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Thread: Irish politician charges 17000 euros to give talk on Irish Famine. Guess who?

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    Default Irish politician charges 17000 euros to give talk on Irish Famine. Guess who?

    And pops in via private helicopter, no less.
    No. Not Ahern, Lowry or O' Donaghue.
    Sinn Fein's support group that flew Adams to US for operation has $750,000 in the bank - National News - Independent.ie

    Is this not a bit crass and tasteless?
    Apart from the fact he's not a historian, should politicians of any hue be making financial gain from such a calamitous tragedy?
    It's reminiscent of the Jews and their Holocaust Industry.
    When Hume won the Nobel peace prize, he gave the winnings to charity.
    And he was supposed to be the "Castle Catholic"
    Couldn't Adams have given this fee to modern famine victims or just do it pro bono, minus expenses.
    Had it been a FG or FF politician, I've no doubt the Shinners would be screaming.
    I started a thread last year, when Ahern charged the Spanish 30k to attend a weekend peace conference in the Basque country.
    This is no different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth.ie View Post
    It's reminiscent of the Jews and their Holocaust Industry.
    And you were doing so well till you got this far!

    Give the guy a break. After all, he's just peddling the same self-regard that you show in your own chosen username.

    Or does it just irritate you that he gets paid for his propaganda while you're confined to fulminating here for free?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsui2 View Post
    And you were doing so well till you got this far!

    Give the guy a break. After all, he's just peddling the same self-regard that you show in your own chosen username.

    Or does it just irritate you that he gets paid for his propaganda while you're confined to fulminating here for free?
    It was Jews themselves who coined the phrase "holocaust industry" and it was aimed at those who made financial gain from it.

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    There's a decent point in there, somewhere...
    But it seems to be lost at 02:29
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    Sure doesn't Jerry get by on the 'average industrial wage', you can't begrudge him trousering the odd 17K here and there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth.ie View Post
    And pops in via private helicopter, no less.
    No. Not Ahern, Lowry or O' Donaghue.
    Sinn Fein's support group that flew Adams to US for operation has $750,000 in the bank - National News - Independent.ie

    Is this not a bit crass and tasteless?
    Apart from the fact he's not a historian, should politicians of any hue be making financial gain from such a calamitous tragedy?
    It's reminiscent of the Jews and their Holocaust Industry.
    When Hume won the Nobel peace prize, he gave the winnings to charity.
    And he was supposed to be the "Castle Catholic"
    Couldn't Adams have given this fee to modern famine victims or just do it pro bono, minus expenses.
    Had it been a FG or FF politician, I've no doubt the Shinners would be screaming.
    I started a thread last year, when Ahern charged the Spanish 30k to attend a weekend peace conference in the Basque country.
    This is no different.
    He is a poor man - cannot afford to sue to defend his name - and he has Private healthcare bills?

    As for him not being a historian - do you really think he writes his own material?

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    I wonder what the title of his speech was:

    How to keep your head when all about are losing theirs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth.ie View Post
    And pops in via private helicopter, no less.
    No. Not Ahern, Lowry or O' Donaghue.
    Sinn Fein's support group that flew Adams to US for operation has $750,000 in the bank - National News - Independent.ie

    Is this not a bit crass and tasteless?
    Apart from the fact he's not a historian, should politicians of any hue be making financial gain from such a calamitous tragedy?
    It's reminiscent of the Jews and their Holocaust Industry.
    When Hume won the Nobel peace prize, he gave the winnings to charity.
    And he was supposed to be the "Castle Catholic"
    Couldn't Adams have given this fee to modern famine victims or just do it pro bono, minus expenses.
    Had it been a FG or FF politician, I've no doubt the Shinners would be screaming.
    I started a thread last year, when Ahern charged the Spanish 30k to attend a weekend peace conference in the Basque country.
    This is no different.
    No Gerry Adams is not a historian. I know its all publicity and some say there is no such thing as bad publicity... To be fair when a group choose someone like him they are probably not interested in the facts.

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