RUC CLUB CHAIRMAN UNDER FIRE IN NAME ROW !

"Disband the RUC" (Sinn Fein, 1995),...

THE Assistant Chief Constable who heads up the RUC Athletic Association is facing calls to step down from his job as chairman of the organisation.It comes after his controversial proposal to change the name of the association was dropped yesterday at an extraordinary general meeting of the RUC AA headquarters at the Newforge Country Club.

Ogra Shinn Fein sticker regarding the RUC

ACC Will Kerr – the current chairman of the sports club – has come under fire during the last two weeks after he wrote a letter to members proposing the organisation change it’s name to the Police Athletic Associstion Northern Ireland. Since then he has been accused of trying to ” airbrush ” the RUC out of Policing and Northern Ireland history. He provoked a furious backlash from former RUC officers. The criticism of the proposal went to the highest levels, with First Minister Peter Robinson speaking out earlier this week to reject ACC Kerr’s claims that future government funding was dependent on the dropping of the RUC title.

World’s first flying file-sharing drones in action

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File-Sharing drone in Action (credit: Claus Langer)

The Pirate Bay’s announcement of file servers on hovering drones may have sounded like a joke, but in fact, these pirate drones already exist.

Project “Electronic Counter Measures” has built a swarm of five fully operational drones that prove that an “aerial Napster” or an “airborne Pirate Bay” is not as futuristic as it sounds.

Liam Young, co-founder of Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today, said his group has already built a swarm of file-sharing drones.

“Part nomadic infrastructure and part robotic swarm, we have rebuilt and programmed the drones to broadcast their own local Wi-Fi network as a form of aerial Napster. They swarm into formation, broadcasting their pirate network, and then disperse, escaping detection, only to reform elsewhere,” says the group, describing their creation.

“The public can upload and share files, photos, and data with one another as the drones float above the significant public spaces of the city. The swarm becomes a pirate broadcast network, a mobile infrastructure that passers-by can interact with,” the creators explain.

One major difference compared to more traditional file-sharing hubs is that it requires a hefty investment. Each of the drones costs 1500 euros to build. Not a big surprise, considering the hardware that’s needed to keep these pirate hubs in the air.

“When the audience interacts with the drones they glow with vibrant colors, they break formation, they are called over and their flight pattern becomes more dramatic and expressive,” the group explains.

The drones can also have other use cases than being a “pirate hub.” For example, they can serve as peer-to-peer communications support for protesters and activists in regions where Internet access is censored.

See also: The Pirate Bay fights Hollywood with hovering server drones

Electronic Counter Measures by Liam Young of Tomorrows Thoughts Today
http://www.tomorrowsthoughtstoday.com/

Topics: Computers/Infotech/UI | Social Networking/Web/Education | Social/Ethical/Legal.

WITH MANY THANKS TO : Kurzweil Collection.

1916 Easter Rising Commemoration, Enniskillen.

1916 Easter Rising Commemoration, Enniskillen.

 
Monday, 9 April 2012
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    Hunger-Strike Memorial, Cornagrade, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh.
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    Eiri Amach Na Casca – 1916 RisingCommemoration.A commemoration to honour all the brave Irishmen and women who fought for Irish freedom during the 1916 Rising will be held at 6 pm at the Hunger-strike memorial in Cornagrade, Enniskillen. All are welcome to attend.Fun…ction afterwards at Donn Carragh Hotel, Lisnakea, Fermanagh.Iirish night in Donn Carragh hotel to mark the anniversery of 1916, all welcome tickets can be bought at £5 each, starts at 9pm sharp, music by Damian Quinn (Justice).

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[Dublin] Palestinian Land Day Vigil

[Dublin] Palestinian Land Day Vigil

 
Friday, 30 March 2012

Celtic V Rangers after Party @ Hagies

Celtic V Rangers after Party @ Hagies

 

Sunday

  •   ★▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ •★•Celtic V rangers PARTY•★• ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄★Another Party on the go at Hagies this Sunday!!!•The finest irish/celtic music will be on before the game from 12.30am
    •We will be screening the game live, 1pm kick off
    •Live band, The Rising will be rocking Hagies after the game until 6.30pm
    •Bar Opens 12.30, Free enty (First come first serve)If you are fortunate enough to look under 25 please bring id or you will be refused entry.

I LEFT MY HEART IN PALESTINE

Standing at the checkpoint
You were coming home from work
Our eyes met we laughed about how the soldiers talked
… A smile of quiet dignity in that cage of shame
Determination in your eyes I might never see again

I left my heart in Palestine

We were people of no consequence quietly crying on the bus
Staring into the distance as we drove back through the dust
A spirit gently bending in this hope we trust
Nothing on our skin makes them better then us

I left my heart in Palestine

Dark hair falling gently in the soft light of the dust
As the setting sun reflected off the dome of the rock
Crackling like a gunshot a distant call to pray
Someone praising god and saying we’re still here

I left my heart in Palestine

Smiling at the words etched upon the wall
Standing in its shadow dreaming of its fall
Our hopes met like thunder in our arms entwined
Cradling the stories of those we leave behind

I left my heart in Palestine
I left my heart in Palestine

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I LEFT MY HEART IN PALESTINE
 
I LEFT MY HEART IN PALESTINE Standing at the checkpoint You were coming home from work Our eyes met we laughed about how the soldiers talked A smile of quiet dignity in that cage of shame Determination in your eyes I might never see again I left my heart in Palestine We were people of no consequence quietly crying o…n the bus Staring into the distance as we drove back through the dust A spirit gently bending in this hope we trust Nothing on our skin makes them better then us I left my heart in Palestine Dark hair falling gently in the soft light of the dust As the setting sun reflected off the dome of the rock Crackling like a gunshot a distant call to pray Someone praising god and saying we’re still here I left my heart in Palestine Smiling at the words etched upon the wall Standing in its shadow dreaming of its fall Our hopes met like thunder in our arms entwined Cradling the stories of those we leave behind I left my heart in Palestine I left my heart in PalestineSee more
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Soldiers celebrated IRA death with cake

Security forces kept memorabilia of shot suspects

Northern Ireland: special report

Undercover soldiers in Northern Ireland would celebrate the shooting dead of a terrorist suspect with a cake adorned with the victim’s name in icing, it emerged yesterday.

The BBC released a photograph of one of the cakes, in the shape of a cross, baked to mark the SAS killing of the IRA man William Price, 28, in Ardboe, Co Tyrone, 16 years ago. It was marked RIP, with his name and where he died.

The reporter Peter Taylor discovered it when interviewing members of the security forces for Brits, the BBC2 series on the role of intelligence during the troubles. They often kept memorabilia, including snaps of shot suspects, and the cake photo was no big deal to them, he said.

In tonight’s episode, a member of 14 Intelligence Company, an undercover army unit, denied there was any shoot to kill policy. Soldiers adhered to the yellow card stipulating when they could legitimately open fire, she said. But they would mark the killing of suspected IRA volunteers.

The woman, identified as Anna, said: “We celebrated, if you like, as the IRA would if they had shot somebody. They made no secret of the fact that they celebrate the death of a soldier or a policeman, and they can be highly public about their celebrations. We celebrated in the same way. We went to the bar. We drank quite a lot. The cooks made us a cake.”

She added: “After a shooting occurred, if a terrorist was killed there was a cake made with their name on it, part of the celebration. Some of the cakes were in the form of a cross with RIP on it.”

Asked by Taylor whether she thought that macabre, she replied: “Possibly, but the saying is: Live by the sword and die by the sword.”

Price was shot four times in July 1984 as the IRA planned an incendiary attack on a factory to coincide with the death of the hunger striker Martin Hurson. The SAS was laying in wait.

Two soldiers told the inquest they had opened fire fearing Price was about to shoot. He was hit in the legs and then in the head as he was in a sitting position.

An IRA statement at the time said Price was scouting a way to the factory with another IRA man, adding: “When they got within 20 yards or so of the bushes, three to four figures rose in front of them, and suddenly the whole place lit up with gunfire. William Price fell moaning. The other volunteer crawled back through the long grass to make his escape.

“From the time William Price was shot and wounded to the time the other volunteer got out of the firing line, the shooting never stopped. Some time after that shooting the other volunteers heard the SAS whooping hysterically like Indians in a wild west film. A good three minutes after the firing, there seemed to be one shot and then a burst of shots.”

A private in the parachute regiment said on the programme that he had arrived on the scene after a shootout in Belfast between undercover soldiers and the IRA. It was hard to know who the enemy was. He began dressing the wound of an injured with his own shoulder dressing, reassuring him. The victim was going blue when the private learned he was an IRA man.

The private added: “Without thinking, I took the shoulder dressing off, threw it on the floor, picked up a handful of grass and sod of earth and shoved that where the shoulder dressing had been in his femur, obviously creating a load of pain and alarm.” Asked if he had said anything, he replied: “‘It looks like you’re on the way out, mate,’ and that was it. Thought no more of it.”

David Trimble‘s plan to return to power sharing with Sinn Fein is to be challenged with alternative proposals by opponents in his Ulster Unionist party. They would be put to the party’s council before Saturday’s crucial vote, said Jeffrey Donaldson, MP for Lagan Valley, and would deal “with the issue of arms and the issue of government.

WITH MANY THANKS TO : John Mullin, Ireland correspondent,guardian.co.uk