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Stegasaurus_Wrecks commented on a post in r/ireland
Stegasaurus_Wrecks 1 point

The local rugby club is called Longford Slashers.

It's an agri town which is built on the surrounding farming areas. Not much industry (if any), no 3rd level institutes, nothing much in the way of tourism, but Lough Ree is on it's western border so there's that. Don't dare move there without a car. Rent will be cheap and it's easy to access Knock or Dublin airports.

Stegasaurus_Wrecks commented on a post in r/videos
Mugin 42 points

Yes and no. You may want to choose your spot with some care, but the chances of getting hit are very small.

Relevant video: https://youtu.be/MsZBXlTHPCg?t=542

It's a video of TT doctor John Hinds. It's a great video, but I put the URL at the time he talks about a case where spectators got hit. Unforunately he himself died in an crash in 2015.

Stegasaurus_Wrecks 1 point

That wasn't the IOM though. Skerries I beleve. Same rules apply though.

Stegasaurus_Wrecks commented on a post in r/ireland
Stegasaurus_Wrecks 8 points

Sugar in the petrol tank.

donegalcelt 4 points

Sure, if you're gonna do the windshield you'd be as well do the hood and trunk in also. Then, just be sure to get rid of any evidence in a trash can on your way home to watch a movie (don't forget some candy). Once, that's all done you'll be glad you didn't call the cops on his trashy ass....

Stegasaurus_Wrecks 12 points

Hood? Trunk? Trash? Candy?

You ain't from around here, boy, are ya?

Stegasaurus_Wrecks commented on a post in r/GAA
Warthog_A-10 5 points

Roscommon look pretty good to me. They had a poor showing in the league last year getting relegated, but I think McStay will get them back into Division 1 after this year. They should have knocked out Mayo in their drawn QF last year.

Stegasaurus_Wrecks 2 points

Previous year we concentrated on League and rammed the Championship. Last year we did the opposite. This year will be the test to see if we can strike the balance between the two.

Stegasaurus_Wrecks commented on a post in r/ireland
Jester252 14 points

And that is the true punishment. Like any true political party, when a loyal member fucks up, you don't shoot them in the back of the head, you hand them the gun and expect them to do the right thing.

Stegasaurus_Wrecks 18 points

Maybe not the best analogy to use considering.

Or maybe it is actually.

Giraffe_Racer 92 points

https://bethematch.org/ in the U.S.

I did this a few years ago, and it's super easy. You wipe some swabs around inside your mouth and drop it in the mailbox. Most people will never be contacted to donate, but simply being in the registry helps increase the odds that any one person can find a match.

Stegasaurus_Wrecks 54 points

But but then the evil gubberment have your DNA /s

El_Hugo -7 points

Really...?

Stegasaurus_Wrecks 14 points

Jesus christ, does nobody know what the /s means anymore?

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Stegasaurus_Wrecks commented on a post in r/ireland
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FairyOnTheLoose 1 point

I don't have a source, not everything is written down and on the interweb. I used to work for a very relevant organisation and this concern was brought up among the professionals there. My point was it's nothing to do with politics.

Stegasaurus_Wrecks 0 points

Well from personal experience, his diagnosis got my son to get HSE/DoE recognition of his autism at least 18 months before it otherwise would have been given. So we got OT, S&L, and regular updates from the EIT which definitely helped him. We also went private outside that as we could thankfully afford it (just) but the key to results in young kids is getting them the treatments they require as fast as possible.

IMO, the complaints about him 'overdiagnosing' from the HSE and DoE is down to the simple fact that the resources are not in place in Ireland to deal with the increasing amount of kids who are diagnosed. This isn't down to Prof Fitz, but the increased accuracy of DSM V and the fact that parents aren't being told that their kid is 'fine' or that they'll 'grow out of it' like what would've happened as little as 10 years ago.

Like I said, we had a Consultant Pediatrician basically kick us out of his office and refuse to answer our concerns and brushed it off as 'a phase'. This fucker is still the senior Ped Consultant in our area and I would rather a local GP see him in future but if he's hospitalised for some reason in future we have the prospect of him dealing with my son.

So no, I don't agree that he is overdiagnosing, and that the reason his diagnoses are bein complained about is down to the fact that politics (not FF/FG/whatever) but HSE 'take the top 10% and aforget the rest as we can't afford it' politics is being fucked with.

Unless someone makes a specific case that a kid diagnosed by Prof Fitz as being on the spectrum is categorically proven otherwise and/or he is reprimanded/censured by the DoH, then the bitching and complaints mean fuck all to me. I firmly believe until that happens that the complaints are because they are either dismissing cases that need treatment which he doesn't dismiss and so are feeling professionally insulted/noses put out of joint, or that they are overwhelmed and the money for autism support isn't there.

I have no doubt they'll love when he retires, but when he does there will be a lot of kids, like mine, who will suffer by not getting the treatment required in a timely manner.

FairyOnTheLoose 1 point

IMO, the complaints about him 'overdiagnosing' from the HSE and DoE is down to the simple fact that the resources are not in place...

I'm not talking about complaints from the HSE or DOH. I said several times that the complaints are from other medical professionals.

Unless someone makes a specific case that a kid diagnosed by Prof Fitz as being on the spectrum is categorically proven otherwise and/or he is reprimanded/censured by the DoH, then the bitching and complaints mean fuck all to me.

The DOH and HSE don't censure doctors. The Medical Council do. And do you know he hasn't been?

Stegasaurus_Wrecks 1 point

I'm not talking about complaints from the HSE or DOH. I said several times that the complaints are from other medical professionals.

Who work for the HSE, presumably.

The DOH and HSE don't censure doctors. The Medical Council do. And do you know he hasn't been?

No, I don't. Do you?

Professionals bitching about other professionals in their field isn't exactly new. But unless there's merit and substance in their alleged claims about his professionalism or competence, which would be subject ot the Medical Council doing something about it, then it's just bitching. As he's still practising, and a Google search shows up nothing, then I'm assuming that there is nothing of substance to the complaints.

Please, as a parent of an autistic kid who was diagnosed by him, if you have links to anything that contradicts this, please share. It's in my and other parents who seek professional diagnosis interests that this is made known. If it's just professional bitching, then that's a different story.

Hell, he was recently involved in the Silk Road extradition case, where his diagnosis was supported by Simon Baron Cohen. IF he is such a hack that diagnoses almost everyone he sees, surely his testimony would be subject to appeals from the state, or even the US, who wished him extradited.

I'm sorry. I can't help but file your experiences along with the others I've heard into the file marked 'Pissed off associates'.

Without any evidence to the contrary, showing any single case of his diagnosis being overruled or reversed, or a misdiagnosis identified, all you have are instances of bitching or complaints which led to no further action (which leads me to believe they are without merit).

As I said before, please do share some proof, or if you have no proof other than word of mouth "X complained about Prof Fitz" then I can't take your story any more seriously than the previous cases which I have commented on above.

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Stegasaurus_Wrecks commented on a post in r/ireland
Stegasaurus_Wrecks 1 point

If they can vaccinate the badgers via baited food, then that would be fantastic. I suppose the resulting population spike would have to be dealt with in some way in a few years time.

EJ88 1 point

Probably the same way they deal with badgers now.

Stegasaurus_Wrecks 2 points

Shovels, Shotguns and Snares?

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Stegasaurus_Wrecks commented on a post in r/ireland
LordArcher 2 points

So basically SF is for it, FF is against it and FG mostly for it.

I haven't been keeping up but why are FF against the proposal?

Stegasaurus_Wrecks 5 points

Older voters. Keep the grey vote. I reckon Martin would be pro-repeal but the party is so tied into keeping all the old crowd happy at a local level that they'd bring back the latin mass if they thought it would get votes.

hey_hey_you_you 5 points

Oooh, I don't think Martin would be. He made some fierce dodgy comments.

Stegasaurus_Wrecks 2 points

Yeah maybe, but I always got the impression that he was a leader so long as the hardcore wanted him to be leader. He's inoffensive and as far as I can see, pretty impotent as far as control of FF goes.

IMO, he says what the party wants him to say, not the other way around. A puppet.

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Stegasaurus_Wrecks commented on a post in r/ireland
rapmachinenodiggidy 11 points

The article doesn't mention him defending Kevin spacey, what did he say in defence of Kevin spacey? I'd expect that to be headline news considering spacey seems like a worse offender than Hoffman.

He's right in saying there's a witch hunt now though, there's no due process in this, an accusation is guilt and career ending.

Stegasaurus_Wrecks 3 points

Matt Damon said the same and got similarly roasted.

Stegasaurus_Wrecks commented on a post in r/aviation
Stegasaurus_Wrecks 26 points

I so want to take a glider flight. The silence and being able to look around and down while in a relaxed position sounds like heaven.

None of which that poor bastard can do.

EDIT: OK so it's far from silent.

pata1710 6 points

According to Mr. Regular, it's quite loud and hot in the cockpit

Stegasaurus_Wrecks 3 points

Wow, I didn't think it would be literally silent, but I definitely didn't think it would be that noisy.

Still wanna do it.

Stegasaurus_Wrecks commented on a post in r/videos
butsuon 1 point

The offshore submerged wall only works in areas where deep water penetrating boats would not pass.

If you need tankers who have very deep water levels going anywhere near that area, you can't use them.

Stegasaurus_Wrecks 1 point

Ports use seawalls.

Stegasaurus_Wrecks commented on a post in r/ireland
DubbieDubbie 9 points

In Glasgow, the Apartheid South African Consulate was on Nelson Mandela Place

Stegasaurus_Wrecks 3 points

And Del Trotter lived in Nelson Mandela House, Peckham.

Stegasaurus_Wrecks 50 points

IIRC they moved the entrance to the Embassy around the corner so the address wasn't on that street anymore.

Stegasaurus_Wrecks commented on a post in r/ireland
CaisLaochach -2 points

What law is being broken?

Stegasaurus_Wrecks 2 points

If they don't comply with DoE requirements, I assume the state can close them down?

CaisLaochach -2 points

How aren't they complying with the law?

Stegasaurus_Wrecks 2 points

What if there is a conflict between IB requirements and Dept of Education requirements?

Are you being deliberately dickish or do you just not bother your arse reading the context?

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Stegasaurus_Wrecks commented on a post in r/ireland
hoosay 3 points

Just leave the central heating off for a couple of extra days, freeze the bed bugs and cockroaches out of the gaff.

Stegasaurus_Wrecks 2 points

Roaches would supposedly survive a nuclear winter, so that might not work.

I saw one on the street in NY once and the fucker was easily as big as a big smartphone. I'd say you could've shot it and the bullet would bounce off. Fucker was HUGE.

Covmeister 3 points

I am back in Ireland after six months in Asia, couldn't be happier about it.

It was 35-40 degrees every single day and 25-30 every night.

Humid all the time.

Mosquitoes all the time.

Scorpions.

No emissions regulations on vehicles, so walking around the city left you coughing up gunk every night. Must be nightmare for asma sufferers.

Awful crisps.

Overpopulation in the extreme.

Herds of rats at night. Fucking rivers of them.

Packs of wild dogs at night. You have to carry rocks in your pocket to throw at them when they get too close.

Shit Internet.

Open sewers.

Extreme poverty. Entire villages with no electricity or running water. People plowing fields by hand in 40 degree heat.

Flooding that swallows entire towns.

A military junta that has everyone on edge.

The list goes on. Despite all that I loved staying there, but it really makes you appreciate Ireland and what it has going for it.

Stegasaurus_Wrecks 3 points

Herds of rats, open sewers, scorpions, military juntas, extreme poverty....awful crisps.

Lol.

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Stegasaurus_Wrecks commented on a post in r/LiverpoolFC
Stegasaurus_Wrecks -1 points

Ibe > Goretzka or Dele Alli

Hmmm.

Stats can tell you everything, or nothing.

Speck_A 2 points

This graph is more about playstyle and mentality than technical ability.

Stegasaurus_Wrecks 1 point

Well if his talent matches his ambition, he'll be some player. My point was that the graph is pretty misleading, as it's attempts, rather than successful completions. Still promising, but has to be taken with considerable caution considering the example I gave. Lots of players in different formations, positions, tactics and calibers of teams.

Stegasaurus_Wrecks commented on a post in r/OldSchoolCool
RedditRabbitt 189 points

That's cool! I think those are the coolest pictures with multiple generations. I have one with me, my daughter, my mom, and grandma! It's one of my favorites!

Stegasaurus_Wrecks 1 point

And on the other extreme all of my grandparents were dead before I was born. My father was born in 32.

Stegasaurus_Wrecks commented on a post in r/europe
H0agh 20 points

Don't know how this is turning the tables, it's just showing the UK that a no-deal scenario has consequences.

This was pretty much always known?

Stegasaurus_Wrecks 6 points

Not by those with their heads in the sand.

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