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Boston cancels St Patrick's Day parade over virus concerns; New York's to go on

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Is the ST. P parade politically correct in this modern era?

Although I have 38% of my blood according to ancestry documents, I feel no need to have a parede....just and exuse to drink and act out is not comforting.

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Hey, De Blasio has it all under control!

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Hey, De Blasio has it all under control!

Did he claim that?

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Tokyo's St. Pat's parade is canceled.

https://www.inj.or.jp/archives/4137?lang=en

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Is the ST. P parade politically correct in this modern era?

It might have something to do with the Boston Tea Party

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Mayors and Governors leading from the front....

Trump failing to lead at all...unless the category is spreading false information and outlandish rumors...

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/02/27/politics/donald-trump-coronavirus-press-conference/index.html

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Surely a fortune to be made selling green shamrock shaped anti virus (??) face masks.

Or just rely on the luck of the Irish.

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Hey, De Blasio has it all under control!

Did he claim that?

Of course he didn't actually claim that, but by not canceling the parade, he's implying the situation is under control. Even though Cuomo has declared a state of emergency. Those two need to coordinate better.

Trump failing to lead at all.

Au contraire! If you can't find anything Bannon said anything here that's not true here, you'll have to walk that one back, Busby.

Bannon: Trump is taking bold actions with China

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uEgR0RdCyI

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Trump failing to lead at all.

Au contraire! If you can't find anything Bannon said anything here that's not true here, you'll have to walk that one back, Busby.

Bannon: Trump is taking bold actions with China

Steve Bannon? The guy that testified for the Prosecution against Roger Stone? I thought Trump supporters thought he was a backstabber?

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/11/8/20955774/roger-stone-trial-steve-bannon-testimony

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The Boston Tea Party was about the British East India company to sell tea from China.

I wonder who were The Sons of Liberty

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Expected. And a sensible move, clearly.

Just to let my fellow posters/readers know, there's also a cancellation in a certain city in a certain country that might be of interest. Given where the parade and the tradition it's all about comes from...

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/coronavirus-decision-to-cancel-st-patrick-s-day-parades-disappointing-1.4197838

Boston may be big news today but please remember, there are Irish people living in Japan who are actually from Ireland.

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"At a certain point we may say the numbers are telling us something different," he said, adding that it was necessary to find a "balance" between preserving health and safety and "the fact that people's livelihoods matter.

Oh the blatant double standard.

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Yes, there are a lot of Irish folk in Japan.

And I still want my three wishes from the little bloke from Galway who persuaded me to buy him a pint of Guinness in exchange for them!

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lucabrasiToday 07:47 pm JST

And I still want my three wishes from the little bloke from Galway who persuaded me to buy him a pint of Guinness in exchange for them!

Done!

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Yes, there are a lot of Irish folk in Japan.

Depends on whether you mean genuine Irish or those that have Irish heritage. Ah, well. On Paddy's Day, everyone can join in and be Irish for the day!

And I still want my three wishes from the little bloke from Galway who persuaded me to buy him a pint of Guinness in exchange for them!

You do know that nobody in Ireland actually believes in leprechauns, right? It's all oirish nonsense, that's packaged and sold in tacky souvenir outlets to tourists!

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Although I have 38% of my blood according to ancestry documents

38%??? Shouldn't you be dead?

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@blvtzpk

I certainly was!

@Toasted

I know. That’s why I said it!! ; )

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I know. That’s why I said it!! ; )

Fair enough!

Hope everyone has a safe SPD, whatever they do and wherever they are.

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I have Irish, Welsh and Scottish heritage and I can have an Irish passport. But I don't consider myself Irish, just Celtic.

Be whoever you want to be, zichi.

The numbers of Irish in Japan are small 1,000-2,000.

Aye, but it doesn't mean they should be ignored. Not saying you are, rather stories like this, which obviously are news but are kind of ironic, esp. when the biggest Irish parade in Ireland doesn't rate a mention :-(

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... I have no English.

Cheer up, zichi. It's little flaws like that which keep us interesting.... ; )

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I am happy to be pure Celt without any English blood

Yerra scouser, lad. Nothing else matters.

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The phrase

"out of an abundance of caution 

is really starting to irritate me.

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zichi - The Boston Tea Party was about the British East India company to sell tea from China.

The Boston Tea Party was a result of British colonists objecting to being taxed by English legislators, while those British colonists had no representation in that legislature. No taxation without representation.

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Tom - Is the ST. P parade politically correct in this modern era?

Although I have 38% of my blood according to ancestry documents, I feel no need to have a parede....just and exuse to drink and act out is not comforting.

"Politically correct"? Seriously? I'm going to go out on a limb, and suggest that no one has invited you to the "parede". I can only wonder why?

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The luck of the Irish, will not help,St Coronavirus

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Did they (Boston) cancel the parade for H1N1? I forget.

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The Boston Tea Party was a result of British colonists objecting to being taxed by English legislators, while those British colonists had no representation in that legislature. No taxation without representation.

While perhaps part of a general movement against taxation without representation, the Boston Tea Party was specifically about the East India Company being allowed to sell tea from China without paying certain taxes.

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Back on topic please.

albaleo - While perhaps part of a general movement against taxation without representation, the Boston Tea Party was specifically about the East India Company being allowed to sell tea from China without paying certain taxes.

What "certain taxes" was the EIC supposed to pay? It was the British colonists who were expected to pay the import taxes. British colonist in Boston objected to being arbitrarily taxed by English legislators in far away England. The EIC tea was the chosen target for the "No taxation without representation" movement.

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It's a really stupid idea to not cancel the SPD parade at this time.

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