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Well folks, 2013 is drawing to a close and so may I take a moment to thank you all for your continued support for ATW. We keep on rolling down the years and that is really because of your presence. ATW is a dissenting view of the world and will continue as such in the New Year and so as this year dies and the new one is born…a very Happy New Year to you and your loved ones from me. I’ll see you next year!

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And a song to see you and I out of 2013 and then back in to 2014

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32 thoughts on “HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  1. Thank you DV. Your work and efforts and forbearance are much appreciated.

    A Happy New Year to you and yours.

  2. A good moment to take stock, wish a Happy New Year and express my appreciation for the continued running of the site for another year.

  3. I’ll echo those sentiments too, and thanks Dave for allowing us all to contribute to your ‘dissenting’ website, even though I’ve never sent you any moolah….(but I did buy a ATW mug years ago and still use it to hold my cigars and spare tobacco).

  4. Best wishes for the New Year to DV and family. The freedom to dissent on this site is greatly appreciated.

  5. David,
    thank you for the site, and for the news items to throw to us “sharks!” It truly is a work of patience and dedication.
    I don’t think you’ve anny chance of being made a saint, but you might one day get invited to have tea with his holiness!
    May all go well for you in the coming year, and may your other interests blossom.

    Oh and Allan,
    I wish you all the very best for 2014.
    ?
    There IS going to be a 2014 isn’t there, I mean
    you haven’t heard anything to the contrary?! 😉
    Kind regards Allan.

  6. Agit – If I hear of anything contrary to what you’ve been told to believe, I shall make sure that you read of it here – with all supporting references.

  7. Best of everything to everyone on ATW. Thanks for the entertainment, David…and yes, there’s more to ATW than mere entertainment.

  8. Happy New Year to all at ATW and best wishes for 2014:
    May the sun be always in your face, the wind always at your back and your enemies always at your feet.

  9. Hey LU!
    Happy New Year to you.
    I hope your father is well and the rest of your family?
    We’re
    (Well I anyway)
    are looking to be constructive in 2014.
    And polite..
    And considerate…

    (Hint 😉 )

  10. Agi,

    thanks for remembering, Dad is fine and I will oppose terrorism and those who support it, without equivocation and whether I am polite or considerate pales into insignificance compared to the cowardly and barbaric deeds they carried out.

    I wish you and yours all the best.

  11. and I will oppose terrorism and those who support it, without equivocation and whether I am polite or considerate pales into insignificance compared to the cowardly and barbaric deeds they carried out.

    And I thought I was being subtel..
    Now I have already asked the question here re Northern Ireland and true justice and my belief that personal forgiveness as an act of the will is the only way forward.

    Of course that got blown put of the water
    (no Mountbatten references please)
    But my basic observation is that true to justice to ALL wronged individuals and groups is simply organisationally and financially impossible.
    So I have asked here on ATW
    “What then, from those who often bring up and regurgitate these issues, is the way forward?”

    And so far, the answer is that no one has an answer. The injustices* remain in the suitcases all ready for the next generation to unpack.

    * and I am not belittling or trivialising them. I can imagine a bit that the memories and pain must be terrible to bear.
    But who on ATW has an answer?

  12. Agi, you mean subtle.

    Personal forgiveness is a lovely phrase, but wasted in the NI context. Here on ATW, we have ira supporters and families who want to justify the barbaric and murderous deeds carried out, but with no attempt whatsoever of saying sorry.

    I have an answer.

    It is uncomfortable, but morally upright.

    They(government) should have the balls to punish and deter terrorists and put them where they belong, in jail and let us move on towards a normal and integrated NI without the scum that hover around us like a lingering smell.

    The impediment is that catholics vote for the same people who killed more catholics than the ruc and army combined.

    What hope do we have?

  13. LU

    The impediment is that catholics vote for the same people who killed more catholics than the ruc and army combined

    The issue is that people do. However I of course get the point that SF/IRA killed more RC’s than any other group did.

  14. Imagine the depravity you would have to stop to for voting for mass murderers?

    I suppose I should make a face, but I only have one, unlike provo supporters on here…

  15. Agi, you mean subtle.

    No, I just wanted to provoke a reaction.

    But seriously,
    I do agree that ALL terrorists who took lives should have been put in prison, but it wasn’t and isn’t going to happen, and as much as anybody else I hate it when the bullies win.

    I am not going to push my (Protestant) Christian solutions any more, although I know from personal experiences of forgiving and asking forgiveness, that forgiveness is an act of the will.
    I also know other Christian people who were emotionally imprisoned by bitterness for terrible things done to them, and they said it was not until they chose to forgive that the healing process could begin.
    Anyway, I am not asking for comments on it any more.

  16. Yet again Superman as a magnanimous gesture I’ll let you have the last word.

    Keep up the good fight. Up up and away.

  17. Agi, as a non believer, I heartily accept your feelings and they are in tune with mine, as they are morally acceptable and honourable, as opposed to some on here who vote for the murderers we are speaking of.

  18. I find unconditional forgiveness immoral and repugnant.

    I can understand why your experiences would lead you say that, and of course it is your choice.
    What I would (finally) add is that we Protestant and Catholic Christians believe that God forgave us unconditionally through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

    LU
    As always I wish you well and I wish you and your father happiness and especially peace.

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