Well. The left will have to put Brendon McCullum on the hate list now

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Face of the day

-humans of Dublin facebook page

-humans of Dublin facebook page

Today’s face of the day is an un-named Dublin Father who has a story that sadly will be familiar to many of our readers.

“I have three children; me and their mum separated five years ago and she has recently decided with her new partner that the kids don’t need their father anymore. In the last six months I’ve been fighting for the access I’ve always had. I’ve just been ousted by my ex, the courts have also ousted me and heavily lean in favour of mums… People think that it’s fine for the family court to operate behind closed doors, but it’s not, it’s a social scandal… There’s no consistency. I know people who have committed crimes or had drug problems and they get to see their kids more often than I do. I just want to see my kids, and they want to see me… I’m sure I’m not the only one in these shoes. People talk about equal rights but they must highlight the fact there’s nothing even close to equal rights in the family courts…”

-Human’s of Dublin Facebook

Word of the day

The word for today is…

cacoethes (noun) – An irresistible compulsion; a mania.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “Itch for doing something,” 1560s, from Latinized form of Greek kakoethes “ill-habit, wickedness, itch for doing (something),” from kakos “bad” + ethe- “disposition, character”.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 27

18 As workers who tend a fig tree are allowed to eat the fruit, so workers who protect their employer’s interests will be rewarded.

Thursday nightCap

Someone overcooks the “what is the single most important thing to know?” question

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Today’s Trivia

FOOTLOOSE, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow, Frances Lee McCain, Lori Singer, 1984, © Paramount /

Welcome to Daily Trivia. There is a game to play here. The photo above relates to one of the items below. The first reader to correctly tell us in the comments what item the photo belongs to, and why, gets bragging rights. Sometimes they are obvious, other times the obvious answer is the decoy. Can you figure it out tonight?

Google uses camels to map the desert. (Source)

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A country we care about so little…

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Plausible

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