List of nutty claims by Ireland's pro-life supporters

CookieMonster

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We've had a number of wild conspiracy theories proposed by this lot over the course of this campaign.
Off the top of my head I can recall the following:

  • The Citizens Assembly was a fix
  • The media are agin' them
  • Silenced on twitter
  • Facebook ban on all referendum adverts was a targeted attack on the No side
  • The referendum Commission are compromised

Can you think of any more wildly paranoid claims they've made?
 


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Google were not, in fact, exercising diligence and caution on electoral advertising, thereby limiting the likelihood of them being accused of interfering in elections. This is following accusations of manipulation of private data worldwide.

Per their statement

Announcing the move, a spokesman for Google said: “Following our update around election integrity efforts globally, we have decided to pause all ads related to the Irish referendum on the Eighth Amendment”.
On May 4th, Google announced it would roll out a verification process for election ads in the United States. The decision about the referendum campaign is linked to that process.
..and in fact favour Repeal, are part of a liberal alliance of some kind and are full on enemies of the No campaign.
 
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Any claim by ger12 can be filed under nutty or lies, you may want to expand on that OP.
 

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I have Cookie Monster on ignore. And the thread title is yet another vindication of that decision.

The No campaign are in meltdown, as they are about to lose.

The Yes campaign are now going into a meltdown, just for good measure.

This country will be a socialist republican hellhole in 20 years time, regardless. That is the long term trend. We have idiots in charge.

And an even worse collection of Provisional Cult idiots waiting on the sidelines.
 

mr_anderson

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We've had a number of wild conspiracy theories proposed by this lot over the course of this campaign.
Off the top of my head I can recall the following:

  • The Citizens Assembly was a fix
  • The media are agin' them
  • Silenced on twitter
  • Facebook ban on all referendum adverts was a targeted attack on the No side
  • The referendum Commission are compromised

Can you think of any more wildly paranoid claims they've made?
I'm a YES voter myself, but kindly provide links to your claims.
 

Emily Davison

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We've had a number of wild conspiracy theories proposed by this lot over the course of this campaign.
Off the top of my head I can recall the following:

  • The Citizens Assembly was a fix
  • The media are agin' them
  • Silenced on twitter
  • Facebook ban on all referendum adverts was a targeted attack on the No side
  • The referendum Commission are compromised

Can you think of any more wildly paranoid claims they've made?
All Ger12's many thread starts on this issue.
 

jmcc

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[*]The Citizens Assembly was a fix
Didn't RedC have to apologise after it was discovered that it added substitutes from the friends and families of one of its people?

Feel free to have another hissy fit about the dastardly No side but at least do some research first.
 

Emily Davison

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We've had a number of wild conspiracy theories proposed by this lot over the course of this campaign.
Off the top of my head I can recall the following:

  • The Citizens Assembly was a fix
  • The media are agin' them
  • Silenced on twitter
  • Facebook ban on all referendum adverts was a targeted attack on the No side
  • The referendum Commission are compromised

Can you think of any more wildly paranoid claims they've made?
I think the worst is claiming that the 8th is there to save Savita:




- Then there was the whole Nurse Noel lies. John McGuirk outdid himself there.
 

Boy M5

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We've had a number of wild conspiracy theories proposed by this lot over the course of this campaign.
Off the top of my head I can recall the following:

  • The Citizens Assembly was a fix
  • The media are agin' them
  • Silenced on twitter
  • Facebook ban on all referendum adverts was a targeted attack on the No side
  • The referendum Commission are compromised

Can you think of any more wildly paranoid claims they've made?
The FB and Google business is something I don't understand.
It applies to both sides.
There's an allegation IT and RTÉ are biased for yes.
However, there's a Commission.
 

Hitchcock

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Didn't RedC have to apologise after it was discovered that it added substitutes from the friends and families of one of its people?

Feel free to have another hissy fit about the dastardly No side but at least do some research first.
Yeah that means the whole assembly was a fix! :roll:
 

CookieMonster

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Didn't RedC have to apologise after it was discovered that it added substitutes from the friends and families of one of its people?

Feel free to have another hissy fit about the dastardly No side but at least do some research first.
lol

Which affected meetings on the 13th and 14th of January and nothing to do with their meetings on abortion.
 

jmcc

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I'm a YES voter myself, but kindly provide links to your claims.
CookieMonster doesn't do research. CookieMonster is a low rent Sidey without the with and flair for foul verbosity. :)
 

CookieMonster

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The FB and Google business is something I don't understand.
It applies to both sides.
There's an allegation IT and RTÉ are biased for yes.
However, there's a Commission.
I intended that to be covered under the media point.
 

CookieMonster

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CookieMonster doesn't do research. CookieMonster is a low rent Sidey without the with and flair for foul verbosity. :)
Clearly you didn't do your own research.

The Citizens assembly disussed the 8th amendment on the following dates:

  • 26-27 November 2016
  • 7-8 January 2017
  • 4-5 February 2017
  • 4-5 March 2017
  • 22-23 April 2017

The issue of the rogue citizens affected only meeting on the 13th and 14th of January 2018, which discussed Fixed Term Parliaments and The Manner in which referenda are held, so back in your box smartass.
 

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Unless you are very convinced for Yes then you Must vote No .

Our Politicians are not trustworthy so to give them this Power is a mistake .

Untrustworthy politicians cannot be trusted with this much power .
 

CatullusV

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I intended that to be covered under the media point.
It's almost worth having a discussion on media balance - one which is untied from this or the next referendum.

Let's suggest that a proposal has 90% support, with 5% against it and the rest as "won't be voting" or "don't know".

Should the 5% have 50% airtime?

Or the other measure: each party gets the same airtime. In the scenario I suggest, all parties support the proposal. Would giving them airtime not have the appearance of bias?
 

CatullusV

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Unless you are very convinced for Yes then you Must vote No .

Our Politicians are not trustworthy so to give them this Power is a mistake .

Untrustworthy politicians cannot be trusted with this much power .
I'd be totally "Yes", but in general unless I understand completely the ramifications of a Constitutional Amendment my default w be to retain the status quo.

Bear in mind, though, that when a legislative basis is put in place, there is far greater scope for the people to vote in TDs to undo it than to force a referendum on the issue.
 


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