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#1    Mistydawn

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:26 AM

"Sean Quinn's dramatic fall from grace as Ireland's  richest man is down to the fairies...

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:23 PM

That is a phenomenal amount of money to lose, it's mind-boggling!


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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:42 PM

Seems to me bad business decisions had more to do with his downfall than bad luck from moving a tomb 20 years ago. He still should not have moved it though, whoever thinks they have the right to disturb a historical site deserves the whatever bad happens.


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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:43 PM

I wish I had billions to blow. :cry:


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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:47 PM

Unless the fairy's name was "Greed", I'd be exonerating the fairies for this one.


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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:56 PM

Quite a number of stories from Ireland regarding companies and their workers coming to bad ends for disturbing fairy mounds and the like. Some stories are too hard to die even as the world moves on. Bless the old timers who still believe.

One unrelated study revealed that those who believe in bad luck from Asian cultures will have worse health than those who do not. It doesn't matter if superstition is true or not, just believing or not has results, and that is real.


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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:56 PM

He should sue the fairys lol

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:15 PM

Don't F with the fairies, they will get you in the end. :clap:

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:51 PM

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 02:32 PM

Tidy, at least he got to smash a couple of billion againts the wall

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 02:57 PM

I wasn't going to share this, but after reading the article, I just have to. My grandfather was with his parents (he was a baby at the time) when they left Ireland in the late 1800s. Folklore was a huge part of his childhood. When I was eight years old, I came home from a walk in the woods and told my parents and grandparents, who were visiting us at the time, that I had heard odd music--something like a flute or pipes--during my walk. My grandpop said, "It was the fairies, honey. You are part fairy, so you will always know when they are nearby even if others can't. And they will always protect you."

I have cherished those words my entire life, and they lead me to one of my principal hobbies, which is the study of the folklore of Ireland and the British isles. (I hope to go back to college some day and get an advanced degree in folklore studies.)

I relate this because my more open-minded (and perhaps whimsical) side can't help but feel that Sean Quinn really did bring about his bad luck by moving that tomb.

Or maybe I'm just a romantic who wants to believe that there truly is magic in this world.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:56 PM

Guys like that have Millions in hidden accounts, and I don't consider $15,000 in your bank account ruined by any sense of the word. Many people would consider that quite wealthy. If faires wanted to ruin him, he be drunk on a street corner.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:44 PM

View PostSeeker79, on 19 July 2012 - 04:56 PM, said:

Guys like that have Millions in hidden accounts, and I don't consider $15,000 in your bank account ruined by any sense of the word. Many people would consider that quite wealthy. If faires wanted to ruin him, he be drunk on a street corner.


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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:43 AM

Well, I guess no one expected the old goat to blame himself now did they? Billionaires, especially superstitious ones, could only fail if a supernatural force was behind it I guess. :unsure2:

But the poor fairies, always getting a bad wrap. This was clearly a rouge sock gnome's doing.

Edited by Framling, 20 July 2012 - 05:43 AM.


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Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:49 AM

View Postlizzieboo, on 19 July 2012 - 02:57 PM, said:

I wasn't going to share this, but after reading the article, I just have to. My grandfather was with his parents (he was a baby at the time) when they left Ireland in the late 1800s. Folklore was a huge part of his childhood. When I was eight years old, I came home from a walk in the woods and told my parents and grandparents, who were visiting us at the time, that I had heard odd music--something like a flute or pipes--during my walk. My grandpop said, "It was the fairies, honey. You are part fairy, so you will always know when they are nearby even if others can't. And they will always protect you."
Which of your ancestors were the fairy?





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