International Workers Day, 1st of May.

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And then the dim socialists decided to follow the lead of their moral and intellectual superiors by re-robbing one of them for their own ends!
Spreading some sh*te there Mushroom - International Workers Day commemorates a specific event - the Catholic religious festivals come directly in line from pre-Christian (commonly known as pagan) festivals - the church did this because of the cultural and religious significance of these events in different communities - from Christmas Day right through the entire gambit of Catholic religious festivals.
 


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Is there a session in the Spailpín afterwards ?
 

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Are the self-employed welcome ?
You joking right ?....PAYE workers , especially public service ones have been brainwashed to utterly despise the self employed and SME sector ......
People being successful through personal hard work, investment and seizing opportunity is the antithesis to the union and PS mindset
 

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Yes. The self-employed Deliveroo young entrepreneurs will be cycling along to join the celebration for five minutes with their boxes on their backs---unless they decide to give themselves a real treat and use the time for a bathroom break instead
Exhibit A

There'll be a rant about creches shortly too
 

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You joking right ?....PAYE workers , especially public service ones have been brainwashed to utterly despise the self employed and SME sector ......
People being successful through personal hard work, investment and seizing opportunity is the antithesis to the union and PS mindset
Really - is that the best you can do? :roll:
 

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"progressive political parties" -

Do you have a list of these ? Perhaps best to clarify in case people from regressive parties turn up by mistake
 

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Facts require evidence - produce it.
Maybe you could set an example by posting up the FG policy paper wherein their BE privatisation agenda is set out?

Intelligent people describe this as "practicing what you preach", although you're probably completely unfamiliar with the concept.
 

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Facts require evidence - produce it.

I did ...i quoted 2 posts that demonstrated it perfectly ...

And somethings are self evident ......the number of threads with Alf Garnet levels of "ISME squawk " , IBEC squawk Creches squawk " posts by the usual suspects, all of a PS/union disposition , never mind the pig ignorance and downright lies on self employed tax affairs are all manifest evidence for anyone around here long enough
 

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The National Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Assemblies did hold that general strike on 1st May 1886. Over the next several days in Chicago that ended in the riots outside the McCormick Reaper factory, and the clash, with fatalities on both sides, at Haymarket Square — but by then it was 4th May 1886.

Before that there was St Tammany's Day. The original Tammany was the Delaware Indian from whom William Penn acquired the lands of Pennsylvania. So Tammany's Day was the boozy opening of the fishing season in Philadelphia. Come the spats over the Stamp Acts, the patriots elevated Tammany to sainthood, as a rival to celebrate instead of the four "British" saints (George, David, Andrew and ... err ... Patrick).

On 1st May 1783 Independence in Pennsylvania involved a ballad:

I think we can easily see why that was a one-hit wonder.

By 1785 Tammany gatherings were featuring the new American flag, and an imaginative portrait of Tammany. And hence Tammany Hall.

But May Day goes way, way back: ancient Rome celebrated with a ceremonial sacrifice of a sow in litter to Bona Dea (which suggests an earth-goddess in even earlier origin). We know the May Pole (presumably also a fertility festival) is at least 14th century, first in Wales and then in London. The Green Man (as in the South Porch, Gloucester Cathedral, and English churches beyond number), or Jack-in-the-Green has to be pre-Christian.

That's pretty cool to know, thanks for that.
 

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I certainly know it, just not sure I could stick listening to someone telling me that the revolution is near while I enjoy a cool Beamish or two.
Will you be convinced after six creamy Beamish?
 

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You joking right ?....PAYE workers , especially public service ones have been brainwashed to utterly despise the self employed and SME sector ......
People being successful through personal hard work, investment and seizing opportunity is the antithesis to the union and PS mindset
Nobody despises you.

Certainly not as much as you despise public workers or those who are members of a trade union ( no 'personal hard work' there, it seems) whom you attack ceaselessly and seem to resent and envy to an unhealthy extent..

You may need to change jobs--become an employee, or apply to the Civil Service. They recently had a large recruitment drive and were interviewing candidates with a wide range of skills.
 

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'On the 1st of May, millions will march all over the world. In every country (besides those where workers actually hold power!) there is a struggle. This struggle is waged by the workers, by the trade unions that represent them and by the political parties they vote for.

It is a struggle between homelessness and housing.
A struggle between being able to feed ones family or sacrifice basic needs to eat.
To pay for water or to see your state provide it.

In some countries this struggle is even more intense. Places like Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya have seen almost never ending war for the last 30 and even longer years. Yet workers will march.

In Cork we will march.
We will march against water charges.
We will march against the systemic corruption brought to us by the establishment forces - be they Fianna Fail, Fine Gael, the Labour Party, the Green Party or more.
We will march against the contracts given to young people, stripping them of all opportunities and rights in the workplace.

We will march against the war being waged against OUR bus workers.
We will march against the continued role of the Church in the affairs of society in Ireland.

But we're not just marching 'against' everything, we're marching for something as well. We are marching for a better, brighter future. A different republic as one of the foremost revolutionaries in Ireland envisioned. We are marching for hope, liberty and freedom.'
 

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Nobody despises you.

Certainly not as much as you despise public workers or those who are members of a trade union ( no 'personal hard work' there, it seems) whom you attack ceaselessly and seem to resent and envy to an unhealthy extent..

You may need to change jobs--become an employee, or apply to the Civil Service. They recently had a large recruitment drive and were interviewing candidates with a wide range of skills.
And yet the only one on this thread who made a jibe about any class of worker was you ? In an utterly predictable outburst

And yes I resent the incessant greed of the Public Services who devour money badly needed for services for those considerably worse off than themselves ..........
And I have the CSO facts to prove those who already enjoying a pay , holiday , pension and shorter working week advantage ( whilst providing sh1te services) are those demanding an immediate return to Celtic Tiger pay levels exclusively for themselves , not tax cuts that would benefit all ......which kind of proves their greedy grubby little me fein attitude

If the cap fits Gatsby girl hardly surprising when you're called out for wearing it
 

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And yet the only one on this thread who made a jibe about any class of worker was you ? In an utterly predictable outburst

And yes I resent the incessant greed of the Public Services who devour money badly needed for services for those considerably worse off than themselves ..........
And I have the CSO facts to prove those who already enjoying a pay , holiday , pension and shorter working week advantage ( whilst providing sh1te services) are those demanding an immediate return to Celtic Tiger pay levels exclusively for themselves , not tax cuts that would benefit all ......which kind of proves their greedy grubby little me fein attitude

If the cap fits Gatsby girl hardly surprising when you're called out for wearing it
I recommend you start a thread about it if you are so passionate about the subject.
 


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