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The Government have taken away all chance of a somewhat normal Christmas

I believe by ignoring NPHET's recommendation the government have kicked the can down the road and inadvertently made the decision that we will all be in lockdown for Christmas.
The situation isn't going to get better by moving to any level other than level 4 or 5, firstly the government has no shown that themselves and NPHET are no longer working together to fight this virus and secondly level 3 doesn't work.
There are many posts on this subreddit ridiculing and laughing at the UK and USA as their leaders constantly ignore the scientists, the experts and the doctors. Well, today Ireland joins those ranks of countries led by ignorance rather than evidence. Dr Holohan and NPHET knew what it meant when they recommended moving to level 5, we knew what it meant moving to level 5 and the cabinet knew what it meant when moving to level 5. It was never going to be a well-liked decision, we're all tired and want life to go back to how it was. By taking the popular choice, by appeasing us the Government has shown themselves and NPHET are no longer on the same page. Now when NPHET recommends a new measure, harsh or not, we can all have the mentality of "Ahh sure the government won't implement that". We can justify ignoring both the big measures and the small.
Level 3 doesn't work, Dublin is still having alarming caseloads on the daily as is the rest of the country. The experts, the people who designed the plan wouldn't have recommended a move to level 5 if it was working.
Now how does this all relate to whether we have a normal Christmas? Well, we need to put in the hard work now so we can get 2 or 3 weeks respite in December. If today we entered level 5 and had 2 months of lockdown think about how the spread would be curtailed. We could be back down to a 100 cases a day or less by the start of December low enough that we could afford to be in level 3 or even for a few weeks so we could have some sort of normal Christmas period. Instead, we're heading towards a Lockdown Christmas stuck inside with only our household staring at our relatives on Zoom.
There are arguments about the cost of another lockdown, shops and restaurants losing trade, an increase in PUP demand. But what's the cost of losing the Christmas period, people aren't going to order their Christmas dinner form the local restaurant turned takeaway nor are they going to shop in local Irish businesses. They may order from the few larger Irish businesses that have an online presence but realistically it'll mostly be going to Jeff Bezos' pocket. The increased demands on PUP might seem scary, a few 1000s going back on and drawing down between €203 and €300 a week. That'll be happening anyway, why not allow it to happen earlier. A proportion of those who would be claiming are part-time student workers, if they go into the Christmas period a few hundred euros up on their normal budget I doubt they'd be saving it. The PUP fueled extra spending by students would be a noticeable injection into the circular flow of income alongside the normal injection seen around Christmas time.
The right time for a move to level five is 12 o'clock tonight not in a month. That is if you want to see your family at Christmas.
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If you fucked up your Leaving because you're a bit of a dipshit: Read

I'm not going to yell you you're not a dipshit, because, well let's face it you probably are.
What I am going to tell you is that it doesn't really matter.
First off let's talk Level 6, 7, 8.
You don't need to get a level 8 course to do a degree. A level 7 or 6 will do. Join that course and take the additional years if you pass. There is no difference. Often you will sit in the same lectures as people level 7 or 8. In fact you have the advantage of having a qualification after 2 or 3 years, meaning you could work and travel and come back and finish it later, or even as a safety net incase you don't pass the final year.
Oh you missed your favourite uni? Join a different one, get your level 6 cert and transfer into their level 7 year 3 course.
Beyond that, there are plenty of PLC courses courses that will keep you busy for a year or two and then college can be the next step.
And the big one, ultimately when you are 22 or 23 or whatever you are an adult. A nature student. And all of this points businesses doesn't particularly matter anymore.
Maybe the best thing you could do is travel and work for a bit (college graduates are usually extremely immature compared to people who've seen a bit of the world) and come back and do your studies down the road a bit.
(Yes you can still travel and work.)
Or get a trade, you'll earn more money, work near your home, be part of your local communities, have practical skills, no commute, no dublin rent nonsense.
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This is part 2 of the story of the Rineen Ambush, setting out the reprisals and murders carried out by the Black and Tans in response to the successful ambush of September 22nd

Reprisals for and Reaction to Rineen
From all the preparations made and care taken, it seems obvious that the volunteers were determined to have a victory at Rineen, but it also appears they were prepared to accept the consequences – or what they thought would be the consequences. At a meeting in Lehane’s house [in Lahinch] on the night of Septmeber 21st, it was assumed that Miltown Malbay would be attacked and so provisions were made for its protection. They had anticipated an attacking party of ten – as had been used in the past, and so were preparing for what they thought would be another victory. But they were mistaken; not only was Miltown attacked by a much stronger force, but the nearby towns of Lahinch and Ennistymon were also burned and looted. The reprisals were the worst ever carried out by Crown Forces during the war. Sir Winston Churchill said of them “Never were so many atrocities perpetrated on so many for the actions of so few."[30]
The reprisals by the soldiers started on their return journey to the barrack. Sean Keane, a farmer on a horse and cart was shot dead near the scene of the ambush. Charlie Lynch who lived near Miltown Malbay was also shot dead. But it was that night the Black and Tans really satisfied their hunger for revenge. Miltown Malbay, the town nearest to the scene of the ambush, suffered most. The Irish Independent, on September 24th described the town as “a spectacle akin to that of Belgian towns after the Huns”. It continued, “There are not ten houses in the town that have not suffered in greater or lesser degree."[31] At about 11.30 p.m., residents of the town were startled by the sound of shots. Immediately they fled to relatives and friends in the surrounding countryside. A number of uniformed men were then seen passing through the streets, shouting and cheering and striking doors and window shutters with butt ends of rifles and other weapons.
The first house to be set ablaze was that of Mr. P.H. O’Neill, a hardware merchant, and then the premises of Mr. Edward Roche were seen to be on fire. Other houses set on fire were those of Messrs. Collins and Michael Hayes. Some hours later the premises of M. Marrinan and Michael Casey (Draper) were set ablaze. Goods were looted from several houses and enquiries were made as to the whereabouts of certain young men in the locality, who, fortunately for them, had fled at the outbreak of the invasion. After some time, police arrived on the scene but little was done to prevent further burnings. Dr. Hillery’s garage was forcibly entered and set on fire, and much damage was done to his house. He had retired from the commission of the peace shortly before the ambush. A number of soldiers stationed in the town led by their officers helped locals to fight the flames and rescue the unfortunate residents trapped in the burning houses. The uniformed men who carried out, so relentlessly, the work of destruction did not leave the town until 5.30 a.m. The inhabitants were fear-stricken in the following weeks and for the next few nights remained in the country after dusk.
While the destruction mentioned above was taking place, Lahinch, the nearest village on the other side of the ambush was suffering in much the same way. Parties of uniformed men in lorries arrived at about 2.30 a.m. and went up and down the street, screaming in their distinct English accent and setting fire to houses and shops.
The town hall, the property of Miss Collins, was burned to the ground and many more houses were destroyed including Miss Flanagan’s Bar and grocery, Vaughan’s grocery, Miss O’Dwyers drapery shop and Halpins and Reynolds public houses. Mr. Thomas Blackwells premises were set fire to but he succeeded in extinguishing the flames. However, the hall and front room were damaged and many door jambs were burned. When the men were about to attack the Marine Hotel, Miss Collins (mentioned above) and Mr. Byrant, an excise officer, appealed to have the hotel spared as it was entirely occupied by ladies and they had already suffered enough by the loss of the town hall. The appeal was granted and as the men moved away, they gave permission to Miss Collins to take in a number of terrified women and children who were waiting outside. As a young man named Joe Sammon, a visitor to Lahinch from East Clare, was running from a house he was shot dead. He was in his late twenties, married, and had one child. Fearing a repetition of the outrage the residents spent the two following nights on the sandhills and many visitors left the sea-side resort fearing that their lives would be endangered if they remained.
As some of the attackers were passing from Miltown to Lahinch they set fire to every rick of hay in sight. They also stopped at the house of Mr. Lehane, who lived at Cregg near Lahinch and set fire to it. They then dragged the old man from his burning home and shot him in front of his wife and daughter. His sons John Joe, Jimmy and Mickey escaped a hail of bullets as they escaped by the railway embankment. Pake, his eldest son, who fought in the ambush earlier that day, was engulfed by flames in Flanagan’s pub, Lahinch, on the same night.
Simultaneously, another town, Ennistymon, which is two miles from Lahinch, was also being attacked. Evidence available at present shows that the town hall was first to be burned down after which the men proceeded to the private house of Mr. Tom Connole, a thirty-one year old married man with two children. He had worked as a clerk in the Henry Street warehouse in Dublin but failing health had forced him to return to Ennistymon some months before the incident. He was secretary of the local branch of the I.T. & G.W.U., [a trade union] a Catholic and suspected of taking part in the ambush, but local people at the time claimed he had no part whatsoever in it and never played an active role in politics. Mr. Connole was taken from his house and shot while his wife and children were compelled to look on. He was then thrown into the flames of his burning house.
Soon after this horrifying incident, Devitt’s drapery shop was set on fire but the flames soon spread to Marrinan’s next door. “On hearing a cry for water, three young men, sons of Mr. Linnane, a building contractor, and a man named Sullivan went to the rescue. One of the men Patrick, was shot dead, but the others were unable to go to his assistance because the firing continued. He was subsequently taken to Connoles stable by an ex-soldier named White and was attended to by Fr. Mullins, C.C. who arrived on time to administer the last Sacraments."[32] He was twenty one years of age, unmarried and worked with his father. He, too, was innocent and never participated in politics.
On the following day, the remains of both men were taken to Ennistymon Church where they remained overnight. Solemn requiem Mass was offered next day by Rev. Fr. Nestor P.P. who made brief reference to the events of the tragic night when both men were murdered and, after asking the prayers of the congregation for the happy repose of their souls he appealed to both families to have the funerals private in order to prevent any further trouble. Both families complied with his wishes and the remains were interred at the cemetery in Churchill [in Ennistymon].
Many other houses were completely destroyed including Whelan’s tailor shop, P. Clair’s grocery shop and Callinan’s public house, and only the four walls remained standing. In the ruins of Whelan’s house a remarkable thing was noticed soon afterwards. High up and embedded in a stone wall was a plaster cast of the Holy Face. This escaped damage except for a slight chip in one corner. The house of Mr. John Hynes, draper and Mr. Joseph Conneally of Clooney, Ennistymon, were also damaged.
Having devastated Miltown, Lahinch and Ennistymon, the men proceeded to the nearby fishing village of Liscannor where they wrecked havoc on private houses. In a report on the reprisals in the Irish Independent of September 27th, the total damage was estimated at £100,000.
On the day following the ambush and reprisals, the Bishop of Galway and priests of Kilfenora held a conference at Lisdoonvarna. Here they condemned the Rineen ambush as “unwise beyond measure and a grave breach of the law of God, except of course it occurred in lawful self-defence, which they had no means of ascertaining at that time."[33] They also deplored and condemned the destruction of lives and property of innocent people which were carried out immediately after the ambush, by British forces, all the more because it seemed to be encouraged and tolerated by those who professed to be governing the country, and had a duty above all else to protect the lives and property of the people of Ireland.
They appealed to their own people to be careful in this time of crisis, to give no provocation or protest for a recurrence to violence on the part of the British forces. “They prayed Our Father in heaven to have mercy on the souls who have been so suddenly hurled before His tribunal and they implored His guidance and protection for their own flocks and for the people of Ireland through the intercession of Mary the Great Mother of God who has helped the Irish so much in the past."[34]
The then Bishop of Killaloe, Dr. Fogarty, made the following statement at early Mass in Ennis on Sunday, September 26th. “Mistakes and sorrows are, I suppose, inevitable in such an intense struggle as we are now passing through but if the country adheres faithfully to the advice and directives of its elected representatives we shall win our cause and without the disasters which are sure to follow when irresponsible heads take action on their own account”. Dr. Fogarty continued “while we deeply deplore such actions (Rineen), in the present excited state of feeling, the less said the better. We can only sympathise with the afflicted sufferers and pray, as we sincerely do, that God may have mercy on the souls of those, whatever side they belong to, who have been killed in that series of horrible outrages."[35]
It may seem natural that native people would be shocked and horrified by the British reprisals, but it appears that shock was equally widespread in England. The Westminster Gazette had a report which stated “it is absolutely essential that the authorities should stop these outbreaks of violence on the part of the police. An undisciplined force is worse that none, and the more difficult the situation in Ireland becomes the greater is the need for discipline. If this vendetta is allowed to grow more intense, complete anarchy will be the result”.
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Mellenial Lost Generation

"Land is kind of funny isn't?" Phil rolled his eyes. They had been walking in silence except for the occasional cough or drag of a cigarette. "What do you mean?" "Well," Mike continued. "Its something coveted by everyone. Something the older generation nearly exclusively own and have priced us out of the game. Unless your ma dies unexpectedly, you're not going to have it and even then, you have to spend a fortune on tax to the government. In the absence of that, you're stuck paying a mortgage of your landlord who not only gets a free house from you, but pocket money on top because he had the money in the first place. Unless you want to move to the back arse of nowhere you're stuck living with your ma until atleast your 30s."
He took another drag of his cigarette. "Was it always like this?" Phil sighed again. He was trying to not think of his own situation. Living at home as an adult and feeling a mix of loathing and shame.
"Whats your point?" Phil snapped. Mike stayed silent for a moment. "Its just funny." He replied. "How's that funny? That's depressing." "Its funny if they think there will be a generation after us. I'm most certainly not having children if I'm worried about my ma listening to me ride in the next room through paper thin walls." "You have to find a woman to ride you first." "Shut up. "It adds to the funniness of the situation though doesnt it? That the houses that are so overpriced that we claim to want are in actual fact, shite." "Maybe its not the house we want?" "Maybe it's the privacy." "Maybe that's why everyone's always on edge, ready to jump down each other's throats. No time to reflect in your fortress of solitude or kids to beam at you when you walk in the door." "Is that what you did when your dad came home?" "Nahh I was mostly in trouble with mam during the day and had to hear her go on about when my da gets home. But its not just us now bidding for houses." "What do you mean? Well there's plenty of lads working for the likes of Google who need to live somewhere too. Now its not just our generation we're competing with, but the rest of Europe, or even the world. " "Thats a bit racist isn't it?" "I'm not casting disparaging remarks about foreign people, I'm just commenting on the increased demand on houses around here. There are only so many and those lazy fuck greedy developers aren't making enough combined with a lack of government will to go after land hoarders." They walked in silence for a bit.
"Has that hit you yet? I think it's hit me." "I know it's hit you. And no I'm still sober." "That's another thing though isn't it?" "What? Where our money goes?" "Yeah, these economist's think we're all spending loads of money on brunches of avocados on toast when in reality drugs are a much larger expenditure." "How much did you pay?" "I got a 1g bag of flake for 70, cos I know him." "Is it actually flake?" "Nahh it's shite, my mouth is completely numb, too numb, he needs to stop cutting it so much, I'd rather have less than not feel my fucking face. What have you got on you?" "1g of mandy and a bag of k left, also just enough for a joint in my grinder." They stopped at traffic lights.
"I suppose this too relates to the housing doesnt it?" "How's that?" "Well we all need an escape, a chemical, even artifical release of dopamine, or serotonin, I always forget which is which." "Dopamine is the one released in anticipation. Serotonin is the happy one." "Is it? Hmm." "Well we pay a premium to sit somewhere and drink pints or dance off our faces." "Is that really any different from older generations going to the pub? Aside from being off their face on ket of course." "Well it is when you consider the cost. The price of pints has well outpaced inflation. Most people would just have a few friends around their house for a couple of drinks. I remember going to my ma's friend's house as a kid and playing with their kids while they drank together in the house, but we can't do that since we don't have our own house." "I dont think your ma would be too keen on the lads sniffing at the table. It's only manners to go to the toilet if you're in someone else's house isn't it?" "But there you are again, someone else's home, I should be able to sniff in the comfort of my own house, not just the toilets of your ma's house." The light turned green and they continued walking.
"I had an interview for a new job two days ago." "Yeah? How'd it go?" "It was going pretty well until it got to the salary." "Not enough?" "Offered me 27k with no overtime paid. Can you believe that? 4 years of college and barely above minimum wage." "Did you haggle for more?" "I told them it was below my expectations. I also countered with the average wage being in the 40k region and I was laughed at." "Is it?" "For full time workers it is when you exclude part time workers. In fact I think it's higher than that. It brings us back to housing doesnt? How are you supposed to get 10% of a mortgage together when earning that little and paying rent?" "But you live with your ma?" "And I pay rent to my ma. Just slightly less than I'd pay elsewhere and I'd rather she got it than some random landlord for a place the size of a lunch box in someone's back garden." "Fair." "Every road leads to housing in this country." "Well there's always the road out of the country." "Not with this corona virus. Even if it went away tomorrow half the world is in a recession." "Atleast people got the covid payments." "Yeah and guess where they got that, from the likes of us over the next few decades." "How so?" "Well when that money printer goes brrrr it decreases the value of money you already have, leading to a sneaky way to tax you. And the cheeky fucks will probably up taxes too to cover it. Again it falls on the middle class to pay up. The same ones who had to continue working from home during all this, not sitting on our arses at home getting 350 a week." "It's not the fault of the people getting the payment, the government forced them to shut down." "That's true." "So on top of the housing crisis we can blame the collapsing value of our money on the government too. They should never have bailed out any businesses." "Socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor." "My granddad used to have rhyme similar to that, what was it, "the working class can kiss my ass". " A black Tesla sped by both of them. They watched as it wound it's way around the bend.
"Another option that other generations had off the table for us, at least for the time being." "Emigrating?" "Emigrating." "Used to be you could head to Australia with a trade and make your fortune, or to the states or even to Britain if you were so thick as to go somewhere where they hate you for being Irish. Maybe if the best of us didn't emigrate and spent their time fixing this place we wouldn't be in such a mess. Maybe it's now up to us instead of taking the usual Irish path." "Usual Irish path?" "Getting the fuck out of here." "Ahh. Maybe. Where would we even begin?" "Well if I was the leader of this Lost Generation, I'd say we all move to somewhere that's currently cheap, make a Dublin 2.0, a modified if not shorter exodus than previous generations." "To where?" "Somewhere in Ireland that's relatively cheap to live, plenty of space that we can all move to and begin building into a place we would actually want to live. Proper urban planning, transport links, a place focused on providing everything our generation would actually want. A place where our entrepreneurs can open businesses where we wouldn't have to settle for shit paying service jobs. A place that's powered with green power like solar and wind. Where every house is power self sufficient and has both a solar panel and wind turbine on their roof. A place with decent fucking Internet so we can work in these houses with our new families we are raising. Attract those silicon Valley companies aswell as our Start ups. Maybe a fucking subway or something I don't know, we should think big. And plan for future generations, like that thing about planting trees knowing we won't get to sit in it's shade. Somewhere where guards don't have to waste their time hassling people for recreational drugs or enforcing ridiculous closing times." "Well that's a country wide thing." "So what? If we all actually voted for TDs, OUR Lost Generation TDs under 35, we could get rid of these laws. Why do you think everyone loves doctors, nurses and firefighters and not guards? The reason people hate guards is becuase they're forced to enforce bad laws, remove the laws that most people don't agree with and you'll restore a lot of respect to the force. Maybe tax those Peado's in The church while we're at it."
They walked along in silence. Phil lit another cigarette and took a long drag. "What would we call this new Dubin 2.0?" "It would have to be something iconic." "Maybe after someone Great?" "Someone young when they conquered the world." "We already have the Alexandria basin port in Dublin. " "We could go more local." "In what way?" "Tir nOg?" "Its not meant to be a fantasy." "How about Na Fianna?" "I think that's a football club." "Could go Roman? Ceasaria or Augustion." "What if we took a modern example? Like that kid called Google in India that got a package from Google." "What, Muskton? Or Elonia? Bezoville." "Elonua? With nua, like Irish for new. Maybe it'll tempt him to set up a battery grid for us?" "The worst that would happen is he says no." "That's true." "So the Lost Generations will wander the Irish plains in search of Elonua, most likely along the coast somewhere and build our very own Eden."
"I think I that LSD just hit me." "Yeah me too."
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JPMorgan to move $230 billion of assets to Germany ahead of Brexit

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2 Min Read.LONDON - JPMorgan Chase & Co is moving about 200 billion euros of assets from the United Kingdom to Germany as a result of Britain's exit from the European Union, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
The shift sees JPMorgan follow similar moves by other big banks in Britain, as regulators in continental financial hubs such as Frankfurt and Dublin urge banks to book their assets locally.
The source did not specify what type of assets JPMorgan was moving to Germany, but for banks making similar moves, it would typically include cash and financial securities such as stocks and bonds that banks hold in inventory for clients to trade.
The shift in assets represents part of banks' routine planning for life after Britain leaves the European Union, when they will likely no longer be able to book their entire trading operations for the contintent out of London.
Banks using Britain as a gateway to the European Union must fully execute their plans for serving EU customers before a Brexit transition period ends in December, the EU's banking watchdog said in July.Last year, consultancy EY said assets worth nearly $1 trillion were being moved from Britain to new financial hubs in the European Union ahead of Brexit.
JPMorgan plans to finish the migration of assets to its Frankfurt-based subsidiary by the end of 2020, according to Bloomberg News which first reported the asset shift earlier on Wednesday.
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It is 1953. Irish jet bombers are preparing to drop nuclear bombs on the USA.

(This is a fun, if a bit dark, alternate history short story written up off the back of a game of 'Hearts of Iron 4', in which I played as Ireland and really leaned in to how silly it got. I tried things and made an awful mess. It's not intended to be serious, or to reflect the real personalities of people named in the story. It isn't remotely realistic or historically accurate. About a 5 to 10 minute read!)

How did we get here? James Larkin could only ponder this as he watched the last of the Irish air corp's enormous strategic jet bombers lumber into the air, heavy with their deadly cargo. If you had told him as a boy that something that heavy could fly, he would have laughed at you. They were setting off for what was once Iceland, now the northern extent of the fascist 'Resurrectionist Ireland'. Before, it had been part of Larkin's Irish People's Union. Better times, Larkin thought bitterly. He absent mindedly brushed a finger across the patch covering his ruined eye. In a few weeks, America's eastern seaboard would awaken to German carriers and fighter planes; the Italian navy would bombard the coast, and Axis troops would land their forces - probably sending what remained of the Irish army in with the Hungarians and Romanians as cannon fodder to establish a beach head. The lads would be cut down on the Jersey shore, in the name of Der Fuhrer. How did we get here?

  1. Tensions rise in Europe, as Germany re-militarises the Rhineland. In Ireland, the annoyance this causes the British leads to mirth, but serious people are concerned. James Larkin and Eoin O'Duffy represent opposing sides in the debate over what we should do - join in the Communist revolution (the Soviets, not being fond of the British, would be sure to protect us, and to fend off the fascists); or throw our lot in with the Reich, following the seemingly growing list of countries going that direction. Of course, there was also De Valera, and his tired brand of conformity and pandering to his Catholic idols. An Irish people yearning for identity, and seeking strong leaders to help liberate her northern province, appealed to the Communist and Fascist factions for promises of freedom for their northern cousins. In the end, in spite of the German Reich's successes in demanding territory across Europe (or perhaps because of it), the Communists won out. O'Duffy would be a thorn in Larkin's side for years to come, the threat of a Nazi sponsored fascist coup always lurking around the corner. The revolution was really a peaceful referendum for Ireland, but De Valera would never been seen again. James Larkin began planning to retake the north from Britain.

The years that followed saw rapid development. As the Communist state machinery was erected, from Soviet youth schools to political commissars and ideology training centres, Ireland also rose to the challenge set for it by Stalin's USSR: "grow strong". The introduction of widespread conscription, limiting of export trade, and reduction in luxury goods being manufactured, was coupled with massive increases in military infrastructure. Research was directed towards producing infantry and artillery weapons; submarines and destroyers were designed, and dockyards built; fighters and bombers crept off small production lines, but accumulated nonetheless. Russian research and material support helped, but Ireland's scientists found themselves extremely well funded and given free reign to work on anything that would help us to fight. Scientists fleeing the Nazi party would find refuge in Ireland also, aiding our efforts. In time, the Irish armed forces stood around 300,000 strong - enough to make a contribution. Landing at Molotovsk in 1938, they marched through Russia to volunteer with Communist China in the struggle against Japan and her puppet Chinese statelets. They acquitted themselves well, but ultimately had to retreat and return to Ireland due to the harsh conditions and short supply in the eastern theater.

And then, on the eve of the USSR's acceptance of Ireland's membership of ComIntern in 1939, war broke out between the Allied and Axis powers. Poland fell, then Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg...and France. As the Germans turned their sights on Denmark, an increasingly desperate Britain could not tolerate a strong Communist threat to her west. In a move nobody saw coming, they sent a diplomat named MacDonald with an offer. Join the war on their side, he said, and they would return Northern Ireland to our control. Larkin was stunned. It was his mandate for taking power, and it would simply land in his lap. There were only two problems. First, ComIntern would not take rejection lightly (joining the British in the war against the Reich would surely count Ireland out, as Germany had signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact with Russia). And the bigger problem: for the past 3 years, Larkin's people had been smuggling weapons in to the British Raj and Turkey, fuelling communist insurrectionist movements in India, and hoping to trouble British north African concerns from Turkey. To join the British war now might be suicide; a Britain without the manpower and resources of the Raj and Africa would be in real trouble.

After much debate, Larkin elected to accept Britain's offer - then immediately betray them and complete the joining of ComIntern. The Irish felt no sorrow for this betrayal against the old enemy. Once their troops were removed and ours occupied their forts and coastal batteries, Britain would not dare try to retake a strong, unified Ireland; especially while at the same time trying to wrest control of Africa from the Axis. Much less would they try anything once India rose up in defiance. And as an added bonus to getting what Ireland wanted, "Unkle Joe", as Larkin had come to think of Stalin, would surely be pleased to see more Communist countries born from the ashes of the bourgeoisie.

Having had so much success in coming to power and building Ireland up, having delivered the north to his people, Larkin supposed that his luck was about used up. This was confirmed in several ways. The insurrection in India was wildly successful, very swiftly removing Lord Linlithgow and his garrisons from power. However, the new India then decided that their best course to continue fighting the British would be to declare for the Axis. In joining Germany's Reich, they effectively closed themselves off from helping ComIntern - indeed, they would end up fighting against it. Turkey, taking their cue from the Indians, did the same. Ireland did join ComIntern in the end, though their apparent mismanagement of the outcomes in India and Turkey did not help. Who could have predicted that the Indian hatred for Britain was stronger than their love of the worker, or that the inheritors of the Ottoman Empire would be so easily swayed? In spite of her weakened state and desperate position, Britain declared war on Ireland in 1941 and began bombing. The effort was small, but enough to do damage and cause many casualties. People questioned Larkin's judgement, but spirits were kept high - and we fought back. Ireland's scientists had made much of the materials provided by Mother Russia, and by 1942 could build and fire simple rockets. From each of the four provinces, their vengeance weapons rained down on the UK, as many as four per day hitting somewhat random locations.

Ireland was effectively cut off from Soviet supplies by the British navy, meaning the arms production which had now grown the army to over 400,000 halted in its tracks. Fuel reserves were low, so Ireland's fighters, bombers, submarines and destroyers had to greatly reduce their operation. Motorised troops became foot infantry again as trucks were mothballed. In late 1942, the Axis breached the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, and went to war with ComIntern. Ireland, (together with the USSR, Mongolia, and some place called Tannu Tuva) was now at war with all of the Axis and Allied powers simultaneously. As the Soviets fought Germany on the east front, and the Allies tried to gain a foothold in Africa, Ireland could only sit back and watch.

In one piece of good news, shortly after going to war with nearly everyone (but especially the British), a small Irish force had managed to go off shore before the British blockade descended, landing on Iceland. Iceland had declared for the Axis, and as such it was a valid ComIntern target, and lightly defended. Iceland was taken with minimal casualties, and supplies could be moved home by air. Ireland would survive the British blockade, albeit with severely reduced growth.

For the next several years, the war raged in Europe. The Americans had joined in 1941, throwing their forces time and again against an impenetrable coastal defence in France and Italy. Without strong UK support, and with the war in Africa all but lost, things looked grim for the Allies by the mid-40's. Casualties stood at over 8 million, though this was dwarfed by Soviet losses. The Reich lost people too, but enormous industrial output and manpower from captured territories fuelled their divisions. African resources were increasingly reaching them instead of the Allies, as the UK and France were squeezed out of Africa. Japan entered the war and worked its way south through the Philippines and Dutch East Indies, eventually taking isolated Australia and New Zealand. In Europe, the front lines moved little, and losses mounted. It was a war of attrition, lives the currency which would buy victory.

12 years in to the war, in 1950, all that remained of the Allies was Canada, the USA, and the UK. Distracted by their western front with Japan, and having bounced off French and Belgian shores for perhaps the 10th time, the USA was powerless to assist when German forces, using Italian naval power, stormed the beaches of Britain. Paratroopers captured towns and villages, while tanks rolled through the cities, a blanket of fighter and bomber cover atop their positions. The UK had endured through so much, but capitulation was inevitable.

Ireland had fended off small British and American attempts at landing and capturing our island, but serious questions had to be asked about determined Axis landings from British shores. In the end, the German forces returned to Europe, leaving an occupying force in the UK and concentrating on fighting Russia. Ireland, freed of the UK naval pinion, was now entrapped by Italian boats. At least the bombing stopped. Irish rocketry had matured and come in to its own, and the rocket bombardment was redirected to western Germany. Jet engines were discovered by 1951, and Irish designers created a strategic bomber with enough range to bomb German factories and infrastructure. When the Italian navy relented, moving off to fight elsewhere, the majority of the Irish army set off to join the eastern front in the fight against the Axis, landing once more at Molotovsk. They found the front line much further east than they would have hoped - a huge German salient extended to Yaroslavl. Worse, they discovered that several years of stagnation in terms of arms production left them with obsolete equipment, particularly the artillery which simply could not compete. Their anti-tank was not up to par either. German panzer divisions pushed them back time and again, and the massive air power of the German Luftwaffe meant they could not hold a position for long. The Irish fought bravely, throwing themselves in wave after wave at German positions; even the Russians thought they were crazy. They briefly retook and held Moscow before a vicious counter assault threw them out of the city. Eventually, the tattered rags of the army returned home, hoping to rebuild and fight once more.

At this time, another of Larkin's secret plots came to fruition. Irish scientists, with Russian research and some stolen nuclear material, had been working on nuclear bombs. Nobody knew that the fancy new power plant in Castlebar was spinning off a deadly side product, something which could smite a city like the god of the old testament himself. In early 1952, two bombs were prepared: Fear Saille and Buachaill Beag. They were loaded on to a pair of bombers, and the high command saluted them as they took off on their path to glory. Frankfurt and Hamburg were the targets. The devastation was immeasurable. Rather than weaken the German resolve, it led them to make an even harder push to their east. Larkin's generals reported on Christmas day 1952 (a day that had been renamed "Irish freedom from oppression day") that a Soviet collapse was expected imminently. On the 26th, it was officially confirmed. A communication was received from what was probably the last standing outpost of the Russian military. Their message simply stated "All is lost. The revolution has failed. Europe and the world are Adolf's playground. I can only say that I will go out with a grenade in my mouth, and a Nazi throat in each hand. Good luck comrades." In Dublin, Larkin convened his generals and began to plan for the defence of our shoreline. The room grew unusually quiet, and Larkin sensed spaces opening up around him. Eoin O'Duffy held the pistol. There was a bang, a flash of light, and then darkness.

The bullet had destroyed his left eye and maimed his face, but Larkin survived. In the end, the Irish people's gratitude saved him from execution - making him a martyr might have ignited a deadly civil war. O'Duffy's moment had finally come. Resurrectionist Ireland rolled its flags out everywhere, and a people now worried for their survival embraced, on the surface at least, fascist ideology. It struck Larkin how easily the extreme leftist tools of state could be turned to the use of the extreme right. On release from hospital in June 1953, Larkin was given a token post in the military, and never found himself in want of company - fascist thugs became his shadow, everywhere he went. In the end, the Germans were welcomed ashore when they arrived some months after the coup. Much to O'Duffy's annoyance, the officer in charge of their forces declined to meet him, instead asking to have Larkin brought to his ship immediately. Boarding, Larkin felt sure he would not walk off again. The man who had ordered two nuclear detonations in German cities could surely find no forgiveness in the jaws of the wolf.

Ushered in to an unexpectedly plush cabin aboard a German warship, Larkin met SS Oberst Gruppenfuhrer Sepp Dietrich. "Herr Larkin. Komm her. Sitzen." Dietrich came close, handing a glass of whiskey to Larkin, and stared intently at him, taking in every detail of his face - showing no awkwardness at pausing to closely examine a wrinkle here, a laughter line there, the protruding scars under the eye patch. Finally, he spoke again. "So good...to finally meet the brave, powerful man responsible for Hamburg. And Frankfurt of course. But for me...mostly Hamburg. Mein schwester...my sister was there, and her children." Larkin swallowed. What might these sick SS have devised, what ways could he be made to suffer? Whispers and stories told of secret camps behind their lines where unspeakable things were done...what if they were true? Dietrich chuckled menacingly. "No need for concern, Herr Larkin. No, it is I who should be sorry. Mein Fuhrer has guided me, and made this clear. He taught me that I should be sorry...that we were not strong enough to stop you." He slammed his drink on the table, causing Larkin to nearly drop his own. "The might of your little nation is unquestionable. And now it will serve us. You will work with O'Duffy to disarm the divisions that were most loyal to you. We will send what remains of Irish forces to fight elsewhere. You will use your subtle expertise to ignite a coup in Canada, and another in Mexico - fascist coups, this time, Herr Larkin. And above all, you will send your verdammt bombs down the throats of the Americans. Finish your drink and get off my ship." Larkin swallowed his whiskey. It was excellent.

It is 1953. Irish jet bombers are gathering in Iceland, preparing for their first sortie over the eastern seaboard of the US. They wait only for the signal that the skies have been cleared by the Luftwaffe. James Larkin, with his remaining eye, watches the last bomber dissolve from a dot in to nothingness as it fades from view. In a few days, the USA will be engulfed in flames, and the world's best hope for freedom from the Reich's grip will blink out and slip away. "I brought us here", thinks James Larkin.
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Covid-19 update Wed 29th April

Good morning from the UK. It’s Wednesday 29th April.

The BBC had a report yesterday that an increasing amount of US states are allowing businesses to reopen; Georgia, Oklahoma, Alaska and South Carolina have already allowed some businesses to reopen. Colorado's Democratic Governor Jared Polis has said kerb-side retail pickup can begin on Monday, with hair salons, barbershop and tattoo parlours allowed to reopen on Friday. Tennessee will allow restaurants to reopen on Monday, the same day that Mississippi's mandatory lockdown order expires. Montana's governor has allowed churches to reopen starting on Sunday, with social distancing measures still required. Restaurants and schools will be allowed to reopen on 7 May. Eight states led by Republican governors - Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming - never issued mandatory orders to stay at home. On the flip side, the embattled Michigan governor (Gretchen Whitmer, Dem) is refusing to allow lockdown restrictions to be lifted in her state. Who is right and who is wrong - only time will tell. On the one hand there’s immense pressure to get the economy restarted at the earliest possibility. On the other hand, if you start it too early you run the risk of letting the virus in.
The French city of Marseille knows all about lifting quarantines too early. Back in 1720 a widespread outbreak of plague had spread to several countries around the Mediterranean and because plague is a dangerous disease (it remains so today) to protect themselves the city set up quarantine rules for inbound ships. A short while later, along came the ship the Grand-Saint-Antoine which was carrying valuable silk and cotton from the Middle East that was destined for the then-very-important medieval fair at Beaucaire. A Turkish passenger had died from the plague during the voyage to Marseilles as had several ship crew and the ship’s surgeon so the ship got placed under quarantine on an island just off the coast. It was to remain there with nobody allowed off the ship for 50 days - the idea being to wait and see if anyone developed the plague. The powerful merchants in the city protested because they want the cargo for the fair and the ship was let in.
A few days later the plague broke out across the city. Hospitals quickly became overwhelmed, residents panicked, driving the sick from their homes and out of the city. Mass graves were dug but were quickly filled and eventually the number of dead overcame city public health efforts, leaving thousands of corpses scattered around in piles across the city. Attempts to stop the spread of plague included an Act of the Parliment of Aix that levied the death penalty for any communication between Marseille and the rest of Provence. To enforce this separation, a plague wall, or mur de la peste, was erected across the countryside. The wall was built of dry stone, 2 m high and 70 cm thick, with guard posts set back from the wall. Remains of the wall can still be seen to this day in different parts of the Plateau de Vaucluse. During a two-year period, 50,000 of Marseille's total population of 90,000 died. An additional 50,000 people in other areas succumbed as the plague spread north, eventually reaching Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Apt and Toulon. Estimates indicate an overall death rate of between 25%-50% for the population in the larger area, with the city of Marseille at 40%, the area of Toulon at above 50%, and the area of Aix and Arles at 25%. It took 45 years for Marseille’s population to return to 1720 levels. It’s quite a hobson’s choice that the governors are faced with.

It’s proving to be a very heavy day for me (this time of year is the beginning of our secondary peak season after Christmas), so I’m skipping the general virus news and concentrating on the supply chain stuff. I’ll try to stick out some stats, but don’t expect them until at least 7:30pm UK time (that’s about 6 hours from now), sorry.

Supply chain news in depth


2M chickens euthanized as coronavirus shuts down meat processors - Food Dive reports that about 2 million chickens at one processor have been "depopulated" — killed but not processed for meat — because the coronavirus pandemic has closed so many plants that there are not enough employees to process them, according to a statement The Baltimore Sun received from trade group Delmarva Poultry Industry. The group, which represents 1,800 poultry producers in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, says farmers are running out of space for their chickens. "With reduced staffing, many plants are not able to harvest chickens at the pace they planned . . . before any COVID-19 quarantine and social distancing measures took effect," said the statement quoted by The Washington Post. "This leads to more birds waiting on chicken farms to be harvested than plants have capacity to harvest and process. If no action were taken, the birds would outgrow the chicken house to hold them." Similar depopulation actions have been taken in the past for avian influenza outbreaks.
(Cont’d) Pork producers have also been weighing depopulation, the article continues. In Minnesota, the second largest pork-producing state, Minnesota Pork Board CEO David Preisler told MinnPost the national processing capacity is down by more than 100,000 hogs per day. As pigs get larger and farms run out of space, Preisler told the news website that Minnesota may be forced to depopulate 200,000 hogs in the next few weeks. A similar situation applies in Iowa; state officials told the Des Moines Register the state's pork producers have lost about 40% of their production capacity, meaning about 400,000 hogs that are ready to become food for the nation have nowhere to go. Some are feeding their hogs a leaner diet, while others are shipping them to prisons to be processed by inmates, the Duluth News Tribune reported.
(Cont’d) "The food system stoppages are now beginning to show up as increasing meat shortages in grocery stores which will inevitably lead to consumer fear and the obscene situation of higher food prices as animals and food are destroyed on the farm and ranch. This is unacceptable," South Dakota Sen. Mike Rounds wrote in a letter to Vice President Mike Pence last week. To mitigate the situation, USDA created a National Incident Coordination Center late last week to help farmers find alternative markets for animal meat. If needed, the federal department will advise and assist on depopulation and disposal methods.​ It seems that what happens next with meat animals rests squarely on the shoulders of policymakers. Through social distancing policies, people are doing what they can to slow the spread of coronavirus and keep the meat industry going. As animals will continue to grow, more decisions need to be made on a fast basis to try to shore up farmers' finances and the country's meat supply.

Supply chain news in brief


















Good news section


Davies Veterinary Specialists (Davies) the small animal referral practice based in Hertfordshire, UK, has been helping local NHS hospitals during the Covid-19 pandemic with the loan of ventilators and supply of PPE. To date Davies has sent four ventilators to Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, together with four monitors to support patients in intensive care. Meanwhile the Veterinary Nurse team have delivered 50+ sets of scrubs to the local Lister Hospital in Stevenage and some multi-skilled members of staff are busy making further sets in their spare time. (link)
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Guns N Roses, Trade Bootlegs

I trade any kind of Guns N 'Roses bootlges, I have everything from 1986 to 2019 ..
I attach my list:
1986-01-18 - The Roxy, Hollywood, CA, USA
1986-03-21 - Fenders Ballroom, Long Beach, CA, USA
1986-03-28 - The Roxy, Hollywood, CA, USA
1986-05-01 - The Central, Hollywood, CA, USA
1986-07-11 - The Troubadour, Hollywood, CA, USA
1986-09-13 - Music Machine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1988-02-02 - The Ritz, New York, NY, USA
1988-03-31 - Fox's Late Show, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1988-05-01 - Toledo Sports Arena, Toledo, OH, USA
1988-05-09 - Felt Forum, New York, NY, USA
1988-05-14 - Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax, Canada
1988-07-27 - Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA, USA
1988-08-04 - Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1988-08-07 - Orange County Fairgrounds, Middletown, NY, USA
1988-08-20 - Castle Donington Park, Donington, England
1988-12-07 - Nakano Sunplaza, Tokyo, Japan
1988-12-15 - Entertainment Centre, Melbourne, Australia
1989-09-06 - Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1989-10-18 - Los Angeles Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1989-10-19 - Los Angeles Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1989-10-22 - Los Angeles Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1990-04-07 - Farm Aid IV - Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis, IN, USA
1990-11-09 - Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA, USA
1991-01-20 - Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1991-01-23 - Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1991-05-16 - The Ritz, New York, NY, USA
1991-05-29 - Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN, USA
1991-06-07 - CNE Grandstad, Toronto, Canada
1991-06-08 - CNE Grandstad, Toronto, Canada
1991-06-10 - Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA
1991-06-11 - Hershey Stadium, Hershey, PA, USA
1991-06-13 - Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1991-06-17 - Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, USA
1991-06-19 - Capitol Center, Landover, MD, USA
1991-07-02 - Riverport Amphitheatre, St. Louis, MO, USA
1991-07-16 - Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA, USA
1991-07-25 - Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA, USA
1991-08-16 - Globen, Stockholm, Sweden
1991-08-17 - Globen, Stockholm, Sweden
1991-08-24 - Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany
1991-08-31 - Wembley Stadium, London, England
1991-12-09 - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, USA
1991-12-16 - Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1991-12-17 - Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1991-12-28 - Suncoast Dome, St. Petersburg, FL, USA
1991-12-31 - Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, FL, USA
1992-01-28 - San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA, USA
1992-02-22 - Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan
1992-04-06 - Myriad Arena, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
1992-04-09 - Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, IL, USA
1992-04-20 - Wembley Stadium, London, England
1992-05-16 - Slane Castle, Slane, Ireland
1992-05-20 - Strahovsky Stadium, Prague, Czechoslovakia
1992-05-23 - Donauinsel Stadium, Vienna, Austria
1992-05-26 - Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany
1992-05-28 - Neckar Stadium, Stuttgart, Germany
1992-05-30 - Müngersdorfer Stadium, Cologne, Germany
1992-06-03 - Niedersachsen Stadium, Hannover, Germany
1992-06-05 - Hippodrome De Vincennes, Paris, France
1992-06-06 - Hippodrome De Vincennes, Paris, France
1992-06-16 - International Stadium, Gateshead, England
1992-06-23 - Feyenoord Stadium, Rotterdam, Holland
1992-06-27 - Stadio Delle Alpi, Turin, Italy
1992-07-02 - Alvalade Stadium, Lisbon, Portugal
1992-07-17 - RFK Stadium, Washington, DC, USA
1992-07-18 - Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, USA
1992-08-08 - Stade Du Parc Olympique, Montreal, Canada
1992-09-09 - Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1992-09-13 - Exhibition Stadium, Toronto, Canada
1992-09-17 - Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO, USA
1992-09-24 - Oackland Stadium, Oackland, CA, USA
1992-11-30 - Estadio El Campin, Bogota, Colombia
1992-12-02 - Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile
1992-12-05 - Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1993-02-06 - Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand
1993-03-06 - New Haven Coliseum, New Haven, CT, USA
1993-03-09 - Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT, USA
1993-03-12 - Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Canada
1993-04-03 - ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA, USA
1993-04-24 - Palacio De Los Deportes, Mexico City, Mexico
1993-05-29 - National Bowl, Milton Keynes, England
1993-05-30 - National Bowl, Milton Keynes, England
1993-06-10 - Valle Hovin, Oslo, Norway
1993-06-19 - Müngersdorfer Stadion, Cologne, Germany
1993-06-25 - Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany
1993-06-29 - Stadio Braglia, Modena, Italy
1993-06-30 - Stadio Braglia, Modena, Italy
1993-07-05 - Estadio Olimpico, Barcelona, Spain
1993-07-06 - Estadio Vicente Calderon, Madrid, Spain
1993-07-11 - Werchter Festival Ground, Werchter, Belgium
1993-07-13 - Palais Omnisports de Bercy, Paris, France
1993-07-17 - Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2001-01-01 - House Of Blues, Las Vegas, NV,USA
2001-01-15 - Rick In Rio III - Barra Da Tijuca, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
2002-08-23 - Temple Newsam Park, Leeds, England
2002-08-24 - Pukkelpop Field, Hasselt-Kiewit, Belgium
2002-08-26 - London Arena, London, England
2002-08-29 - Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY, USA
2002-11-18 - Allstate Arena, Chicago, IL, USA
2002-11-21 - The Palace Of Alburn Hills, Detroit, MI, USA
2002-11-25 - Nation Wide Arena, Columbus, OH, USA
2002-11-27 - Pepsi Arena, Albany, NY, USA
2002-11-29 - Air Canada Center, Toronto, Canada
2002-11-30 - John Labatt Center, London, Canada
2002-12-02 - Fleet Center, Boston, MA, USA
2002-12-05 - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, USA
2006-05-12 - Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY, USA
2006-05-14 - Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY, USA
2006-05-15 - Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY, USA
2006-05-17 - Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY, USA
2006-05-18 - The Plumm, New York, NY, USA
2006-05-25 - Auditorio Parque Juan Carlos I, Madrid, Spain
2006-05-27 - Rock In Rio V, Bela Vista Park, Lisbon, Portugal
2006-05-31 - Laszlo Sportarena, Budapest, Hungary
2006-06-02 - Rock Am Ring, Nürburgring, Eifel, Germany
2006-06-04 - Gods Of Metal Festival, Idroscalo, Milan, Italy
2006-06-07 - Hammersmith Apollo, London, England
2006-06-09 - RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland
2006-06-11 - Download Fest, Donington Park, Donington, England
2006-06-15 - Legia Stadium, Warsaw, Poland
2006-06-17 - Novarock, Pannonia Fileds II, Burgenland, Austria
2006-06-20 - Palais Omnisports de Bercy, Paris, France
2006-06-24 - Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium
2006-06-29 - Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark
2006-07-02 - Goffert Park, Nijmegen, Holland
2006-07-10 - Rockwave Festival, Terravibe, Malakasa, Greece
2006-07-12 - Kurucesme Arena, Istanbul, Turkey
2006-07-14 - Bilbao Live Festival, Bilbao, Spain
2006-07-18 - Hallam FM Arena, Sheffield, England
2006-07-19 - Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England
2006-07-21 - Scottish Exhibition Conference Centre , Glasgow, Scotland
2006-07-23 - Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England
2006-07-25 - NEC, Birmingham, England
2006-07-27 - Nottingham Arena, Nottingham, England
2006-07-29 - Cuckoo Club, London, England
2006-09-23 - KROQ Inland Invasion, Hyundai Pavillion, Devore, CA, USA
2006-10-24 - BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, FL, USA
2006-10-29 - Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2006-11-05 - Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ, USA
2006-11-10 - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, USA
2006-11-13 - 1st Mariner Arena - Baltimore, MD, USA
2006-11-18 - Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, QC, Canada
2006-12-01 - Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA, USA
2006-12-06 - Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary, Canada
2006-12-07 - Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB, Canada
2006-12-17 - Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA, USA
2006-12-19 - Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA, USA
2006-12-20 - Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA, USA
2007-06-02 - Monterrey Arena, Monterrey, Mexico
2007-06-03 - VFG Arena, Guadalajara, Mexico
2007-06-05 - Palacio De Los Deportes, Mexico City, Mexico
2007-06-13 - Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia
2007-06-23 - Acer Arena, Sydney, Australia
2007-07-18 - Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
2009-12-11 - Taipei City Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan
2009-12-16 - Kyocera Dome, Osaka, Japan
2010-01-28 - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
2010-02-14 - Rose Bar, New York, NY, USA
2010-03-07 - Ginasio Nilson Nelson, Brasilia, Brazil
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[HF] It is 1953. Irish jet bombers are preparing to drop nuclear bombs on the USA.

(This is a fun, if a bit dark, alternate history short story written up off the back of a game of 'Hearts of Iron 4', in which I played as Ireland and really leaned in to how silly it got. I tried things and made an awful mess. It's not intended to be serious, or to reflect the real personalities of people named in the story. It isn't remotely realistic or historically accurate. About a 5 to 10 minute read!)
How did we get here? James Larkin could only ponder this as he watched the last of the Irish air corp's enormous strategic jet bombers lumber into the air, heavy with their deadly cargo. If you had told him as a boy that something that heavy could fly, he would have laughed at you. They were setting off for what was once Iceland, now the northern extent of the fascist 'Resurrectionist Ireland'. Before, it had been part of Larkin's Irish People's Union. Better times, Larkin thought bitterly. He absent mindedly brushed a finger across the patch covering his ruined eye. In a few weeks, America's eastern seaboard would awaken to German carriers and fighter planes; the Italian navy would bombard the coast, and Axis troops would land their forces - probably sending what remained of the Irish army in with the Hungarians and Romanians as cannon fodder to establish a beach head. The lads would be cut down on the Jersey shore, in the name of Der Fuhrer. How did we get here?
  1. Tensions rise in Europe, as Germany re-militarises the Rhineland. In Ireland, the annoyance this causes the British leads to mirth, but serious people are concerned. James Larkin and Eoin O'Duffy represent opposing sides in the debate over what we should do - join in the Communist revolution (the Soviets, not being fond of the British, would be sure to protect us, and to fend off the fascists); or throw our lot in with the Reich, following the seemingly growing list of countries going that direction. Of course, there was also De Valera, and his tired brand of conformity and pandering to his Catholic idols. An Irish people yearning for identity, and seeking strong leaders to help liberate her northern province, appealed to the Communist and Fascist factions for promises of freedom for their northern cousins. In the end, in spite of the German Reich's successes in demanding territory across Europe (or perhaps because of it), the Communists won out. O'Duffy would be a thorn in Larkin's side for years to come, the threat of a Nazi sponsored fascist coup always lurking around the corner. The revolution was really a peaceful referendum for Ireland, but De Valera would never been seen again. James Larkin began planning to retake the north from Britain.
The years that followed saw rapid development. As the Communist state machinery was erected, from Soviet youth schools to political commissars and ideology training centres, Ireland also rose to the challenge set for it by Stalin's USSR: "grow strong". The introduction of widespread conscription, limiting of export trade, and reduction in luxury goods being manufactured, was coupled with massive increases in military infrastructure. Research was directed towards producing infantry and artillery weapons; submarines and destroyers were designed, and dockyards built; fighters and bombers crept off small production lines, but accumulated nonetheless. Russian research and material support helped, but Ireland's scientists found themselves extremely well funded and given free reign to work on anything that would help us to fight. Scientists fleeing the Nazi party would find refuge in Ireland also, aiding our efforts. In time, the Irish armed forces stood around 300,000 strong - enough to make a contribution. Landing at Molotovsk in 1938, they marched through Russia to volunteer with Communist China in the struggle against Japan and her puppet Chinese statelets. They acquitted themselves well, but ultimately had to retreat and return to Ireland due to the harsh conditions and short supply in the eastern theater.
And then, on the eve of the USSR's acceptance of Ireland's membership of ComIntern in 1939, war broke out between the Allied and Axis powers. Poland fell, then Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg...and France. As the Germans turned their sights on Denmark, an increasingly desperate Britain could not tolerate a strong Communist threat to her west. In a move nobody saw coming, they sent a diplomat named MacDonald with an offer. Join the war on their side, he said, and they would return Northern Ireland to our control. Larkin was stunned. It was his mandate for taking power, and it would simply land in his lap. There were only two problems. First, ComIntern would not take rejection lightly (joining the British in the war against the Reich would surely count Ireland out, as Germany had signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact with Russia). And the bigger problem: for the past 3 years, Larkin's people had been smuggling weapons in to the British Raj and Turkey, fuelling communist insurrectionist movements in India, and hoping to trouble British north African concerns from Turkey. To join the British war now might be suicide; a Britain without the manpower and resources of the Raj and Africa would be in real trouble.
After much debate, Larkin elected to accept Britain's offer - then immediately betray them and complete the joining of ComIntern. The Irish felt no sorrow for this betrayal against the old enemy. Once their troops were removed and ours occupied their forts and coastal batteries, Britain would not dare try to retake a strong, unified Ireland; especially while at the same time trying to wrest control of Africa from the Axis. Much less would they try anything once India rose up in defiance. And as an added bonus to getting what Ireland wanted, "Unkle Joe", as Larkin had come to think of Stalin, would surely be pleased to see more Communist countries born from the ashes of the bourgeoisie.
Having had so much success in coming to power and building Ireland up, having delivered the north to his people, Larkin supposed that his luck was about used up. This was confirmed in several ways. The insurrection in India was wildly successful, very swiftly removing Lord Linlithgow and his garrisons from power. However, the new India then decided that their best course to continue fighting the British would be to declare for the Axis. In joining Germany's Reich, they effectively closed themselves off from helping ComIntern - indeed, they would end up fighting against it. Turkey, taking their cue from the Indians, did the same. Ireland did join ComIntern in the end, though their apparent mismanagement of the outcomes in India and Turkey did not help. Who could have predicted that the Indian hatred for Britain was stronger than their love of the worker, or that the inheritors of the Ottoman Empire would be so easily swayed? In spite of her weakened state and desperate position, Britain declared war on Ireland in 1941 and began bombing. The effort was small, but enough to do damage and cause many casualties. People questioned Larkin's judgement, but spirits were kept high - and we fought back. Ireland's scientists had made much of the materials provided by Mother Russia, and by 1942 could build and fire simple rockets. From each of the four provinces, their vengeance weapons rained down on the UK, as many as four per day hitting somewhat random locations.
Ireland was effectively cut off from Soviet supplies by the British navy, meaning the arms production which had now grown the army to over 400,000 halted in its tracks. Fuel reserves were low, so Ireland's fighters, bombers, submarines and destroyers had to greatly reduce their operation. Motorised troops became foot infantry again as trucks were mothballed. In late 1942, the Axis breached the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, and went to war with ComIntern. Ireland, (together with the USSR, Mongolia, and some place called Tannu Tuva) was now at war with all of the Axis and Allied powers simultaneously. As the Soviets fought Germany on the east front, and the Allies tried to gain a foothold in Africa, Ireland could only sit back and watch.
In one piece of good news, shortly after going to war with nearly everyone (but especially the British), a small Irish force had managed to go off shore before the British blockade descended, landing on Iceland. Iceland had declared for the Axis, and as such it was a valid ComIntern target, and lightly defended. Iceland was taken with minimal casualties, and supplies could be moved home by air. Ireland would survive the British blockade, albeit with severely reduced growth.
For the next several years, the war raged in Europe. The Americans had joined in 1941, throwing their forces time and again against an impenetrable coastal defence in France and Italy. Without strong UK support, and with the war in Africa all but lost, things looked grim for the Allies by the mid-40's. Casualties stood at over 8 million, though this was dwarfed by Soviet losses. The Reich lost people too, but enormous industrial output and manpower from captured territories fuelled their divisions. African resources were increasingly reaching them instead of the Allies, as the UK and France were squeezed out of Africa. Japan entered the war and worked its way south through the Philippines and Dutch East Indies, eventually taking isolated Australia and New Zealand. In Europe, the front lines moved little, and losses mounted. It was a war of attrition, lives the currency which would buy victory.
12 years in to the war, in 1950, all that remained of the Allies was Canada, the USA, and the UK. Distracted by their western front with Japan, and having bounced off French and Belgian shores for perhaps the 10th time, the USA was powerless to assist when German forces, using Italian naval power, stormed the beaches of Britain. Paratroopers captured towns and villages, while tanks rolled through the cities, a blanket of fighter and bomber cover atop their positions. The UK had endured through so much, but capitulation was inevitable.
Ireland had fended off small British and American attempts at landing and capturing our island, but serious questions had to be asked about determined Axis landings from British shores. In the end, the German forces returned to Europe, leaving an occupying force in the UK and concentrating on fighting Russia. Ireland, freed of the UK naval pinion, was now entrapped by Italian boats. At least the bombing stopped. Irish rocketry had matured and come in to its own, and the rocket bombardment was redirected to western Germany. Jet engines were discovered by 1951, and Irish designers created a strategic bomber with enough range to bomb German factories and infrastructure. When the Italian navy relented, moving off to fight elsewhere, the majority of the Irish army set off to join the eastern front in the fight against the Axis, landing once more at Molotovsk. They found the front line much further east than they would have hoped - a huge German salient extended to Yaroslavl. Worse, they discovered that several years of stagnation in terms of arms production left them with obsolete equipment, particularly the artillery which simply could not compete. Their anti-tank was not up to par either. German panzer divisions pushed them back time and again, and the massive air power of the German Luftwaffe meant they could not hold a position for long. The Irish fought bravely, throwing themselves in wave after wave at German positions; even the Russians thought they were crazy. They briefly retook and held Moscow before a vicious counter assault threw them out of the city. Eventually, the tattered rags of the army returned home, hoping to rebuild and fight once more.
At this time, another of Larkin's secret plots came to fruition. Irish scientists, with Russian research and some stolen nuclear material, had been working on nuclear bombs. Nobody knew that the fancy new power plant in Castlebar was spinning off a deadly side product, something which could smite a city like the god of the old testament himself. In early 1952, two bombs were prepared: Fear Saille and Buachaill Beag. They were loaded on to a pair of bombers, and the high command saluted them as they took off on their path to glory. Frankfurt and Hamburg were the targets. The devastation was immeasurable. Rather than weaken the German resolve, it led them to make an even harder push to their east. Larkin's generals reported on Christmas day 1952 (a day that had been renamed "Irish freedom from oppression day") that a Soviet collapse was expected imminently. On the 26th, it was officially confirmed. A communication was received from what was probably the last standing outpost of the Russian military. Their message simply stated "All is lost. The revolution has failed. Europe and the world are Adolf's playground. I can only say that I will go out with a grenade in my mouth, and a Nazi throat in each hand. Good luck comrades." In Dublin, Larkin convened his generals and began to plan for the defence of our shoreline. The room grew unusually quiet, and Larkin sensed spaces opening up around him. Eoin O'Duffy held the pistol. There was a bang, a flash of light, and then darkness.
The bullet had destroyed his left eye and maimed his face, but Larkin survived. In the end, the Irish people's gratitude saved him from execution - making him a martyr might have ignited a deadly civil war. O'Duffy's moment had finally come. Resurrectionist Ireland rolled its flags out everywhere, and a people now worried for their survival embraced, on the surface at least, fascist ideology. It struck Larkin how easily the extreme leftist tools of state could be turned to the use of the extreme right. On release from hospital in June 1953, Larkin was given a token post in the military, and never found himself in want of company - fascist thugs became his shadow, everywhere he went. In the end, the Germans were welcomed ashore when they arrived some months after the coup. Much to O'Duffy's annoyance, the officer in charge of their forces declined to meet him, instead asking to have Larkin brought to his ship immediately. Boarding, Larkin felt sure he would not walk off again. The man who had ordered two nuclear detonations in German cities could surely find no forgiveness in the jaws of the wolf.
Ushered in to an unexpectedly plush cabin aboard a German warship, Larkin met SS Oberst Gruppenfuhrer Sepp Dietrich. "Herr Larkin. Komm her. Sitzen." Dietrich came close, handing a glass of whiskey to Larkin, and stared intently at him, taking in every detail of his face - showing no awkwardness at pausing to closely examine a wrinkle here, a laughter line there, the protruding scars under the eye patch. Finally, he spoke again. "So good...to finally meet the brave, powerful man responsible for Hamburg. And Frankfurt of course. But for me...mostly Hamburg. Mein schwester...my sister was there, and her children." Larkin swallowed. What might these sick SS have devised, what ways could he be made to suffer? Whispers and stories told of secret camps behind their lines where unspeakable things were done...what if they were true? Dietrich chuckled menacingly. "No need for concern, Herr Larkin. No, it is I who should be sorry. Mein Fuhrer has guided me, and made this clear. He taught me that I should be sorry...that we were not strong enough to stop you." He slammed his drink on the table, causing Larkin to nearly drop his own. "The might of your little nation is unquestionable. And now it will serve us. You will work with O'Duffy to disarm the divisions that were most loyal to you. We will send what remains of Irish forces to fight elsewhere. You will use your subtle expertise to ignite a coup in Canada, and another in Mexico - fascist coups, this time, Herr Larkin. And above all, you will send your verdammt bombs down the throats of the Americans. Finish your drink and get off my ship." Larkin swallowed his whiskey. It was excellent.
It is 1953. Irish jet bombers are gathering in Iceland, preparing for their first sortie over the eastern seaboard of the US. They wait only for the signal that the skies have been cleared by the Luftwaffe. James Larkin, with his remaining eye, watches the last bomber dissolve from a dot in to nothingness as it fades from view. In a few days, the USA will be engulfed in flames, and the world's best hope for freedom from the Reich's grip will blink out and slip away. "I brought us here", thinks James Larkin.
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Mellenial Lost Generation

"Land is kind of funny isn't?" Phil rolled his eyes. They had been walking in silence except for the occasional cough or drag of a cigarette. "What do you mean?" "Well," Mike continued. "Its something coveted by everyone. Something the older generation nearly exclusively own and have priced us out of the game. Unless your ma dies unexpectedly, you're not going to have it and even then, you have to spend a fortune on tax to the government. In the absence of that, you're stuck paying a mortgage of your landlord who not only gets a free house from you, but pocket money on top because he had the money in the first place. Unless you want to move to the back arse of nowhere you're stuck living with your ma until atleast your 30s."
He took another drag of his cigarette. "Was it always like this?" Phil sighed again. He was trying to not think of his own situation. Living at home as an adult and feeling a mix of loathing and shame.
"Whats your point?" Phil snapped. Mike stayed silent for a moment. "Its just funny." He replied. "How's that funny? That's depressing." "Its funny if they think there will be a generation after us. I'm most certainly not having children if I'm worried about my ma listening to me ride in the next room through paper thin walls." "You have to find a woman to ride you first." "Shut up. "It adds to the funniness of the situation though doesnt it? That the houses that are so overpriced that we claim to want are in actual fact, shite." "Maybe its not the house we want?" "Maybe it's the privacy." "Maybe that's why everyone's always on edge, ready to jump down each other's throats. No time to reflect in your fortress of solitude or kids to beam at you when you walk in the door." "Is that what you did when your dad came home?" "Nahh I was mostly in trouble with mam during the day and had to hear her go on about when my da gets home. But its not just us now bidding for houses." "What do you mean? Well there's plenty of lads working for the likes of Google who need to live somewhere too. Now its not just our generation we're competing with, but the rest of Europe, or even the world. " "Thats a bit racist isn't it?" "I'm not casting disparaging remarks about foreign people, I'm just commenting on the increased demand on houses around here. There are only so many and those lazy fuck greedy developers aren't making enough combined with a lack of government will to go after land hoarders." They walked in silence for a bit.
"Has that hit you yet? I think it's hit me." "I know it's hit you. And no I'm still sober." "That's another thing though isn't it?" "What? Where our money goes?" "Yeah, these economist's think we're all spending loads of money on brunches of avocados on toast when in reality drugs are a much larger expenditure." "How much did you pay?" "I got a 1g bag of flake for 70, cos I know him." "Is it actually flake?" "Nahh it's shite, my mouth is completely numb, too numb, he needs to stop cutting it so much, I'd rather have less than not feel my fucking face. What have you got on you?" "1g of mandy and a bag of k left, also just enough for a joint in my grinder." They stopped at traffic lights.
"I suppose this too relates to the housing doesnt it?" "How's that?" "Well we all need an escape, a chemical, even artifical release of dopamine, or serotonin, I always forget which is which." "Dopamine is the one released in anticipation. Serotonin is the happy one." "Is it? Hmm." "Well we pay a premium to sit somewhere and drink pints or dance off our faces." "Is that really any different from older generations going to the pub? Aside from being off their face on ket of course." "Well it is when you consider the cost. The price of pints has well outpaced inflation. Most people would just have a few friends around their house for a couple of drinks. I remember going to my ma's friend's house as a kid and playing with their kids while they drank together in the house, but we can't do that since we don't have our own house." "I dont think your ma would be too keen on the lads sniffing at the table. It's only manners to go to the toilet if you're in someone else's house isn't it?" "But there you are again, someone else's home, I should be able to sniff in the comfort of my own house, not just the toilets of your ma's house." The light turned green and they continued walking.
"I had an interview for a new job two days ago." "Yeah? How'd it go?" "It was going pretty well until it got to the salary." "Not enough?" "Offered me 27k with no overtime paid. Can you believe that? 4 years of college and barely above minimum wage." "Did you haggle for more?" "I told them it was below my expectations. I also countered with the average wage being in the 40k region and I was laughed at." "Is it?" "For full time workers it is when you exclude part time workers. In fact I think it's higher than that. It brings us back to housing doesnt? How are you supposed to get 10% of a mortgage together when earning that little and paying rent?" "But you live with your ma?" "And I pay rent to my ma. Just slightly less than I'd pay elsewhere and I'd rather she got it than some random landlord for a place the size of a lunch box in someone's back garden." "Fair." "Every road leads to housing in this country." "Well there's always the road out of the country." "Not with this corona virus. Even if it went away tomorrow half the world is in a recession." "Atleast people got the covid payments." "Yeah and guess where they got that, from the likes of us over the next few decades." "How so?" "Well when that money printer goes brrrr it decreases the value of money you already have, leading to a sneaky way to tax you. And the cheeky fucks will probably up taxes too to cover it. Again it falls on the middle class to pay up. The same ones who had to continue working from home during all this, not sitting on our arses at home getting 350 a week." "It's not the fault of the people getting the payment, the government forced them to shut down." "That's true." "So on top of the housing crisis we can blame the collapsing value of our money on the government too. They should never have bailed out any businesses." "Socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor." "My granddad used to have rhyme similar to that, what was it, "the working class can kiss my ass". " A black Tesla sped by both of them. They watched as it wound it's way around the bend.
"Another option that other generations had off the table for us, at least for the time being." "Emigrating?" "Emigrating." "Used to be you could head to Australia with a trade and make your fortune, or to the states or even to Britain if you were so thick as to go somewhere where they hate you for being Irish. Maybe if the best of us didn't emigrate and spent their time fixing this place we wouldn't be in such a mess. Maybe it's now up to us instead of taking the usual Irish path." "Usual Irish path?" "Getting the fuck out of here." "Ahh. Maybe. Where would we even begin?" "Well if I was the leader of this Lost Generation, I'd say we all move to somewhere that's currently cheap, make a Dublin 2.0, a modified if not shorter exodus than previous generations." "To where?" "Somewhere in Ireland that's relatively cheap to live, plenty of space that we can all move to and begin building into a place we would actually want to live. Proper urban planning, transport links, a place focused on providing everything our generation would actually want. A place where our entrepreneurs can open businesses where we wouldn't have to settle for shit paying service jobs. A place that's powered with green power like solar and wind. Where every house is power self sufficient and has both a solar panel and wind turbine on their roof. A place with decent fucking Internet so we can work in these houses with our new families we are raising. Attract those silicon Valley companies aswell as our Start ups. Maybe a fucking subway or something I don't know, we should think big. And plan for future generations, like that thing about planting trees knowing we won't get to sit in it's shade. Somewhere where guards don't have to waste their time hassling people for recreational drugs or enforcing ridiculous closing times." "Well that's a country wide thing." "So what? If we all actually voted for TDs, OUR Lost Generation TDs under 35, we could get rid of these laws. Why do you think everyone loves doctors, nurses and firefighters and not guards? The reason people hate guards is becuase they're forced to enforce bad laws, remove the laws that most people don't agree with and you'll restore a lot of respect to the force. Maybe tax those Peado's in The church while we're at it."
They walked along in silence. Phil lit another cigarette and took a long drag. "What would we call this new Dubin 2.0?" "It would have to be something iconic." "Maybe after someone Great?" "Someone young when they conquered the world." "We already have the Alexandria basin port in Dublin. " "We could go more local." "In what way?" "Tir nOg?" "Its not meant to be a fantasy." "How about Na Fianna?" "I think that's a football club." "Could go Roman? Ceasaria or Augustion." "What if we took a modern example? Like that kid called Google in India that got a package from Google." "What, Muskton? Or Elonia? Bezoville." "Elonua? With nua, like Irish for new. Maybe it'll tempt him to set up a battery grid for us?" "The worst that would happen is he says no." "That's true." "So the Lost Generations will wander the Irish plains in search of Elonua, most likely along the coast somewhere and build our very own Eden."
"I think I that LSD just hit me." "Yeah me too."
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A little neuroscience advice

Hi folks! A recent misty-eyed grad here. Thought I might try and advise any baby neuro Bruins :)
TL;DR: Neuroscience requires commitment and a lot of work, but it is fascinating and endlessly fulfilling. Don't slack off and UCLA will reward you. But don't devote your entire existence to your academics, either.
I had a spectacular four years at UCLA, this last quarter nonwithstanding. I adore my major and I have had a great time doing research, but most importantly, I really, really treasure the friendships I made.
The most important strategy in developing those friendships was getting involved. You’ll hear this over and over, because it’s true. Even if you’re an introvert, even if you hate interacting with people, even if you just want to curl up in your room and game all day – spend your first quarter on campus trying to meet and involve yourself in as many programs, groups, and clubs as possible. If it sounds even vaguely interesting, apply or attend. You may make friends with your roommates or with your floor, but in my experience, my deepest and most meaningful friendships came from my orgs. Working toward a common purpose is a powerful bonding experience, and when that common purpose is something you’re passionate about, that is doubly true.
That being said – do not feel pressure to stay involved in everything. It is okay to flake, especially early in your college experience. You’re exploring your interests, and it’s okay to back away from something that you don’t find as interesting as you thought you would. Be kind and polite, obviously, but don’t let awkwardness or social pressure keep you from withdrawing from something that isn’t holding your attention and interest the way that you thought it would. If you throw yourself into a bunch of organizations early on, a few of them are bound to stick, and a few of them will not.
And lastly – be kind to yourself. You’re probably coming from your high school or your community college having been one of the star students there. And that’s wonderful! You are a star! Just keep in mind that you have now earned your place at an institution where everybody has a strong academic/leadership background, and you are one of the crowd. In some ways, this is great – for people that hate getting attention, going from the top of the class to the middle of the pack is a blessing. For other people, though, going from being the best to being the okayest is an unpleasant transition. I struggled with imposter syndrome, and even now, having earned my degree, it’s hard for me to feel like I had earned my place here. Despite the fact that I got a graduation slide, I still kind of hear the voice telling me that I didn’t belong, that admissions somehow made a mistake. Don’t indulge those thoughts. After a bad grade or an embarrassing social faux pas, it’s easy to bully yourself, but it’s incredibly hard to pull yourself back to a place of pride. You belong here, and don’t convince yourself otherwise.
Anyway. On to neuroscience!
LS = life science; lower div = lower division classes (numbered 0-99, intro classes typically taken by freshmen or sophomores); upper div = upper division classes (numbered 100-199, more advanced majominor-specific classes typically taken by juniors/seniors)
u/jayfreakingleno did a great job talking about the lower divs, so if you want a different and much more in-depth perspective on these classes you can check out their post here. If you’re curious about UCLA LS physics, I am not the person to refer to, for reasons I’ll detail below.
DISCLAIMER: I’m not premed. I am happy to field any premed questions, because any LS major is an honorary premed by the time they graduate, but I don’t have a particularly valuable viewpoint on the subject.

Nonmajor requisites

CHEM 14A/B: AP Chem Redux
General chemistry/thermodynamics
I was a great student in high school – coasted by with no problems. I had taken AP Chem and done well. This was going to be a piece of cake. Dr. Laurence Lavelle had nothing on me.
These classes were splash of cold fucking water to the face. My AP Chem knowledge would have helped me – if I’d made even a modicum of effort to review it. People call these weeder classes, and for the first few weeks of my fall quarter, I could see why.
But grin and bear it. Look up old tests, and talk to sophomores who have recently taken these classes (yet another reason to get involved in organizations! Your older peers will often have the advice/academic knowledge/resources you need to get by!).
Use the course reader and study for the goddamn quizzes. This is where I screwed myself – I did okay on the midterm and final by cramming, but I didn’t take the quizzes very seriously. Your first quiz for 14A may be the first academic assessment you take at UCLA. Act like it. Study your ass off; you’ll thank me for the a. good grade you get and b. time you save studying for the first midterm.
I can only speak to having taken these classes with Dr. Lavelle. He’s a very standard™ professor, and a good intro to the kind of faculty that usually teach these large classes – he is knowledgeable, pretty clear during lecture, and wants everyone to learn, but one-on-one time with him is extremely limited. You’ll rely on TAs to answer questions and explain specifics to you.
You will make it through these classes. I honestly think it’s super valuable to start baby LS students in subjects that maybe aren’t the easiest; it preps you for your majors. Baptism by fire.
CHEM 14C/D: Oh God, It Burns
Organic chemistry
Ochem. Orgo. Organic chemistry. You’ve heard about it, you’ve dreaded it, you’ve wondered if it lives up to the hype.
This topic is very much a love it or hate it situation. I loved it. It felt like a breath of fresh air after the math-heavy 14A and B. Ochem is a series of puzzles you need to solve; if you enjoy puzzles, you’ll have a blast.
I had Dr. Hardinger, who I believe has now retired. He was considered the most difficult of the professors teaching ochem at the time, so I think you will be okay.
Fun fact: Hung Pham, who teaches 14D, is not the same Hung Pham who teaches for the LS series. Don’t get confused when you’re signing up for classes.
For these classes, it is 100% absolutely vital that you find practice tests and take them. That’s how you do well. Your exams will be structured in the same way as past exams, and you’ll find that they’re almost EASY if you are prepared. Just like completing a bunch of crossword puzzles or sudoku grids will make you faster and more accurate for those types of puzzles, doing as many old practice problems as you can will make you lightning-quick when you’re trying to determine structures (in 14C) or reactions (in 14D).
Isn’t organic chemistry horribly hard? UCLA ochem is not legendarily difficult like it is at other schools; I believe the grade distribution is about the same as gen chem.
CHEM 14BL/CL: give me mouth-pipetting (and thus) give me death
BL: gen chem lab; CL: organic chem lab
These classes are a pain, but necessary. How do we know the things we learned in class? Well, someone did all the shit that you are taught in these classes, and now we know the things. (CL might not be required for the major anymore. Check.)
There’s a ton of busy work here. You’ll be writing lab reports day in and day out. Although these are low-unit classes, they were definitely the most work-intensive classes in the quarters I was taking them.
You’re also given midterms and finals on lab concepts. Try to make it to lecture. I’d recommend Dr. Casey for CL; she was very clear and straightforward.
Although these aren’t required before you take your major classes – they’re just required at some point in your time at UCLA – try to take them soon aftealongside the 14 series, since the concepts are aligned.
Physics Abroad: how I fucked off to Ireland instead of facing UCLA physics like a real man
Title, basically. I was lucky to have the means and the time to take physics abroad the summer after my sophomore year. This is a very popular study abroad program for life science majors, and I believe it has expanded – it used to just be offered in Dublin, Sussex, and Glasgow, but last I heard there were physics classes happening in other places, like Cyprus, Hong Kong, Sydney, and Madrid. Yay for science abroad! It’s pretty dope that UCLA offers STEM majors a way to efficiently study abroad; it’s just sad that this is extra money spent, since it’s over the summer and doesn’t replace an in-person quarter. Financial aid is available; I sure as hell wouldn’t have been able to go if the financial aid office didn’t come through. If this is something you’re interested in, start talking to them now.
I loved my time in Dublin. I had a great AP Physics teacher in high school, so I remembered my mechanics very well; this meant that I spent a lot of the first half of the course skipping lecture and spending time in the city instead. The classes are pretty intense because they are fast (8 weeks to cover about 4/5 of the material that the year of UCLA physics covers).
If you have any specific questions about study abroad, especially physics in Dublin, feel free to PM me. I’ve talked a little bit about it here.
Will this be good for the MCAT? NO. My close friend was with me in Ireland and did well, but felt massively underprepared for the physics section of the MCAT and ended up doing a bunch of self-studying.
LS Core: wait a minute…I do like science!
Intro biology
Winter quarter of my freshman year, the LS department told us that LS 7A in the fall would be reserved for incoming freshmen only, and that they recommended we start the LS series immediately in spring instead. Unlike most people, who were more sensible and patient, I listened to this (terrible) advice and enrolled in LS 2. This locked me into the 1, 2, 3, 4 series.
The series used to be LS 1 (intro to ecology/evolutionary bio), LS 2 (tissues and organs), LS 3 (molecular bio), LS 4 (genetics). These topics were redistributed into the 3 LS 7 classes, with LS 107 covering most of genetics now.
From what I’ve heard, though, the classes are structured the same. You’ll be asked to purchase (boo) an online textbook that lets you use “Launchpad” to do homework assignments; these are basically free points. These classes used iClickers to take attendance – again, basically free points. Just show up to lecture and pay a reasonable amount of attention. Exams are multiple-choice.
Keep in mind – if you strongly dislike the subject matter of all of these classes, take a good hard look at your major. Yes, major classes are more in-depth and intellectually stimulating, but in the end most of them are extensions of some part of the material you learn in the LS series. If you don’t like a single part of that series, there’s a chance you may simply not like life science. If you’re set on being premed, fine, but maybe change majors – by this point, you’ll have taken all of your premed requirements anyway.
LS23L, the LS lab class, is nothing. It’s 3 hours once a week of a high school biology lab class; it’s baseline interesting, and pretty easy, but a tiny bit of a waste of time if you’re in a life science lab. If you’re not in a lab already, though, it’s a good intro to basic lab techniques.
Math/stats: yes, they’re useful in the real world
Sorry to people taking LS 30A/B; I took Math 3C and Stats 13.
AP Calculus BC gets you out of Math 3A and Math 3B, so all I had to take was Math 3C – linear algebra for life science majors. I took it with Dr. Unger, who was a Classic Professor™ in every possible way. He could not have been more of a walking stereotype. The guy literally wore tweed suits with elbow patches, lost track of what he was saying in the middle of sentences, and had hands and hair that were constantly covered in chalk. I was in love with him.
Linear algebra is really helpful for modeling things. Matrices are great for data organization and knowing how to manipulate them is an essential skill. For this class, I’d recommend a study group to do the homework with. Math classes have reasonably generous curves; an 89% got me a solid A. A lot of people have Dr. Noah White, who I’ve heard is pretty good too.
Stats 13 was both ridiculously easy and ridiculously useful. I took it with Mike Tsiang, who is a SAINT. (He participates a lot in Peaks and Professors, a club that organizes hikes with students and lecturers, and he is a great conversationalist too.) The class teaches you the basics of using R, and all of the baseline types of statistical tests that are used in the life sciences. This stuff is the bedrock of research. Understand it. Tests were multiple choice.
Chem 153A: all this metabolism and I’m still gaining weight
Biochem, intro to structure, enzymes, & metabolism
This class is like the unholy marriage of gen and organic chemistry. I took it with Dr. Tienson, who was perfectly serviceable. Honestly, the class is really manageable as long as you stay on top of your memorization; for example, in the first week, you need to memorize the structure of all 20 amino acids. But it was kind of refreshing to take something that was so straightforward about its requirements.
Try to find past exams. They’ll help.

The Major

The neuroscience major requires:
  1. Core classes: Neuroscience 101A, 101B, 101C, 102
  2. Electives: 3 electives, one each from the categories “behavioral/cognitive”, “systems”, and “molecular, cellular, developmental” (list can be found in the middle of the page here)
  3. Capstone: 2 quarters of independent neuroscience research in a lab (Neuroscience 199A+B) OR participation in Project Brainstorm (Neuroscience 192B) OR participation in DOPA-Team (Neuroscience C177 + 192C) OR 1 additional elective + Neuroscience 101L/Psych 116
I LOVE THIS MAJOR. Neuroscience is the shit!!! This is partially because UCLA doesn’t actually have an undergrad neuroscience department. Instead, it’s run by the Neuroscience Interdepartmental Program (IDP), and the professors are all in different departments – many are from PhySci and psych, but there are professors that teach neuro classes that come from the music department, ecology/evolutionary bio, math, stats, and CS. The neuroscience electives are AMAZING and the breadth and depth of knowledge you obtain is unparalleled. Want to focus on some super-niche aspect of neuro? Great, here are three electives that fit right into that. Want to take three completely unrelated classes? Awesome, you have options.
Neuroscience is also great because of how research-focused it is. Whenever possible, your professors don’t give you straight-up facts to memorize. They’ll give you the study that showed the fact that they want you to learn. It constantly feels like you’re peeking behind the curtain.
Unfortunately, to unlock this greatness, you need to get past the gauntlet that is the core classes. These are four classes, each only offered during one quarter of the year; 101A and 102 are offered in the fall, 101B is offered in the winter, and 101C is offered in the spring. You’ll usually see everybody take them during their junior year, with a few people taking (or, sometimes, retaking :() during their senior year.
Each of the 101 classes is split into 3 3.5-week-long modules. Each module is its own individual subject, and each one ends with a midterm. Then you leave that module in the dust and move on to the next one. Your “final” each quarter is simply your third midterm, and is weighted the same as the other two. 102 is neuroanatomy.
MY KEY ADVICE: Save 102 for your senior year. You will be happy to not study for it and 101A at the same time. Yes, neuroanatomy is useful later in the course, but it’s much easier to simply learn the relevant brain areas in 101B and 101C than it is to learn everything at the same time alongside 101A.
This is not at all helpful, since I assume my guy has graduated now, but Terry Prins was a god-tier TA for the 101 series and for 102. I didn’t have him for 101A and B and that now makes me sad. That being said, all the TAs were usually helpful – their office hours are a valuable source of information.
101A – Bless your soul, you thought your lower divs were fast-paced? (the basics) (offered every fall quarter)
Modules: Electrophysiology, motor systems, sensory systems
Dr. Scott Chandler teaches the first module. He is a ?-year-old electrophysiologist that loves the subject. He gives you a thicc course reader that contains all the information that you need for his module; you don’t even have to attend lecture, although you’ll want to, because he’s absolutely adorable. He is, however, pretty inflexible in his manner of teaching; you may have to get someone else to explain a concept to you if his office hours don’t do the trick. This is the most hard-science you’ll get in the core classes; it feels like chemistry and physics are haunting you. It’s all chemical and electrical gradients and equations.
Dr. Stephanie White teaches the second module. She’s the chair of the IDP and is married to another member of the neuro faculty. She does research with songbirds, and will use any opportunity to show you bird data. It’s super cute. This module focuses on motor systems – how your motor neurons are organized and how they communicate to your body. You’ll talk about brain structures, nerve structures, and individual neuronal rhythms.
Dr. Natik Piri teaches the last module, sensory systems. I found this one the coolest of the three, but it is also ironically the one I did the worst on. He discusses all five normally discussed senses, plus proprioception and pain. There’s more memorization in his section than in the other two; focus on pathways when you’re studying.
101B – talk chemical to me (offered every winter quarter)
Modules: development, (membrane structures??), (interneural communication?)
If I’m being honest, I don’t remember this class that well. I was in a bad place mental healthwise winter quarter of my junior year, and I was kind of in a fugue state the whole time. Oops.
Dr. Josh Trachtenberg (sp?) teaches the first module – development. THIS STUFF IS SUPER SUPER COOL. It’s how the brain and nervous system develop, and he covers every level of it – from the structures down to the signaling molecules. Trachtenberg is super deadpan about everything, which can be really funny.
Dr. Walter Babiec teaches the second and the third module – that’s part of my confusion with the subject matter. Since there was no professor transition it’s not as easy for me to remember what was taught in which section. We learned about different kinds of receptors and channels in his first module, and about neurotransmitters and electrical signaling in the last module. He’s this wild-haired physiology guy, and when you speak with him one-on-one he’s kind of scary intense, but he’s pretty cool.
101C – Psych! (offered every spring quarter)
Modules: Motivation, learning and memory, cognition
Dr. Kate Wassum teaches motivation. This is objectively the easiest module, because it’s so classically interesting – she talks about the systems that drive addiction, want, desire, attention, you name it. For a lot of us, these are topics that got us initially interested in neuroscience. She focuses quite a bit on feeding, since a lot of this work is done in rodents and when you’re working with animals that can’t talk, food is a great motivating factor. I’m a little biased, because her work is related to the work I did in my lab, but this was my favorite module. Dr. Wassum is a great lecturer, and she gives everybody plenty of resources to learn with.
Dr. David Glanzman teaching learning and memory. This was really cool because he’s the guy that did some of the experiments that are now taught in neuro lecture halls around the world! He talks a lot about how simple forms of learning work in sea slugs, and then discusses long-term potentiation and depression (neurons that fire together wire together, that classic neuro maxim). He is less available for questions than Dr. Wassum is.
Dr. Barbara Knowlton teaches cognition. This relates quite a bit to the previous module; she starts off talking about memory and the different forms of knowledge. This was the section where you learn about learning; honestly, if this module were moved to the front of the series, maybe I would have done better overall. She discusses the different types of memory and how attention works.
And then you finish 101C, and you realize you will never take another 3 and a half week long neuroscience module again, and you feel a little empty inside.
102 – braaaaains (offered every summer and fall quarter)Neuroanatomy
Taught by Dr. Janel Lebelle and Dr. Mayumi Prins (no relation to Terry). 102 is actually just memorization of the locations and functions of brain parts. It’s a lot of information, but it is absolutely manageable. Find a partner or two and study with them. Luckily, there’s weekly quizzes in lab section that keep you on your toes. The final is cumulative with focus on the last section of the course.
I found it really rewarding to take this class after all the 101 classes. Knowing the location and appearance of these brain parts isn’t vital for the 101 series, and I thought it was really cool to learn where they were after learning what their functions were. Maybe I’m weird for thinking this. The neuro counselor will push you to take 102 early, claiming that you have to take it alongside 101A, but that is not true.
The core classes all have weekly discussion section. In the 101 classes, all discussions are on Friday and come with a quiz. You’ll also usually be assigned a paper to read before section because, like I mentioned before, neuro is a research-focused major.
Electives
Honestly, everyone takes a different set of electives. I’d recommend Dr. Chandler’s (PhySci M145 EPhys of movement), which is about the electrophysiology and channels behind muscle coordination; Dr. Correa’s (PhySci C127 neuroendocrinology of reproduction), which is about sex determination and a lot of the hormones that regulate the female reproductive system; Dr. Evans/Dr. Romero’s (Neuro C177 Neuroscience of Drug Abuse), which taught us both about general mechanisms of drugs and about their specific effects; Dr. Evans/Dr. Poe’s (Neuro M187 Neuroscience of Bias); and Music Industry M103 – it’s Thursdays 6-9pm and you just vibe with one of the music department professors about music and the brain. Perfect for a senior sick of going out every single fucking thirsty Thursday for nearly four years.
I’ve also heard great things about Dr. White’s (evolution/structure of language) and Dr. Babiec’s (I have no idea what it is but the people I know who took it loved it).
Capstone
Again for the folks in the back: neuro is a research-based major. It requires a capstone. Many people (myself included) are in neuroscience(ish) labs and do neuroscience 199 – research for credit. You can also do a 198, which is honors research and requires writing a thesis. I didn’t do honors, and I kind of regret it. If your GPA qualifies you for it, you should go for it! Two quarters of neuro 199 or 198 and you are taken care of for your research requirement.
Another option is to take an “extra” (fourth) elective and then take the lab class, Neuro 101L. Many people take more than three electives anyway, so that isn’t too much of a requirement. However, 101L is a beast. “It’s like if 14CL and 101A had a baby that wanted to kill me.” -my friend
There are also two outreach-based ways to fulfill your capstone, Project Brainstorm and DOPA-Team. I won’t pretend to know a lot about them, just that their mission seems really cool – I think they develop teaching projects for elementary (maybe middle or high? I’m unclear) schools in the area. Project Brainstorm teaches neuroscience and DOPA-Team does drug education.

I won’t kid you. Neuro is hard. It’s hard to be surrounded by some of the most brilliant people your age you’ve ever met, who are happily la-di-daing their way through these classes without a care in the world while you are fighting tooth and nail for a B+. It’s hard to have to memorize forty million names and locations and connections.
Every year, a new crop of students comes in neuroscience. And every year, a lot of them leave to other majors – psychobiology is the most popular. But those that stick around have a powerful passion to understand what makes people tick, on every level, from the molecular to the psychological. It’s worth it, because in the end you really feel like you earned your degree. And, at the risk of sounding stupid cliché, you made friends along the way. Neuroscience is a big major, but the fact that you go through the core classes together really does bond you.
I wouldn’t trade neuro for a thing. I’m going to be applying to graduate programs in neuroscience at some point in the next two years; until then, I’m working as a lab tech. I’m grateful that I got such a thorough education at UCLA.
I also completed two minors. If you’re in neuro, I’d recommend adding a minor in another topic simply to offset the barrage of hard scientific information.
Like I said at the beginning, find your people. Find your niche. Do that early, because your classes and your responsibilities will weigh on you if you wait too long.
The most important thing, though: through it all, don’t forget to relax. Have fun. You’re in LA! Go to movies, go to the theater, go to the beach and to the hills and downtown. Party. Go clubbing. Spend time with your friends. Explore your passions with outside activities. Even in a major like neuro, don’t bog yourself down with your academics. Don’t trade a good memory for a good grade. If COVID-19 taught me anything, it’s that.
Our student body is so beautiful and vibrant. We’re the optimists! (I have no idea if that ad campaign is still going, but I really liked it.) I genuinely admire nearly every person I’ve met at UCLA; everyone has a talent, even those that insist they don’t. These really are going to be some of the best years of your life. Take advantage of that.
Go Bruins!
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