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- 92 hours to order first killing spree…. oh Obama. -a quick disappointment on Obama’s first 100 hours.
- BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Israeli troops clash with Hamas – Israel moves in to Gaza and no-one seems to have the nerve to tell them to stop.
- Washington Post Mensa Invitational – the annual fun word game! Go for it!!
- Rory McIlroy’s wins in Dubai -the rise of Northern Ireland’s young golfing star continues.
- City of Derry Golf Club -stunning! -just a wee picture I took in Derry.
- New North-South Electricity Interconnector – NIE is building this and going through Tyrone and Cavan. Fancy it in your backyard?
- The Troubles: “I could write a book….” – starting a record of stories from the troubles. The more we share the quicker will be the healing.
3. The big one…..the VERY, VERY latest up-to-date list of everything!
Rory McIlroy’s wins in Dubai -the rise of Northern Ireland’s young golfing star continues.
City of Derry Golf Club -stunning! -just a wee picture I took in Derry.
92 hours to order first killing spree…. oh Obama. -a quick disappointment on Obama’s first 100 hours.
BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Obama acts on Guantanamo trials – the New President makes a move on Gitmo.
Best Literary Description of the Hell that is Air Travel! -roll up ..roll up nominate your favourite for another accolade!
No Dog Owners Prosecuted in Derry!! – a surprise for all those of us in the Maiden City who see dog fouling as a continuing problem!
BBC NEWS | Northern Ireland | Anti-social problem is ‘ongoing’ – the continuing anti-social problems across Northern Ireland are discussed .. again.
And…. it came to pass in the year 2007 – a light hearted look at the operation of our modern world?
BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Israeli troops clash with Hamas – Israel moves in to Gaza and no-one seems to have the nerve to tell them to stop.
BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Israel renews air strikes on Gaza – Israel’s continuing bullying of the little guy takes a more sinister direction.
Washington Post Mensa Invitational – the annual fun word game! Go for it!!
Seve Ballesteros just BRILLIANT!– the thoughts of all golfers go to Seve as he tries to recover from brain surgery but we also remember his brilliance!
Garden Visitors– yip… my bird feeder is back for 2008! Come and geeeeet it.. 🙂
Barack Obama is IRISH!– you guessed it but now hear the song!
XDR TB: Extreme Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis-one of the GREAT dangers we face and don’t even know about!
Rising….rising…rising…-the rise of electricity prices in the credit crunch.
Stones and Shells-sometimes you just see interesting things… this is one of them!
Ballyliffin Golf Course – a photo taken from the magnificent Glashedy Course at Ballyliffin Golf Course, Donegal.
Heron on the Foyle at Quigley’s Point -just a nice wee picture from an early July evening along the Foyle.
BT Horror Story: Central! -the campaign heats up….
BT Payment Processing Fee: Bandits! -check out the campaign!
Son finds job-share drinkers to join dad at pub – ah… someone has come up with the perfect present?
Ness Woods, Derry, Northern Ireland – check out the photos and then get off the computer and go for a walk!
Diamond Dan– the Orange Order’s new comic character…. and I’m not joking!
A Nuclear N. Ireland? – time to stand up and be counted?
Beautiful: Shroove, County Donegal, St Patrick’s Day – just a really nice place to visit!
Time to Talk: Peacelines:Bishop Street/Fountain, Derry– we have to start somewhere so why not in Bishop Street?
Call Centre Conversations-just some things that have been said…. allegedly!
Chuckle Brothers to Knuckle Boys – the days of Ian and Martin’s double act are over but will Peter be able to fill Ian’s boots?
National Trust Staff Get Day off! – some bosses just take the biscuit!
ONCE: Falling Slowly – an Irish Oscar winner! well done!
No talk: just look– a wee look at the Foyle.
Time to Talk: Gambling. – the sorry tale of a suing gambler!
Time to Talk: Mosquito Device. – is this ANY way to treat our young people?
Ilex plans: some alternatives – the plans for teh Fort George site have stirred up some better suggestions…. from students!
Smuggling, Death and Taxes -sometimes you just have to laugh at the stories but maybe there are some serious concerns here on how resources are deployed?
Loyalist mob harass Limavady Sinn Fein councillors -a sad end to a council meeting and a vivid illustration of just how hard it is to move away from the old ways.
Are youse in Belfast on 19.1.08? – a bit of blatant cultural advertising!
Unwanted Phone Calls! -don’t those nuisance calls make your blood boil?
A Word Challenge! -just what it says on the tin but it’s a hard one….
Larry’s letter to the editor. – start as you mean to go on I say!! Welcome to 2008….
THE YEAR BEFORE!
New Year Resolutions: 2008 – are these 3 resolutions worth everybody making?
Would it have changed the course of events in NI? – a wee look at what could/should/might have happened!
Christmas Swim 2007: Lisfannon – Yip… some people got VERY wet!
Happy Christmas! – festive greetings from the TalkNI team.
Greatest Christmas Song: 1 – is this the greatest Christmas Song ever?
Get OFF the mobile phone: NOW! – Talk NI continues to support the ban on using mobile phones while driving.
Christmas Presents – a reflection on Christmas presents…’nuff said!
Have the Dragons gone mad? – Catch42 asks if TV’s money grabbing dragons have lost the plot!
Christmas Traditions – whatmakes Christmas special for you?
Lost pension rescue scheme boosted -the sorry tale of pension robbery some some sign of conclusion.
Banks robbing most vulnerable customers. – yip…. the bankers have sunk even lower….
Don’t Ever Drink From Hotel Glasses – a very frightening video report found on the net. Do not read if you are squeamish!
Man bites rabid dog….. – a sorry twist to an old tail?
Unionist Committee Members lift ball and go home in huff… – the workings non-workings of the committee system at Stormont – one example.
Ireland agrees to ban the bulb by 2009 – Ireland decides to turn greener!
The Little Urban Park that Could…. 2 – wake up your Derry politicians I’m trying to help you here….
Man freed after 100 hours trapped in a lavatory – somedays its just slow, so slow at the office that I write about anything!
10001 Santas…. 13000 Turn up! – all the pictures you need from Derry Guinness Book of Records event.
Hospitals to reduce visitor hours – who’s a clever health worker then… 🙂
Dallas Descends on Downtown Derry! – the latest daft draft pland for Derry waterfront.
The arts in Northern Ireland are in danger of dying from neglect! Cyberscribe reports on the sorry state of NI Arts funding. Wake up and pay attention… you’ll miss them when they are gone!
You Will NEVER see this! – just a commentary on some things you will be unlikely to ever find.
Trump that…. a small golfing problem for Donald..
PAISLEY WAS IN IRA! – a most startling revelation from our latest contributor Catch42… but is it all it seems?
11+ ….14+ … what’s your call? – so the debate is over, let the fighting begin!
IQ TESTS FOR MPS – Catch42, Talkni’s newest volunteer contributor, takes a look at one of our political leaders.
Road Deaths – another tragic weekend in NI.
Police are looking for…. – the Great Guinness Heist!
Broadcasters to launch joint on-demand service…. eh?? – not sure why I got so grumpy here….
Connect2: Going for £3.15 Million for NI! – we support NI’s bid for funding.. do you?Read more here…
What is it? – 2 – Yip… it’s back… the great fungus debate!
It had to happen….chipping kids! – no.. not a food debate but the latest plan to track kids in school.
Time to think….. -Talkni dares to discuss the horrible truth – all the “home countries” are out of Europe…..
Classroom Assistants Strike: the parents’ view.– as teh NIPSA strike rages on… what about the kids?
Japan takes the Hump -Talkni supports humpback whales…do you? Add your voice here!
BBC Northern Ireland -Cyberscribe gets his teeth into the new BBC website!
Clinton and Obama trade barbs | Video | Reuters.com -aye.. the next president?
Doh… makes you wonder why? – a wee re-cycling debate.
Did you hear the one about? – Ian & George & Martin
Thick As Champ…..pt 2 -in case you didn’t know what champ is!
Omagh FireTragedy – a family of five wiped out in a house blaze.
Yip…. thick as champ! – a sorry American motoring tale.
Policeman shot in Dungannon – another attempted murder.
Back in 1994. – John Fee has passed away.
Just a little closer…. the UFF stand down. – the announcement by the terrorist organisation.
11+ : 2007/8 – Northern Ireland’s annual educational mayhem.
Attempted Murder of Catholic Policeman in Derry – the attack on a policeman leaving his child to school.
Money, Money, Money. – cuts in funding for the Arts and Youth Services.
Baghdad’s Bombing History – a look at the number of terrorist bombs in Baghdad sine 2003. Frightening…
We’re not Brazil, we’re… – some stuff about the NI football team.
Iraq: Blogging the war and the occupation -some links to ordinary people’s Iraq blogs.
Food waste- who’s fault is it? -YOU will not believe what we waste!!
Open Season? – remember those kids who vandalised a church? Oh… this is the first item written by Cyberscribe for Talkni!
Smoking daughter ‘hit with brush’ – the law catches up with angry father.
Iraq 1: Costs – you will not believe the running total for this war!
Seagate Closure -Seagate’s despicable and disgraceful closure of it’s Limavady plant.
Halloween…. nuts anyone? -the annual mayhem that is NI!
Ok..ok… what is it that annoys you? -aye… me as well.
At Derry’s Continental Market – the place you cannot miss.
Beaten up and can’t see a doctor? – Where are we going wrong? – a very worrying story of life and our times in Derry.
Coming soon: 1 glass of wine or a small beer and you’re banned. – the new direction for the drink driving law?
Christianity versus the new civil partnership laws – ah.. nothing like a little judicial conflict!
Derry to Coleraine Railway Link Unsafe? -a VERY worrying story.
A380 Delivered! – a look at the world’s latest super plane.
Cruel comment… so so cruel… – obesity again and a litle web stumble!
Where have all the trolleys gone? -ah…. the REAL question.
What is it!!???? – just something from my garden but what?
Classroom Assistants Strike – a discussion of the strike and a chance to add your voice in support.
Post Strike: Northern Ireland – a discussion on this important issue.
Boats – just a picture I took walking around Derry.
Wiped Out – Skint? – a look at student money problems.
Wasps – wipe out! – how to get rid of unwanted visitors.
Autumn with a Soft Vengence -Yip.. it’s here!
How far? – VERY….. 🙂 -Congratulations Rory McIlroy
The Foyle….. – it’s an Autumn evening and…
Wasps.. ahhhhhhh! -a pet hate of mine but they are my visitors..
We haven’t tried this in NI….but.. – a novel idea for NI??
Jobs I wouldn’t do for a FORTUNE! No 2. – yip.. back to that series…
Isn’t the sea…. -just a picture really.
The Little Urban Park that Could…. -a wee look at a local park in Derry and a call for help.
Two Cows – an analysis of the world organisational structures and their impact on us! (big subject… don’t go here unless you feel teh need fer pain!)
Earth to Earth….dust to dust. – a wee visit to Dromore, Co. Tyrone.
Foyle Bridge – a stunning structure! – it is , it is, it is!
Mourinho GONE! -oh the pain for Chelsea fans…
4 Candles… is this the funniest sketch ever? -go then… suggest a funnier sketch!
Irish Rugby…. come on lads! -oh dear. After the Georia match teh nerves are all shot to pieces.
Orange Charges – a look at roaming charges. Ahhhhhh!
I know a wee spot……. -what can I say – pure tourist board stuff. Roll up ..roll up and see the nice place right here in Norn Iron!
Gulp…. I wouldn’t do that job for a fortune! – a wee look at ONE dangerous job.
Where? No 3. – the usual fun challenge!
You can’t keep a “good” bank down…. -these guys make my blood boil at times. How about yours?
That’s cat……. – it was a slow day around here… 🙂
A Real Dilemma? – a look at the asylum issue.
Treating Cancer – a look at what is NOT happening but should be.
Anthem… what’s in an anthem sure? – a look at the great Anthem(sigh) debate!
Arson Attack on Bangor’s Bingo Pensioners :- Awful… just awful….
Footie… it’s back. -Aye…. right let’s get to it!
Big Brother (UK Channel 4) – the alternative. – you gotta be joking!
NHS Patient Phone Costs Cut. – you’re not going to believe this! One up for people power I say.
Hope for me yet!? – a really nice education story. Cool!
Anti-social and dangerous or just life in NI? – ah, sure don’t you just love our home grown loonies?
Pet hates…1! -just a start – feel free to join in!
Glasgow Airport Attack – some thoughts on the Glasgow Airport attack.
Eating Out: The Horseshoe Bar, Enniskillen – a wee trip to Fermanagh.
Come on… we don’t need this. -A discussion of the racist attacks in Belfast.
Oooops.. sorry luv! -The strange story of one hospital visit in USA!
Smoking ban: quick survey – just what it says on the tin!
Hold these for a min .. will ye ..son? – you just won’t believe this medical story!
Extra Qualification in Inclusive education -good news for teachers seeking an extra qualification.
Where? No 2. – do you know where this is?
Day of Reflection – a Northern Ireland peace building activity
Olympic Hope? – who are the Northern Ireland Olympic prospects?
I woz here… just say hello, hola, howde…etc. – an invitation to say hello 🙂
Outrage in China. – a look at the slavery scandal in China.
Doh!…. I thought you had the keys! -what NOT to do when you arrest someone.
£1000 fine for mobile phone use! – the latest on driving with your mobile.
Thank You… a step forward.– how one NI community is dealing with the flags issue.
Travel: We gotta get outa here…. -some advice on getting started on using the internet for travel arrangements.
Childhoood Obesity. – a look at where we are heading…
Norn Iron Sayings! – a wee look at what we say lick… hi …. 🙂
Flooded…. Northern Ireland? – the flash floods in Northern Ireland on June 12th
Where? No 1 – a sorta prizeless (as opposed to priceless) competition.
Aer Lingus Belfast bound? -some thoughts on travel and a couple of alternatives.
Bank Robbery? Bank charges – spot the robber?
Religion… dead or what? – some thoughts on a Sunday morning
Underage Drinking – You’ve seen it… what should we do about it?
New North-South Electricity Interconnector – NIE is building this and going through Tyrone and Cavan. Fancy it in your backyard?
11+ : Here we go again! – You got it… more controversy with the 11+
Sinn Fein & the Policing Board – the first full meeting of the board with Sinn Fein members attending…oh ah…..
The Troubles: “I could write a book….” – starting a record of stories from the troubles. The more we share the quicker will be the healing.
Stories – you can’t take them with you! – recording our oral history before it is lost!
Eating Out: The Exchange, Derry. – an attempt to find the best eating out places in NI.
The visitor to our shores. – The BIG question: what do visitors make of us?
The Cost of Politics – a look at the Assembly costs.
One law for the rich? – a discussion on a recent court case.
Smoking Ban – where’s the craic? – A small starter debate to help folk get their feet!