44 thoughts on “Thursday’s Papers

    1. Junkface

      Agreed! China is behaving like an evil, oppressive monster with Hong Kong (breaking the 1998 deal with UK), but even worse in West China with Uighur Muslims being tortured, sterilized, brainwashed and having their families torn apart. Its the most brazen attack on human rights in full view of the world, and they don’t care! The CCP goes against everything that is good in humanity. China are already on a war footing with the western world and aggression has increased with all of its neighbours including India. EU and USA should not be openly trading with China. The democratic world needs to stand up.

        1. italia'90 Please don't mention Sweden

          Fake news Nigel.
          So far, 1 person has died in Salisbury this month with Covid.
          That’s 100% more people died in Salisbury from Covid than Novichok,
          the most deadly nerve agent ever manufactured.
          How is that even possible?

          Unless of course, it is all fake news.
          That’s a big IF carrying that statement from the NSC and doing all the heavy lifting, for nefarious reasons obviously.

          About as believable as Taliban fighters needing extra cash incentive to kill an enemy who invaded their country, right?

          I suppose it is always easier to fool people, than it is to convince them. What do you hope to gain from this mission Nigel?

          1. Nigel

            Right now my mission is to use The Nefarious If as a villain in a children’s book.

          2. italia'90 Please don't mention Sweden

            A book about how US internet bots use comment sections on popular sites to agitate and push for, support and then defend the killing of hundreds of thousands of children around the world! Foreword by Nigel Chickenhawk

            “It was always going to be tough to find an ending to this year, so war with China sounds like it has potential” Frankie Boyle

          3. Nigel

            So because you think someone somewhere is trying to start a war with China we have to pretend they aren’t violating human rights all over the place?

          4. Junkface

            That’s right @Italia 90 everything is made up. Nothing is really going on with China, nothing is going on with Putin in Russia, nothing is going on in Afghanistan.

            We have hidden camera footage inside concentration camps in west China, we have hundreds of terrified exiled Uighurs in Turkey telling their stories of torture, brainwashing, and separation from families to journalists daily.

            You’re not a Qanon type person are you?

          5. italia'90 Please don't mention Sweden

            Where did I say that?
            Is this the only tactic you have?
            You seem to use it a lot around here I’ve noticed.

          6. Junkface

            @Italia 90 Sorry my mistake. Must have been someone else. I don’t think I’ve mentioned Qanon before, unless it was a post about them. Nevermind

  1. Tommy Bohan

    Yesterday they had Kate Middleton on front page, today Harry & Megan. Also who is Gregg Wallace? Yeah the so called “Irish” Daily Mail is like a paper you’d buy in middle England!! I really can’t understand their logic. Their sales have collapsed, can’t the see the reasons why?

  2. GiggidyGoo

    I see our ‘Media’ have steered away from the Roderic O’Gorman story (so far anyway).

      1. GiggidyGoo

        Or a priest.
        It’s being talked about all over in normal conversation (as distinct from being read about). It’s notable that not one of the MSM have taken an interest. They did, of course, photograph and comment on Eamon Ryan dancing in his bare feet during a pride parade. That’s the height of journalism in the MSM.
        Is it any wonder that sales have fallen, and that websites such as The Journal and The Indo are doing so badly that they’re begging for people to buy their wares? Memo to them: Start doing your job and you might reap some rewards.

        1. bisted

          …a priest…are you serious…no group benefited more from the omerta that existed in this country than religious…decades of abuse by these institutionalised perverts was routinely covered up…and continues to be…

  3. Frank

    If kids don’t go back to school in September my Covid payment will have to be topped up to reflect the additional work me and the missus are doing for the Dept. of Education

    1. dav

      why would you make a comment that would invite anger and ridicule of employees of the dept of education, I wonder?

  4. bisted

    …a priest…are you serious…no group benefited more from the omerta that existed in this country than religious…decades of abuse by these institutionalised perverts was routinely covered up…and continues to be…

  5. Johnny

    Reported US coronavirus deaths:

    Mar. 1: 2 deaths
    Apr. 1: 4,780 deaths
    May 1: 64,943 deaths
    Jun. 1: 105,430 deaths
    July 1: 128,061 deaths

    If it continues at 1,000 a day dead we will be at 200,000 dead by end summer, its unfathonable,no sign of life returning to any semblance of normality for months.We have wasted trillion over last few months, most new cases are in states that voted R and opened early or never really closed,Texas,Florida and Arizona.

    1. Johnny

      Arizona,with 7 million people, is reporting as many new cases per day as the European Union, with 446 million.

      For me the best coverage has been at Stat News:
      https://www.statnews.com/tag/coronavirus/

      Its July 4th weekend,the mid point of summer,American universities are scheduled to start in a few weeks…

        1. Johnny

          I don’t really know SOQ as other than coworkers it does not affect me, but NY schools closed for the summer,I think most them would be for summer, its state by state in Fall.

          The divide or income inequality is evident with most private colleges moving towards opening,state ones not so.Fee paying schools and colleges will reopen as they can afford testing and PPE public ones not so..

          Colleges I’d know as I have a few interns on my team….

          https://www.wgbh.org/news/education/2020/07/01/shift-towards-a-blend-of-online-and-classroom-learning-exposes-higher-eds-divides

          ps-more cases over 50,000 yesterday in US than in Netherlands since this began.

    2. f_lawless

      Johnny,
      “If it continues at 1,000 a day dead we will be at 200,000 dead by end summer”. What are you basing that on?.. because it seems to me more like gratuitous fearmongering.

      The fact is that the Covid death rate in the US is in rapid decline. Even the statistics you quote there indicate that. Haven’t you paused to consider why there has been a recent shift in focus in the US media from “deaths” over to “new cases”?

      I think Ron Paul puts it well in this article.:
      http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2020/june/29/the-media-is-lying-about-the-second-wave/

      ‘The “death count” was always the headline.

      But then all of a sudden early in June the mainstream media did a George Orwell and lectured us that it is all about “cases” and has always been all about “cases.” Death, and especially infection fatality rate, were irrelevant. Why? Because from the peak in April, deaths had decreased by 90 percent and were continuing to crash. That was not terrifying enough so the media pretended this good news did not exist.

      With massive increases in testing, the “case” numbers climbed. This is not rocket science: the more people you test the more “cases” you discover.

      ..Unfortunately our mainstream media is only interested in pushing the “party line.” So the good news that millions more have been exposed while the fatality rate continues to decline – meaning the virus is getting weaker – is buried under hysterical false reporting of “new cases.'”…

      ..In Texas the ‘second wave’ propaganda has gotten so bad that the leaders of the four major hospitals in Houston took the extraordinary step late last week of holding a joint press conference to clarify that the scare stories of Houston hospitals being overwhelmed with Covid cases are simply untrue.’

        1. SOQ

          The CoVid-19 death rate in the US IS in rapid decline bisted- do try to keep up dear?

          1. f_lawless

            @bisted

            What do you hope to achieve by this low-grade trolling?

            It’s not healthy.

          2. f_lawless

            These unprecedented times are leaving us increasingly susceptible to mental health issues. Is there maybe a family member or friend you could reach out to?

      1. Johnny

        -hang in there,its only hitting the care facilities now, two week time lag in south.

        “..identified 54,000 Covid-19 deaths in long-term care facilities among patients and staff (the breakdown between the two groups is not given). This represents a staggering 43% of all Covid-19 deaths in the US, a proportion similar to what was previously reported from France.”

        https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/02/opinions/steady-death-rate-covid-19-infections-spike-sepkowitz/index.html

      2. johnny

        I enjoy your contrarian views, who really knows on covid,its new the data is cloudy still, lockdowns seem have worked in NY-we bent the curve,Fla,Az,Tx opened early…
        We will find out-mortality rate spike two weeks out maybe three.

  6. Charger Salmons

    ‘ello,’ello,’ello.
    What have we here then ? This looks interesting.

    ” A top-secret communications system – Encrochat- relied on by organised criminals to trade drugs and firearms has been “successfully penetrated” resulting in over 700 arrests & the dismantling of “dozens” of crime networks, the National Crime Agency says.
    ” NCA says 77 firearms, more than two tonnes of drugs and £54 million in suspect cash has been seized following “biggest and most significant” law enforcement operation in UK. Officers are said to have prevented people being “murdered” and intervened in over 200 “threats to life”
    ” Met Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick, whose force made 132 of the arrests and seized £13.3 million in cash, described it as a “game changer..We will be disrupting organised criminal networks as a result of these operations for weeks and months and possibly years to come.
    ” Encrochat has 60,000 subscribers, inc 10,000 in UK. But after a four-year investigation, the NCA says a team of experts in France and Netherlands infiltrated the platform enabling messages to be analysed by police. The Encrochat servers – based in France – have now been shut down ”
    @DannyShawBBC

    I wonder if any of the Kinehan/Hutch lot came up on the radar ?

  7. Johnny

    For Clinton/Epstein watchers..
    “BIG NEWS: Sources — Ghislaine Maxwell is in custody. Arrested on charges in the Southern District of NY. Story soon.” h/t Miami Herald

    1. Nigel

      Oh boy the ‘she’s gonna suicide’ jokes will write themselves. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over and

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