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Belfast Chat / Re: Should cannabis be legal in Northern Ireland?
« Last post by Nowhere man on Today at 08:16:14 AM »
Thanks. I know the Dunlewey Centre...👍
I take your point re: medical and street stuff. 👍The difference. I was maybe not on topic...yet because of my my occupation, it frightens me, the damage the street stuff is doing to ALL our young.
Maybe I had a knee jerk reaction in my posts.
I actually think because of this stuff on the streets, its causing more damage than the troubles ever did. IMHO...
I think alot of this stuff is to do with peer pressure...wanting not be an outsider when in groups. I think the street Skunk is very addictive after a few times smoking it.
It becomes a lifestyle...
Its true that some families run with an addictive or psychotic gene that is predisposed to psychosis...Thats not to say, that others arn't apt to psychosis, just because they dont have that gene.
I know people wgo drink alot of alcohol or take drugs, who say it alleviates pain and depression...Really.  ???
Thats not to make light of social/personal circumstances. Lifes hard at the best of times. None of us know whats round the corner.

No worries, Tours. It sounds like your heart is in the right place and you have genuine compassion for whatís going on with the youth of today.

Agree, the stuff out there has all manor of unknowns added to it and god knows what affect this actually has on the user when smoked heavily. The dealers donít care as long as they have the users coming back on a regular basis. There will always be users and dealers being flexible with tabs to keep them coming back.

Peer pressure, escapism, lack of role models are just a few. As with anything of this nature it is complex and subjective. All we can try and do is be the best support we can for those individuals and families who are struggling with these issues. Equally be knowledgable enough to provide information of organisations in the community that can help. It's not easy, and I have spoken to parents who have said similar as yourself, there is drug epidemic ravaging communities and they feel itís worse than the troubles...makes you wonder... :(
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Old Belfast Photos / Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
« Last post by Kraffy on Today at 04:00:33 AM »


A view of the sun deck and 1st Class Bar, on-board the M.V. `Scottish Coast`, built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast, in 1957, for the Coast Lines Group.   :)
  My first ship, 1957. Joined her as deck boy.
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Old Belfast Photos / Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
« Last post by Kraffy on Today at 03:57:38 AM »
   :)
  Looks like the side of St. Georges Hall, Liverpool.
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: Mountcoylier
« Last post by derdrei on Today at 01:59:38 AM »
playing marbles?were you a bit of a tomboy? also did your kneeling down on the hard floor stop you playing marbles

during lunchbreak  cheers big finn
i was for sure use to play marbles with the boys and some of the girls, loved the colours of them and also the came .
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Belfast Chat / Re: Castlestreet Belfast
« Last post by doare. on Yesterday at 11:06:06 PM »
used to be my oul boozing hangout...lived in townsend st for many years...
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Short Strand Family.
« Last post by broadwaykid on Yesterday at 10:29:45 PM »
Thank you so much for the information. It is amazing and now I have something to work from.
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Sport & Activities in Belfast / Re: Baldo Meli & W J Chambers
« Last post by Ljswain on Yesterday at 10:14:41 PM »
Hi, Baldo was my mum's Uncle. She has a couple of photos of him and his bike. Not sure she would know where he got it though.
Regards
Linda
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Exiles / Re: CANADA TO-DAY.
« Last post by Bigali on Yesterday at 10:04:03 PM »
Hi folks ,

I hope anyone who uses this thread who lives in Toronto is safe and well after the terrible events.

Alastair.
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Belfast History and Memories / Nutt's Corner
« Last post by haonghusa on Yesterday at 07:52:33 PM »
Does anyone out there know the derivation of the placename Nutt's Corner?
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Belfast Chat / Re: Castlestreet Belfast
« Last post by Astor on Yesterday at 07:46:30 PM »
The combatants weren't 11, that's why the article has the words "teenage girls" in it's title. The combatants were 14, it was some of the spectators who were 11.

Thank you for pointing out my error JJ, I was probably half asleep when I read the article.
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