25 thoughts on “On A Scale Of 0 To 10

  1. Sullery

    Pretty depressing that the environment is still more or less a side issue for nearly all parties. The supposed trade-off between a healthy environment and a healthy economy is completely false.

    1. Andy

      Well, given almost every decent sized housing development proposed in Ireland is subject to a raft of objections (from all the usual PBP/AAA’s etc but also from FG, FF, & independents) it would appear that most people either (i) are super fans of protecting the environment or (ii) don’t like new things or people..

      That includes all the objections to Trump’s wall in the West which is actually required to protect the coast there. But you know, Trump is Trump so to hell with the coast just to spite him.

      Same with objections to nearly all windmill projects, the Eirgrid pylon plan, the Poolbeg incinerator etc etc. They may not look nice, but from an environmental perspective they are better than (i) & (ii) having localised small inefficient carbon fueled power stations, (ii) exporting our rubbish or sticking it into the ground.

      1. Zuppy International

        Windpower is a load of hot air.

        “Wind energy was abandoned well over a hundred years ago, as it was totally inconsistent with our burgeoning more modern needs of power, even in the late 1800s. When we throw the switch, we expect that the lights will go on — 100% of the time. It’s not possible for wind energy, by itself, to ever do this, which is one of the main reasons it was relegated to the dust bin of antiquated technologies (along with such other inadequate sources like horse power).”


  2. Turgenev

    Not really an either/or. For instance, protected cycle lanes provided a 400% rise in profit for Seattle shops.

      1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        @ De Kool T;

        You should structure your sentences betterer.
        I had visions of stoners crashing into each other on bicycles, outside shops that sold chocolate and crisps.

        You should’ve said:
        It could ALSO be linked to…etc.

        Yes I am.

  3. bisted

    …it is a sad irony that one of the most damaging blows to the environmental cause in Ireland has been dealt by those who set themselves up as its custodian. The hapless greens held the balance of power yet did nothing…in fairness though, they did prop up the government that screwed economic growth…

      1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        In fairness though, when your dog is having a better sex-life than you since he was two years old, and you’RE finally in a position to do something about it, YOU DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

  4. brownbull

    does the scoring matrix taking account of how much a politicla party’s funding originates in illicit diesel laundering?

  5. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

    Seriously, I don’t understand the graph above.
    To do so would necessitate a modicum of effort.

    I was wondering…
    …is it worth it?

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      I’d like to have a nice day.
      What doesn’t actually hit me won’t hurt me.

      Let’s leave it at that, okay?

        1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq


          I don’t understand why you lot are so scared of me.
          We could have fun together.

          Think of me as your MAD uncle, the one with lots of children he never met.
          (The ‘uncle’ you never met, so to speak.)
          – Don’t be afraid of me. I could be your Dad.

          Your Ma loves me, but I’ve been down that channel before.
          It was not fruiticious.
          I’m lactose-intolerant meself, but yer Ma…

      1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        @ DubLoony

        That’s EXACTLY what I was asking.
        I just do it more subversibly, and ridicule them in the process.

        AND have a laugh..
        You know yourself.

  6. Mé Féin

    Two things:
    1. Sez who?
    2. The people who most support environmentalism, and were actually in government to do so, opted not to. (The stupid Greens)

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