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Gerard McGarry
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Attended Cross & Passion College, Ballycastle
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I despise the phrase "took to Twitter". Read it in an article this morning about Mariah Carey. For one thing, it should be 'she tweeted' or 'she posted'. For another, 'she' was clearly a member of Carey's social media team, not Mariah herself.

In the context of a non-celebrity, "Gerard took to Twitter" sounds ridiculous. Why should it be any different for a celeb? #MorningRant
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Oh HELL YEAH! We always get a new model Terminator. Watch for the twist at the end and tell me what you think. #TerminatorGenisys   #Terminator  
 
The second trailer for Terminator Genisys. This changes EVERYTHING...
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+Gerard McGarry​ Will watch it anyway xD Arnie is in it so Get to the choppa common aughh aughh xD
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Best response to the "Atheism is a religion" argument I've seen so far.
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Atheism is a religion in the same way that not going skiing is a sport!
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The puns X'D

~Luna Herondale
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Never saw that one coming.
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When people talk about traditional values and 'simpler times', this is the image you should show them. As society progresses, we need to become more accepting of people who are different.

I sincerely hope this latest fundamentalist victory in Indiana is part of the death rattle of a less fearful time, where people are taught to mistrust and loathe anyone who is different to them.

When you think about the future of society, does it really look like a place where diversity is feared and we all have to pretend to be Christian to gain acceptance?
 
The safety of refusing to serve the minority

The Bible-based laundry list in the article of reasons not to serve someone at your place of business is amusing, but it serves another point: such discrimination seems highly unlikely to happen because, well, you couldn't stay in business, right? Exclude divorcees, people with tattoos, anyone who illegitimate (or has illegitimacy in their family tree going back generations)?  Potential customers would laugh in your face (or spit in it) for asking, and your doors would shortly close.

No, the only time such discrimination works is when a majority chooses to take a "principled" stand against a minority -- where it won't hurt too much, won't alienate too many others, won't overly damage the bottom line, where there are plenty of Our Kind around to fill in the gaps and maybe even reward us for our moral behavior with additional custom.

That's a big part of what's pernicious about the "religious freedom" law in Indiana, and, to similar laws when proposed: they provide a vehicle for not just (to be charitable) for person religious expression, but for the majority to safely discriminate against a minority who can't strike back, e.g., gays.

It's not a sign of moral courage, but of bullying.
Not really. But If I were, this is the sign I would put in my door. "Dear Valued Patrons. Due to my sincerely held religious beliefs, and in light of the RFRA, recently signed by our Dear Leader ...
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I'd like to be optimistic and think that it's a clear sign they are losing the battle that they feel compelled to pass a law like this as a desperate last resort. Fifty years ago, it wouldn't have even been a question.
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I think about the deicide charge against the Jews often. That the 'plan' all along was that Christ would arrive on Earth and die 'for our sins' required the Jewish establishment in cahoots with Judas Iscariot to put his crucifixion and death in motion.

These people - unbeknown to them - were preselected to screw over the Son Of God, have him killed and set up the conditions for the Christian church to form. Without them, the church wouldn't exist, because the 'sacrifice' wouldn't have happened. And to think of how many Jews were persecuted over this...
The pope by Ralph Steadman We're told that the religious have sincerely held religious beliefs, unalterable convictions and an indivisible conscience.  History proves the contrary. History shows that religious doctrine and ...
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I had to do a double-take for a moment there. So graceful, Peter.
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If it is not a computer edition, she is beautiful 
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We in Ireland have invented a new form of bigotry. Because we can. ;)
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Very sad.
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One of London's oldest pubs (apparently Shakespeare's actors used to get changed in the top rooms) and one of its newest landmarks, The Shard. Love the juxtaposition of old and new in this city :)
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+Charlene Cameron I'd hoped for a pint there, but grumpy teenager made that difficult. Maybe tomorrow...
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The 2005 TARDIS being built. Possibly my favourite of the New Who consoles, I loved the organic look of the place. I could totally imagine traveling time and space from there. #DoctorWho #Tardis
 
Designing and building the TARDIS for when the show came back on our screens in 2005.

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Exterminate! Exterminate! 
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Thanks?? Likewise?! XD
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  • Unreality TV
    Partner, 2008 - present
  • Cleaver Fulton Rankin
    IT Manager, 1999 - 2007
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    Belfast IT Manager, 2007 - 2008
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Co-founder of Unreality TV, web design and blogging enthusiast. Newly obsessive running addict!
Introduction
Elevator pitch? OK. I've worked with technology extensively over the last fifteen years, both as an IT Manager for some prestigious Northern Irish companies, and running the technology side of the entertainment blog Unreality TV.

Elsewhere, I'm a husband and father, a (very) amateur photographer. I inhale pop culture, from books to movies to music of all types. I frequently regret not doing more to play guitar or draw/paint more.

Circles I'm interested in: Running, Athletics, Web development, WordPress, Drupal, Blogging and Social Media
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Co-founder of the enormously popular Unreality TV. Have rubbed shoulders with z-list celebrities and interviewed some cool people for the site.
Education
  • Cross & Passion College, Ballycastle
    1988 - 1995
  • Queen's University Of Belfast,
    Information Management with European Community Studies, 1995 - 1999
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