announced later today

#YesForEquality







Festival atmosphere showing no let up
on this historic day @GerryAdamsSF




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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CURRENT VOTE COUNT

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19m ago
16:17
With results from 16 of the 43 constituencies now in,
the Yes vote is running at 62.4% and the No vote 37.6%.


21m ago
16:15
The best official result for the Yes campaign so far has come in
Dublin South West, with 71.3% in favour and 28.7% against.


28m ago
16:08
With about a fifth of constituencies returning official results,
Ireland appears certain to pass the gay marriage rights reform
with close to 65% in favour.




http://bit.ly/IrishGayMarriageResultsLIVE

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dublin South East

74.9% YES


Highest Yet!

3 out of 4 in the socially liberal
coastal strip of Dublin just voted YES.


A-stonishing demographic there.

World Record Gay Marriage Approval Official Vote:
3 out of 4 (74.9%) in the socially liberal, Dublin
South-East coastal strip have voted 'YES' !

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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FINAL RESULT
Yes = 1,201,607
No = 734,300
62.1% YES

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great result folks!

After centuries of Catholic orthodoxy shoved down our necks, we make another step forwards.
Let's hope further progress is made with Direct Democracy, so we no longer have to rely on our Government to initiate referenda.
This is still a People's victory though. Irish Water will be next...

Off to celebrate by watching the Eurovision, so I'll leave ye with the greatest Bond song ever Wink

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So here's a sneak preview of the winner?

It's the favorite - as seen in the semi-final.


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WE ARE THE HEROES OF OUR TIME
Dancing with the demons in our minds
Sweden




Don't tell the gods I left a mess
I can't undo what has been done
Let's run for cover
What if I'm the only hero left
You better fire off your gun
Once and forever
He said go dry your eyes
And live your life like there is no tomorrow, son
And tell the others
To go sing it like a hummingbird
The greatest anthem ever heard:

We are the heroes of our time
But we're dancing with the demons in our minds...
We are the heroes of our time
Hero-uh-o-o-oes
O-uh-o-o-oh
We're dancing with the demons in our minds
Hero-uh-o-o-oes O-uh-o-o-oh

The crickets sing a song for you
Don't say a word, don't make a sound
It's life's creation
I make worms turn into butterflies
Wake up and turn this world around
In appreciation
He said I never left your side
When you were lost I followed right behind
Was your foundation
Now go sing it like a hummingbird
The greatest anthem ever heard:

We are the heroes of our time
Hero-uh-o-o-oes
O-uh-o-o-oh
We're dancing with the demons in our minds
Hero-uh-o-o-oes O-uh-o-o-oh



Måns Zelmerlöw - Heroes Official Video



B E S T _ V E R S I O N _ B E L O W
A truly astonishing depth of voice on the acoustic version.

Amazing.
An NWO Production by the way. Wink
As usual with recent Eurovision. Laughing

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Måns Zelmerlöw - Heroes (Live -Akustisk - TV4)


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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How is this s great result?
Ireland has gone, the youth have left, there is no meaningful identity with so many new immigrants arriving, the country is suffering in horrible poverty.
That's just an emotive response based on your perception of "fairness". Instead leaving aside the fact that this really has nothing to do with fairness and everything to do with the establishment dismantling institutions and traditions.
However that opinion aside, here is another opinion, for me irrespective of whether you agree or disagree it seems to me to be a dambing indictment of society. The establishment/social engineers, don't push an anti war, anti gm, anti fluoride, anti pesticide and so on agenda and so the people could give a flying fuck about all of those evils.
However make the people feel a sense of empowerment on gay marriage, to the extent that the youth who had left Ireland returned to Ireland just to cast their vote (as no postal votes allowed).
It's yet another event that proves one thing, the social engineers really are the puppet masters for in reality, discussion, debate is largely silenced. People have been indoctrinated with this suggestion that views shouldn't be expressed regardless of the truths or falsehoods or misconceptions because you should always respect and accept another culture.
By the way if you believe that it stops here, ...well in my opinion you live in a world in which you have deliberately filtered out anything you don't want to see.
As a final note before someone labels my response bigotry, I don't have an issue with it, in fact I don't give a shit about it there are thousands of issues that matter and this is way behind them. Yet, Hollywood has been overtly promoting a gay agenda on a concerted basis, so either they are enlightened or they are still pernicious fucks.
Moreover there was already civil partnerships, rights and security in the event of a partner dying could be addressed via legal contracts and yet they still had to go after something that has been traditionally an institution between a man and a woman
Moreover I find marriage bullshit, so I am not being "intolerant" or any other bullshit buzzword.
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's not forget that this has been
a doubly historic week in Ireland.


The week began with what was
a literally "historic" handshake.

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Between Britain's Prince Charles - commander of the UK army's
Parachute Regiment which shot 13 unarmed protesters dead on
Bloody Sunday.......

and Gerry Adams, political head of the Irish Republican movement
whose military arm murdered Lord Mountbatten -the elder head of
the Royal Family- along with 18 soldiers, in two attacks on one day.




The week ended with the YES which saw the same Gerry Adams
share a platform with leading cheerleader for the YES Campaign
- Rory O'Hanlon - AKA - Panti Bliss

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A week featuring a current Prince, a former 'terrorist',... and a future Queen?

Now, that's some week!!

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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Predictably (see above)
the NWO (aided by Time Warner)
Won with Heroes (Consumer-collectivism)


But Russia ran 'em a close second.
Haven't shaken off 'ol Vlad yet, it seems....Laughing

The standard this year, was surprisingly good
and even occasionally innovative, not imitative. Wink

I compiled a playlist: 9 of the best.
playlist fixed from last nite -FD


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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't expect to be this emotional, Growing up in such a
deeply homophobic country leaves a part of u numb
beneath a terrain of scar tissue which becomes part of
your emotional and mental state of wellbeing, and
that wellbeing in many of us including myself has crashed
and cracked many a time under the weight of it all.

That numbness helps you survive that vacuum, that void inside
that exists because you are not truly accepted, not just within
society but also within the family where homophobia was rife.

That numbness can be so dangerous though and lead to
destructive and extreme behaviour. I endured alot of
homophobia in my family from my father and brother,
yes they are more 'tolerant' and 'accepting' now yet they
are still afraid to embrace me which is why they voted 'no'
but a whole lot of irish people voted YES yesterday and
made me feel embraced in a way i've never experienced
before in my life. And that SURPRISED me.

I felt nothing when civil partnership was passed, just some relief
like getting that job you need to pay the bills but yesterday the
people recognised our uniqueness, our worth, what we endured,
all the lives that were lost through suicide, the hurt, the pain. They
didnt just 'accept' or 'tolerate' us, they embraced us.

And let's not forget all those who lost their
lives to AIDS which was primarily a byproduct
of centuries of civilised hate and fear to men
and women who loved their own gender.
The secondary cause of Aids was the numbness
that all that castration of the self homophobia
induces. The tertiary cause being the same
parasites that cause so much pain for all of
us, the greedy, the corrupt who once they get
a sniff of fortune and fame will do anything to
get that power and do anything to keep it
including genocide of a whole generation of
gay men


Some of that numbness quite literally got
flooded out today, like a psyche landslide.
Jus a lil overwhelmed. I feel joy and sadness
for those old wounds never fully heal,
I just miss my mother so much today because
she was the only one in my family that embraced
who i am and would have called me with a resounding
'YES'

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