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Kevin Vickers: Action hero
« on: May 26, 2016, 11:40:44 »
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Re: Kevin Vickers: Action hero
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2016, 12:57:46 »
You can take the man out of the guardian role ...
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Re: Kevin Vickers: Action hero
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2016, 14:37:55 »
I like that they're identifying Michael Zehaf-Bibeau for what he was, an Islamic Terrorist.  Unlike the scores of fuckwits here in Canada who seem to believe there is no such beast.

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Re: Kevin Vickers: Action hero
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2016, 16:43:19 »
Given the location of his tackle, I must commend the irony of his being an Irish-descendant who was Miramichi, New Brunswick, born and raised.

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Re: Kevin Vickers: Action hero
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2016, 06:59:27 »
An interesting angle, from a group supporting a couple of chaps in jail for killing a Northern Ireland cop ...
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Campaigners for Justice for the Craigavon Two are to protest tonight outside the Canadian embassy in Dublin after a supporter was physically tackled at a event for British soldiers killed in the 1916 rebellion.

Last Thursday the Canadian Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers intervened when Brian Murphy decided to stage a one man protest at the event at the Grangegorman Military Cemetery.

Brian Murphy is a member of the Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association was wearing a T-shirt in support of the Craigavon Two, Brendan McConville and John Paul Wootton were convicted of the murder of PSNI officer Stephen Carroll.

Constable Carroll was was (sic.) dead in Craigavon in 2009 as he responded to a 999 call.

A statement from the campaign group Justice for the Craigavon Two stated: “Last Thursday the Canadian Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers wrongly interrupted our protest highlighting the case of the Craigavon 2 who have spent seven years in prison. We will now highlight their case at the Canadian embassy in Dublin ( 7 Wilton Terrace Dublin 2) on Monday 30th May at 7pm.” ...
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Re: Kevin Vickers: Action hero
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2016, 10:32:04 »
Meanwhile the Irish take on it.. [:D

http://www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/brendan-oconnor/shock-as-two-people-do-something-34754808.html
Good one!!!!!!!

I'm intrigued by this from an unnamed (Irish gov't?) source:
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... "Vickers has form in this department," said one senior source, "Everyone knows he took decisive action in the Canadian House of Commons in 2014. So the question now has to be how was this man even allowed into the country in the first place. Secondly, why was it not explained to him that this is not how we do things here? The gardai would have got to the protester eventually. There was no need to act so quickly." ...
Interesting tea leaves to read re:  the world view of whoever group (bureaucrat?  diplomat?  politician?  political staffer?) this mystery person belongs to.
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Re: Kevin Vickers: Action hero
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2016, 10:37:57 »
Good one!!!!!!!

I'm intrigued by this from an unnamed (Irish gov't?) source:Interesting tea leaves to read re:  the world view of whoever group (bureaucrat?  diplomat?  politician?  political staffer?) this mystery person belongs to.
When my wife and I visited Ireland, we were struck by a widely expressed attitude that the Spanish word mañana indicated a sense of hectic urgency missing from the Irish national character.

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Re: Kevin Vickers: Action hero
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2016, 12:44:16 »
When my wife and I visited Ireland, we were struck by a widely expressed attitude that the Spanish word mañana indicated a sense of hectic urgency missing from the Irish national character.

Unless it involves the Church, drinking or fighting, of course :)
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Re: Kevin Vickers: Action hero
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2016, 12:47:29 »
When my wife and I visited Ireland, we were struck by a widely expressed attitude that the Spanish word mañana indicated a sense of hectic urgency missing from the Irish national character.
That IS interesting - and elegantly put.

In Italy, if someone sleeps in, they still say (loosely translated), "I pulled a Spaniard."
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Re: Kevin Vickers: Action hero
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2016, 12:52:53 »
Unless it involves the Church, drinking or fighting, of course :)

The Irish action word:  English!
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Re: Kevin Vickers: Action hero
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2016, 01:02:23 »
The Irish action word:  English!

And if there happen to be no English within striking distance, it's OK to have a go at your mates. Nothing personal, of course...
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Re: Kevin Vickers: Action hero
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2016, 17:31:35 »
And if there happen to be no English within striking distance, it's OK to have a go at your mates. Nothing personal, of course...

Just keeping the hand in.
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Re: Kevin Vickers: Action hero
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2017, 07:05:23 »
Bumped with a bit of the latest from the legal sausage machine ...
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A PROTESTER WHO was wrestled by the Canadian Ambassador at a 1916 commemoration ceremony in Dublin has been given a chance to avoid a criminal record.

Brian Murphy publicly apologised today in his bid to have his recorded conviction for a public order offence overturned. Judge James O’Donohue said he would be given the Probation Act if he donated €900 to charity and apologised to the garda who arrested him. Judge O’Donohue also suggested he write a letter of apology to Canadian ambassador Kevin Vickers.

Youth club manager Murphy, 48, of Newcastle Manor, Newcastle, Dublin, interrupted a televised 1916 commemoration service for members of the British army, held at Grangegorman military cemetery on 26 May last year ...
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Re: Kevin Vickers: Action hero
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2017, 09:32:32 »
1916? Or 2016?
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Re: Kevin Vickers: Action hero
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2017, 09:50:39 »
1916? Or 2016?

1916 - The Easter Rising commemoration.
Stop assuming I'm a man!

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Re: Kevin Vickers: Action hero
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2017, 10:35:34 »
1916 - The Easter Rising commemoration.
Ok...
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Re: Kevin Vickers: Action hero
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2017, 15:09:45 »
1916? Or 2016?
Of the former, during the latter ...
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Re: Kevin Vickers: Action hero
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2017, 15:47:20 »
Of the former, during the latter ...

That's deep...
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Re: Kevin Vickers: Action hero
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2017, 17:05:13 »
Of the former, during the latter ...
Ok that makes sence
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Re: Kevin Vickers: Action hero
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2019, 08:07:36 »
Bumped with the latest on what Kevin Vickers has been up to ...
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t appears there will be some competition for Kevin Vickers, the former House of Commons sergeant-at-arms seeking the leadership of New Brunswick's Liberal party.

A senior party official confirmed Friday that one other person has applied to become a candidate, though party rules prevent identifying applicants until they are approved by a committee.

Hailed as a hero for helping to end the 2014 attack on Parliament Hill, Vickers was the first candidate to officially enter the race two weeks ago.

 Rene Ephestion, leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Multicultural Inclusion Commission, has also expressed his interest in seeking the leadership -- but he could not be reached for comment.

The deadline for submitting applications and a $20,000 entrance fee was Friday at 4:30 p.m.

The next step is a formal vetting process by a green-light committee, which could take more than a week to complete. A leadership convention has been scheduled for June 21-22 in Saint John.

Vickers issued a statement Friday saying he is looking forward to speaking with Liberals "about a new path forward."

He has drafted a five-point plan that calls for growing the province's economy and population, improving health care, "transforming" education, ensuring environmental protection and making sure provincial finances are well managed.

His statement also took a shot at the governing Conservative party, led by Premier Blaine Higgs.

"With this year's provincial budget, we saw the finance minister raise his hands in despair against the economic and demographic headwinds that New Brunswick faces," Vickers said.

"We've also seen no provincial action on climate change, despite the fact that we're a year removed from record flooding in key parts of the province."

Vickers, who also served as Canada's ambassador to Ireland, has acknowledged spending many years away from the province, but he has also focused on his deep roots in New Brunswick ...
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Re: Kevin Vickers: Action hero
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2019, 11:46:18 »
Not an exceptionally good time to leap into politics carrying the grit banner.
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Re: Kevin Vickers: Action hero
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2019, 15:59:41 »
Not an exceptionally good time to leap into politics carrying the grit banner.

I disagree. The former Premier has resigned and is out of the picture, the leadership race thus far only has one other candidate, and Ambassador Vickers is in his 60's, so he can't wait forever. This may be an ideal time to run for leadership of the NB Liberal Party.