19 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Papers

  1. GiggidyGoo

    So, will the Repro be making frantic phone calls to Google and Ryanair to tell them that they have it all wrong – that this virus isn’t serious and to stop making such childish decisions?
    Will the Bean Savage suffer from desperately missing the fry-ups from his beloved Little Chefs on the motorways of blighty, and come hurrying out to attempt to troll?
    Tune in shortly.

    1. ReproBertie

      Why would I tell anyone not to take the HSE guidelines seriously? You’re the one who has an issue with how the HSE is handling the situation.

      Ryanair’s decision was taken because the numbers to justify the flights are not there, but you knew that, right?

      1. italia'90

        You’re Iiving rent free in the mind of a master debater – you’re work here is done!

        1. ReproBertie

          It’s kinda creepy they way he twists a news item into something completely different just so he can post about me.

          1. italia'90

            It’s a bit Iike wrestling with a pig
            You both get covered in mud, but the pig Iikes it :)

            His debating styIe reminds me of the caricature in the next thread

            [A Tremendous PIan]

          2. GiggidyGoo

            .Somehow I’d take the word of an a actual professional over the word of Repro, who replies on WhatsApp messaging for local information, or someone with Ital.. in their name.

            “Professor John Oxford, a virologist based in the UK, told RTÉ’s Today with Sean O’Rourke that with infection you cannot sit around and take chances while keeping your fingers crossed.

            He said Covid-19 “needs to be taken a bit more seriously” in Ireland despite there only being one case so far.”

          3. ReproBertie

            Yesterday you were scoffing at me using the HSE website for information. I’m pretty sure that information comes from actual professionals.

          4. GiggidyGoo

            No, I was scoffing at you for trusting the HSE. There’s a big difference between putting up correct information that is generalized and is correct, and withholding pertinent information. If you can’t get a handle on that, then work away with your HSE general information and that of your WhatsApp group.

            picture this as, say a band of weather coming to us, forecast by professionals….

            ‘Tomorrow tuesday, will be bright but turning grey with thunder and lightning, showers of hail sleet and snow, flooding, 160km/h winds, with ferries cancelled and aircraft grounded’

            And Met Eireann then gave a weather forecast as ‘Tuesday will be bright, but may turn grey with some rain’

            Would you say that Met Eireann we’re giving all of the information? That’s the equivalent of the HSE.

          5. ReproBertie

            The HSE gave out all the information needed to keep people safe while trying to avoid a panic. Sadly there are enough doom merchants like yourself out there that the panic spread anyway. You must be proud.

            “The sky is falling! The sky is falling”

          6. GiggidyGoo

            There wasn’t a panic when the location became known. Why are you suggesting that there is panic now? I don’t see any reported. Is it the WhatsApp group?

          7. ReproBertie

            You haven’t a clue Chicken Licken. There was a panic among people in the area who had no connection or chance of connection with the patient as soon as the identity of the school got out. That sense of panic has spread to the point that activities are being cancelled in the area based on fear and panic alone.

            As it happens yes, there are a lot of people in WhatsApp groups that are extremely concerned based on nonsense they are reading on the internet. I don’t know why you think me having local insider knowledge about what’s going on in the area somehow makes it less true. Were you at the meeting for parents of students in the school last night? Have you had texts from your local GAA club about training being cancelled due to Covid-19 being in the area? Anything about music lessons being cancelled or drama groups cancelling trips to schools in the area due to their fears about Covid-19? There’s plenty of over the top reaction and panic in the area thanks to idiots hyping this up to be much more than it is.

            Maybe you’d like the HSE to put all that information on their website as well.

            “The sky is falling! The sky is falling!”

    2. GiggidyGoo

      Get a room lads.
      In the meantime, Repro is slowly coming around to admitting that the coronavirus itself is serious. It’ll eventually sink in that guidelines from the likes of the HSE instead of actual dispensing actual relevant information is fooling no-one.
      As for the panic that Repro alluded to earlier if the HSE were to give out location information – well the location is now known. Wheres the panic? Instead of panic, people are now taking more precautions than what they did when the location information wasn’t known.
      So, yes, the HSE needs to start being proactive with the supply of actual real information as regards locations so that people can react and protect themselves.

      1. ReproBertie

        A drama group from Galway has cancelled it’s planned trip to primary schools over 1km away from the school at the centre of the one case of Covid-19 and Chicken Licken here thinks there’s no panic over this.

        The virus is being treated seriously, as it has been from day one but it’s still not a serious threat to the vast majority of people on this island, no matter what Karen on FaceBook says.

        1. GiggidyGoo

          Sorry Repro, I’m not on facebook. WhatsApp groups cause problems if your posts are to be taken as what goes on in them.
          I wouldn’t call what you say above as being panic. Look up the definition.
          I’d call it being sensible. You see, some kids in the primary school more than likely have family members in the secondary school. Better to be safe than sorry.
          Apart from dancing around the word ‘serious’, can you give a straight answer to the question…
          Is the Coronavirus a serious threat.
          A yes or no answers that question.

          1. ReproBertie

            I answered your simpleton’s question yesterday Chicken Licken.

            I presume you, Henny Penny and Turkey Lurkey are on lockdown in the hen house since you believe the threat is so serious. Better safe than sorry, right?

  2. some old queen

    After this attempted invasion into Greece we may actually be witnessing a change in EU policy. Statements like ‘defending the EU border’ is way more military than humanitarian. Erdogan’s motivation is to blackmail the EU into supporting his strategy in Syria but it may end up with other EU forces joining the Greeks on their border.

    MSM is still pushing the old narrative however with near all pictures of women and children except if the video footage on social media is anything to go by, it appears to be near all men of fighting age- including about 500 let out of prison.

  3. Charger Salmons

    US Federal Reserve cuts benchmark interest rate by 0.5 percentage points to combat any economic slowdown from coronavirus.
    If you have a few bob it might be worth a punt in the surging equity markets.

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