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By David Vance On August 14th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Sinn Fein propaganda always amuses me! This gave me a chuckle!

“Failure by republicans and unionists to build on the peace process risks “normalising sectarianism” until the end of the century, Sinn Fein has said. National chairman Declan Kearney told his mainly republican audience at Londonderry’s Gasyard Wall Feile that now that violence had ended, there was “more heavy lifting to do”. But he said onus for change lay with “sections of unionism” he blamed for “slowing down the peace process”.

I love the cliched inanity of it. “Heavy lifting”.. lol …too much Olympics?

Wonder who the “sections of unionism” are that are slowing down “the peace process”? I though people like me were the “rejectionists” (of depravity) so I am intrigued who are the new bad boys of unionism? Which mild mannered proles have they in mind? It can’t be the DUP since we all know they are hand in glove with the Shinners; it can’t be the LAMBS in the UUP! So, who is it? I await someone telling me!!!


By David Vance On August 6th, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Sinn Fein’s neanderthalism always impresses;

An MLA wants ‘Welcome to Northern Ireland’ signs along the border with the Irish Republic taken down. Phil Flanagan, Sinn Fein MLA for Fermanagh and South Tyrone, says the signs are a waste of money that could be spent on road repairs He said the signs also go against the advice of the tourist board. “These signs have angered many living in border communities who suffer the negative impact of partition on a daily basis,” he added.

Poor Phil, living in a little narrow world of his own. Of COURSE there should be signs welcoming people to Northern Ireland, a proud part of the UK. These signs should be in red white and blue and should bedeck the border. They would add to such a colourless place.


By David Vance On August 2nd, 2012 at 8:52 am

More mopery.

Relatives of four IRA men shot dead in Co Tyrone 20 years ago will today ask the Government to apologise for what they believe was a shoot-to-kill operation by security forces. The families were set to attend a press conference in Belfast this morning — launching a new report into the deaths of the four men. The men were killed when members of a specialist undercover military unit opened fire on them in a church car park in Clonoe in February, 1992. Their deaths followed an IRA attack on an RUC base in nearby Coalisland. They were killed as they dumped a lorry used in the machine-gun attack on the station.

Surreal, eh? They attack an RUC Station with machine guns, with the intention of killing as many officers as possible, then are lawfully killed as a direct consequence. Shoot to kill is the ONLY appropriate strategy when dealing with such vicious criminals – so well done to the Security Forces and no apology required. The pity is that more IRA,UVF and UDA terrorists did not meet their end in the same way.


By David Vance On July 30th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

If you WANT to get on, get onto a Quango!

A chief executive whose resignation from the Police Ombudsman`s office led to serious concerns about its independence has been appointed to head the Policing Board. Sam Pollock, 63, helped force the early departure of former Ombudsman Al Hutchinson after he revealed serious tensions in the office. He was named Policing Board chief executive and will earn between £57,000 and £116,000 a year.

£116,000 a year.  Nice, eh?

The Prime Minister earns £142,000.

Thank goodness we are not in a reecession as far as the Public Sector is concerned.

Altogether now…”We’re in the money….”


By David Vance On July 28th, 2012 at 10:20 am

Let’s consider the crime first, shall we?

“October 10 1981, two civilians were killed when an IRA bomb exploded outside Chelsea Barracks in London, the headquarters of the Irish Guards. The bomb, which had been left in a laundry van, detonated as Nora Field, 59, went shopping for groceries for her elderly mother. John Breslin, 18, died in hospital after being injured by the 30lb bomb. He was sitting on a wall when the device packed with more than 1,000 nails exploded. Fifty other people, including about 20 Irish Guardsmen, were injured by shrapnel.”

Can you imagine the scene?  Those poor poor people.

Triple killer Paul Kavanagh was sentenced to five life terms for blowing up Chelsea Army Barracks.

He got out of jail care of the Belfast Agreement. Mrs Field and Mr Breslin remained in their graves.

He has now been provisionally proposed (sic) to become a Governor of a Grammar School in Northern Ireland. Sinn Fein seek the destruction of Grammar Schools. He is married to convicted IRA bomber and Sinn Fein MLA  Martina Anderson.

This is the face of the shiny new Northern Ireland. Convicted killers like Kavanagh lifted up into high office, their victims callously forgotten.


By David Vance On July 26th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Well, turns out that THEY haven’t gone away. We have a NEW IRA.

“Following extensive consultations, Irish republicans and a number of organisations involved in armed actions against the armed forces of the British crown have come together within a unified structure, under a single leadership, subservient to the constitution of the Irish Republican Army. “The leadership of the Irish Republican Army remains committed to the full realisation of the ideals and principles enshrined in the Proclamation of 1916.

The necessity of armed struggle in pursuit of Irish freedom can be avoided through the removal of the British military presence in our country, the dismantling of their armed militias and the declaration of an internationally observed timescale that details the dismantling of British political interference in our country.

“Signed Army Council … IRA.”

Hey Marty, you tell that violence does not pay…

Hang on….


By David Vance On July 25th, 2012 at 8:58 am


Suicide rates in Northern Ireland have doubled since the signing of the Good Friday peace agreement in 1998, new research has revealed. Queen’s University in Belfast found suicide levels have soared since the end of the Troubles, though the deaths are occurring among those who grew up during the worst years of violence. Social upheaval was said to have caused “mass medication” through anti-depressants, alcohol and illegal drug use, while aggression that was once widespread in the divided society has become more internalised.

Now suicide is a serious business and I wonder what has caused this increase post the Belfast Agreement? A lot of young men seem to kill themselves but I am very unsure that there can be a causal link. I grew up through the worst of the terrorism and I can’t see how people would feel any worse post the BA, UNLESS of course the sheer immorality of it has impacted them. But I don’t really think that is the case. It may well be that we would have seen this increase in suicided anyway and the timeline picked for analysis is purely coincidental? Like a lot of academic research, it should be treated with great concern.


By David Vance On July 23rd, 2012 at 8:12 am

Ah, community workers – a group which seems to have rocketed in numbers ever since paramilitarism came to an end. I am certain that there is NO connection between these facts; However…

“Most Londonderry community workers paid out of the Department of Social Development’s (DSD) Neighbourhood Renewal fund earned more than the average wage between 2009 and 2011 with one state funded employee taking home a handsome £41k-£44k.”

What a stroke of good fortune for them!

 The Sentinel can reveal that hundreds of state-funded community workers were being paid more than what the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) calculated to be the median gross annual income in the city in 2010 (£18,699). And the paper has learned that dozens of community workers in the city earned between £10k and £20k more than this median wage over 2009/10 and 2010/11 alone. One post at the Resource Centre in Carnhill was listed by DSD as having an annual salary payband of £41k-£44k. The Londonderry Travellers Support Group is also listed as having a top job paying £34k-£37k from the public purse. Almost twenty other community workers were paid salaries whose pay bands hit the £30k mark at least at the upper limit.”

Wow – if you want to get on, get in on the Community work. It seems to be where the cash is being directed. Some of this cash goes not just to these hard working individuals but also to vita projects like the Bloody Sunday Trust Museum of Free Derry (£27k-£28k) which attracts salaries in the high £20k range. Well, it’s NOT as if we are in a recession and these are clearly all key posts. Cough.


By David Vance On July 22nd, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Wow, it seems that even Nuns are not safe from violent Irish Republicans…

An attack on cars that were used by three elderly nuns living in a unionist area of Belfast last night has been blamed on republican youths. Four hooded males, believed to be in their teens, made their way through an interface gate from the nationalist Springfield Road to Workman Avenue in the Woodvale area shortly after 6pm yesterday. Using bottles and stones they set about attacking two vehicles — smashing windscreens and side windows — before heading back onto the Springfield Road. Witnesses said the gang cheered, laughed and hurled abuse at one resident before brazenly walking off.

The cars are used by three nuns who live at the property, and are owned by their congregation. Sister Bridget McCourt (80) said she was alerted to the damage by a neighbour. “I was having a cup of tea when I got a knock at the door. I couldn’t believe it,” “We use the cars to carry out our work.” Sister Bridget — who is originally from Londonderry — said she has lived at the house since 2003. Two other nuns aged 60 and 70 also live there.

Maybe an own goal, I suspect, but the THUGGERY, the casual embrace of violence, is the point in play. When you reward the men of violence, others will APE them, as in this case.


By David Vance On July 20th, 2012 at 11:52 am

EXPLOSIONS: BELFAST: BLOODY FRIDAY. 21ST JULY 1972.The IRA set off 26 explosions in Belfast, which killed 11 people and injured

There was a rather good programme on the BBC concerning “Bloody Friday” last evening. A lot of people have been talking about it, some seem genuinely shocked by the scale of the carnage that took place all those years ago.

“In Belfast on 21 July 1972, 22 bombs exploded in the space of eighty minutes, killing nine people, including two British soldiers, and injuring 130.”

I remember it well, although the media seems rather less exercised by such unbelievable savagery ..until now. I have a friend who was there on that day and who helped shovel body bits into bin bags. Well, I mean the victims had it coming after 800 years of oppression, right? Still, better late than never, right? So, I wonder WHO was the IRA leader in Belfast who gave the go ahead for this atrocity and where might he be today? Hell, would seem ideal, but some may fear that he and his chums have managed to avoid being apprehended and who know…they may even be rewarded.

Naturally, to the peace processors out there, it would unthinkable that the scum responsible for the slaughter on that day are brought to public justice. This shows the toxic corruption of the corrupt peace.