172 thoughts on “August Bank Holiday Papers

    1. GiggidyGoo

      TERRY ‘ “ If you come here, you’ll find no mass grave, no evidence that children were ever so buried, and a local police force casting their eyes to heaven and saying “Yeah, a few bones were found – but this was an area where Famine victims were buried”. PRONE. Rhymes with Zappone.

          1. GiggidyGoo

            You’re not making much sense. Repeating ‘So?’ doesn’t give a great insight into your thoughts.

          2. sidhe

            did you read the letter fully?

            she’s referencing Prone’s dismissive use of ‘So?’ at the end of one of the paragraphs

          3. Vanessanelle

            Maybe you’re too narrow minded and belligerent @Git
            And aggressively reactive to anything I post

            Perhaps if you bothered to follow that link
            You would have found a letter from Terry Prone (Mrs) on behalf of the so called Sisters of whatever

            There you would have found the origin of So?

            And if you paid even more attention – rather than rare up like a Hogget Ram at this time of the year
            You would have noticed that So?
            Is a frequent response of mine to anything addressing Terry Prone

          4. Vanessanelle

            You may have noticed that you quoted the same letter
            And indeed from the same paragraph yourself

            But I’m very familiar with the reaction
            So no harm done

            Have a good one

          5. GiggidyGoo

            Ah sure you’re not averse to receiving the odd leathering yourself now Charger. Even as recently as yesterday? At least the two of us are prepared to apologize.

          6. Charger Salmons

            There’s something not quite right about two women fighting anyway.
            You’re the gentler sex for a reason.

          7. Mary (Never) Wong

            That was beautiful Vanessa
            You can leather me anytime
            Especially in a latex number

          8. Vanessanelle

            With due respect to all concerned

            @Git
            Please don’t ever assume you speak for me, nor allow yourself think I was apologising to you. Consider it a pat on the back – if you must

            And Charage, both you and I have come across each before, out and about like, here and there
            I’ll only speak for myself, the late Frilly, MGG, Porky Kweeve, HOTD – yeah yeah so
            And you know full well I don’t deserve your condescending mocking faux sexist pig Gentler Sex
            Least Not here – of all the places you and I have been known to fester

            Sorry now I bothered breaking my fast

          9. Brother Barnabas

            not surprised you want it to continue – first bit of passion you’ve experienced from a woman since the 1950s

          10. Charger Salmons

            The funny thing is I haven’t the foggiest idea what or who she is talking about.
            Not a Scooby.
            She must have been at the cooking sherry.

          11. GiggidyGoo

            @Nessie.
            What are you on about? Where did the “Please don’t ever assume you speak for me,” come from, or what are you referring to?
            Maybe you’re too aggressive or narrow-minded? Not everything is about you.

          12. Vanessanelle

            Ah sure you’re not averse to receiving the odd leathering yourself now Charger. Even as recently as yesterday? At least the two of us are prepared to apologize

            Your own words – Emphasis mine
            Then please be exactly explicit about who the two of us are are

          13. Mary (Never) Wong

            Man labels woman overtly aggressive, disagreeable and self-absorbed.

            Refers to her as monster who lives in lake

          14. Mary (Never) Wong

            I hang on to your every utterance Giggidy.
            You know that!
            I live to read your always dazzling insights, marvel at your erudition and sing, yes, I loudly sing, your
            mellow syllables out loud like no-one’s there.

          15. Vanessanelle

            Well then
            Ah sure you’re not averse to receiving the odd leathering yourself now Charger. Even as recently as yesterday? At least the two of us are prepared to apologize.

            Makes absolutely no sense
            At all

            And let me be clear
            Before you double down again
            I read less that a half the threads here

            You clearly replied to my first post here in days
            With a short tempered sneer
            I provided you a reference
            You swung again

            A few third parties rowed in
            And now it becomes about Charage apologising over on an old old News papers thread

            Get help for yourself Git

            In the time between my last post, and this, I did a few laps of the bay in a pinkish twilight, and I’ve walked the beach with the dog,
            Hitting the Hot Tub now, then grabbing a shower

            So take your time to get a gript
            Of yourself

            Night all

          16. GiggidyGoo

            Well Nessie you’ve just shown (once again mind you), your true unadulterated colours.
            All about you eh?
            I haven’t replied to one of your own created threads for months. You choose to reply to mine. I make a mistake, and apologize for it.

            But you? Charger isn’t too far off with the cooking sherry comment I’d think. I’m glad I didn’t travel the M11 today.

            Maybe we should meet to sort out our differences – maybe at a hotel on a roundabout, but not on a weekend night – eh? You can wear a tee shirt with some bold italic text art emblazoned on it so that it’s easy to identify you. Or maybe bring a slideshow? Or a Joe Dolan recording of “ Its you, it’s you it’s you”

            Get lost in other words.

        1. Vanessanelle

          Would you ever grow up and take responsibility

          You took a swing at me
          And then in your haste to land another you deliberately ignored the source – of what was also your own quote

          Like as if using it/ parsing it was ok for you
          But not for me ?
          That makes you an ignorant thug

          But I believe it’s Your chauvinism that’s your blind spot
          Nothing strange or odd about that
          Plenty of ye here
          And I’m sure Charage will help you out with it
          He must be thrilled you plugged his own sorries anyway
          You’re a slug going back over your own slimy trail

          This isn’t about me at all
          Take a screen break for yourself
          And find there’s more to life and a Bank Holiday weekend
          Go for a dip, get a bit of rumpy pumpy, have a bonfire and singsong with friends

          Meanwhile, I’m an hour off FT and a rockstar SW (9 btw) looking for some company
          So maybe one last time while I still think I’m up to it

          Cheerio
          Broadsheet

          1. Vanessanelle

            Who weeweeed in your crisps Wong?

            Broadsheet can ban me anytime they want
            And shur they didn’t hesitate to dump the Frilly Keane column
            Their gaff their rules

            Until then I’ll come and go as I please

            Try harder lads

            And just a quick state of affairs update for everyone
            9 winds are definitely too frisky for me at this hour of my life
            Maybe it’s time to take up canal boating
            Or just give in altogether and sign up for an over 50s cruise

            It awaits us all

    2. Charger Salmons

      It’s good to see the big Hula Hoops snack becoming more available in Ireland – they’re the perfect accompaniment to an early evening G&T.
      But still no sign of Twiglets and old-style pork scratchings in the shops.
      I also miss the girls coming round the East End boozers on a weekend night with baskets of whelks,cockles and seafood sticks.
      A packet of salt and vinegar Taytos isn’t quite the same.
      Good times.

    3. Charger Salmons

      Spitfire Paddy on RTE 1 now.
      The story of Irish RAF ace Brendan Finucane.
      What a man.What a hero.

    1. Mary (Never) Wong

      misogynist
      /mɪˈsɒdʒ(ə)nɪst/
      Learn to pronounce
      noun
      a person who dislikes, despises, or is strongly prejudiced against women

      Another dumbasm

      1. Cian

        You need to supply a name + address. Also a title “Mr”, “Ms” etc.
        For the gender-neutral titles you can work out sex from the name a lot of the time.

        1. GiggidyGoo

          Didn’t know that. So when you make a complaint about an ad your complaint won’t be considered unless you declare whether you’re a Mr. or a Mrs? Doubt that. In fact I’ve made a complaint to to the advertising authority without declaring what sex I am and have had it dealt with. I’d think it’s similar throughout these boards.

          1. SOQ

            Surely sex would be important in considering complaints to ads of this nature? If the sex ratio was the opposite way around, I very much doubt if it would have been taken down.

          2. GiggidyGoo

            @ Cian. There is a box on the form as it happens, to mention if you’re a Mr., Mrs etc. If you don’t fill that box in, will the form be returned to you?

          3. Cian

            No. You can choose a non gendered title like “Dr” or “Prof”. You can choose “other” and type in a title of your choice. Or choose a title of “none”.

            As I already said, if you choose a Mr or Ms they can take that as male and female. If you choose Dr and your name is Brian (or Mary) – they can guess you are male (or female).

            The ones that put in a genderless title (or no title) and a genderless name (E.g Pat, Terry) are the only ones that you can’t classify.

    2. Janet, dreams of big guns

      it’s almost as if wemon are educated to hate their bodies, think their periods are dirty and embarrassing and ought to be kept secret, I bet those wemon were all above a certain age, the same kind you wouldn’t be able to ask their partner to but sanitary products for them etc

          1. Johnny Green

            …as a long time reader,amazing how you managed avoid commenting,its the sheer in your face mendacity and disingenuous hiding, the constant name changes,do you really think people are that stupid..yeah oh hi first time on here…your fingers must have be twitching the whole time,unless say like you had a different log in to troll under…but its your first time commenting so…
            i can guess if you like based on your many prior troll user names…..so long this one ?

  1. Charger Salmons

    The Examiner reports that the Defence Forces are short of critical staff.
    Surely there must someone left who can wave the white flag ?

    1. Joe F

      For someone who claims to be English old boy, your English isn’t that great. Read that last sentence of yours, you clown!

    2. Praetorian.

      Nine tours overseas on UN/EUFOR service over twenty one years to places where the Brits usually left a mess.
      Anchors…with a W.

      1. Charger Salmons

        The Balkans ?
        A problem more of the EU’s making than Blighty’s.
        But the late Paddy Ashdown was a good man to help sort it out.

    3. Rob_G

      Indeed – we do have shortages in the positions of “fodder for IEDs” and “people to bully new recruits until they kill themselves”; I believe the British Army has the market cornered on these specialists.

      1. Charger Salmons

        Defence Force ?
        The only thing defending Ireland with any capability is the Royal Air Force.

    4. Charger Salmons

      Blighty gives you the Royal National Lifeboat Institute as a freebie too.
      Jeez lads, it’s bantz.
      Putin would never dare invade.
      Jack’s Army would remobilise…

        1. Charger Salmons

          You probably want to know who is patron of the RNLI then.
          The clue is in the name.

          1. GiggidyGoo

            The lifeboat service receives no UK government funding and less than 2% of the RNLI’s total funding comes from government sources.

            The Irish Government gives €150,000 each year to the RNLI.

            Interestingly, an Elizabeth O’Kelly of Co. Laois bequeathed €6m to the RNLI.

            Wouldn’t you think Her Majesty would put her hand in her pocket too?

          2. Rosette of Sirius

            Having volunteered for RNLI Ireland – an independent charity – for many years, having served of one its its advisory councils and having helped develop a series of governance policies – including how it’s funded, I know exactly how the charity operates, how it’s led, governed and its patron.

            Neither Her Majesty’s Government nor the great British public fund Irish operations. The organisation as a whole does not take government funding that would adversely impact its independence. It may take donations but only those with no policy, delivery or reporting requirements.

            It’s one of the best run charities I know of and until you’re out there on a boat in the depths of winter looking for someone lost at sea, and everyone on board is a volunteer, will you realise how pathetic your Rule Britannia sentiment is.

          3. Rob_G

            Maybe you could continue in your benevolant activities by giving Charger some sudocrem for that buuurn, Rosette.

          4. Charger Salmons

            The overwhelming majority of donations for the RNLI come from private citizens in the UK,mainly through collection boxes in pubs and charity events.
            Ireland enjoys this largesse whilst contributing a small amount itself because it couldn’t afford to set up its own rescue service.
            Rather like the RAF protecting the skies over Ireland.
            Frankly I don’t care where the money comes from provided lives are saved but perhaps you might display a little more gratitude.

          5. Cú Chulainn

            Ha, exactly who are the RAF protecting us from ? the only country in the world to exhibit hostility to Ireland is.. yes, the same country of the aforementioned RAF..

          6. Rosette of Sirius

            The RNLI in Ireland predates the State by decades and continued to do so following independence in 1922. You might be surprised to learn that the Commissioners for Irish Lights has continued in the same fashion. It has nothing, nothing to do with affordability.

            But if affordability is the hill you want to die on, Riddle me this…. Why does it fall to a charity to provide lifeboat and lifeguard services or the great British Public?! Bit of a cop out from Her Majesty’s Government, no?

            I will say though that after the slating the organisation got last year for their international programs – work outside of these fair isles – from those ‘honourable fellows’ the Tories, their finding actually increased. Classy.

            And as for the funding – you simply don’t know what you’re talking about.

            Finally, it’s not the great British public stationed in Ireland – saving lives off this island’s coastline. It’s the great Irish public – regardless of their nationality. They are the ones who deserve our gratitude and I know for a fact would smack you for that stupid Rule Britannia horseplop.

          7. Charger Salmons

            You’re spoofing and you know it.
            There is no separate charity funding for Irish RNLI stations.
            The idea that donations in Irish pubs could fund all the stations and pay for new boats is ludcirous.
            The Irish government’s €150,000 is literally a drop in the Irish Sea.
            93% of RNLI funding comes from public donations and the majority of that is from British donors.
            Put a sock in it sailor boy.
            And just be a bit more grateful.

          8. Rosette of Sirius

            Keeps digging. Or doggy paddling. Whatever. Because you genuinely have no ideas how the charity works.

            Tell you what, next time you’re in Poole, I’ll meet you off the train, buy you a fish and chips, give you a tour around the boat yard and you can find out from their CFO all about their funding.

            RNLI is an honourable, venerable and selfless organisation and charlatans like you have no place in even the utterance of their name.

            But yes. Should you find yourself in their need, they will be they will be there for you. Be it Cornwall, Anstruther or the New Docks in Galway. They’ll save your chubby white butt. Or die trying.

          9. Charger Salmons

            You said you’re a volunteer.
            Somebody has to hold a coin bucket on the high street I suppose.
            The Irish RNLI is funded by donations the majority of which originate in the UK.
            It is not a separate charitable enterprise and you’re being dishonest to suggest it is.

          10. Rosette of Sirius

            For a charity to operate in Ireland it must register as a charity in Ireland. That’s not to say it can’t operate as a subsidiary of another legal entity. After all a charity and a nonprofit is after all a tax designation. And to avail of that designation it must be registered for tax exemption with the Revenue Commissioners. To do so Ireland it must also have its own local board. Which it does. The RNLi does not split out fundraising reporting by region in any of its discrete operating entities be it Ireland, Scotland or England and Wales.

            Anyways. I’ve shaken buckets. No shame in that. My firm – an Irish based firm – has also donated over the years at least in fair market value about 8 figures in pro bono services and and other in kind donation that will never show up on any annual report.

            What you think you know is not what you know.

          11. Mary (Never) Wong

            Donations in Irish pubs paid for the IRA terrorist campaign also by the way. You didn’t win that time either. So embarrassing

          1. Mary (Never) Wong

            I suppose people feel they are doing their good deed for the day by conversing with the guy, and let’s not get too personal, but many chatting with him probably are feeling lonely themselves. Like attracts like as they say or is it faeces attracts bluebottles?

          2. Rosette of Sirius

            I’m generally not very engaged day to day and especially at weekends – I simply don’t have the time. This one is a tad different. As and from Friday, we’re staycationing for the next couple of weeks and Saturday and Sunday I was home alone and happy to play along.

            Today it’s a bit more personal. My family, through the generations, has a long and close relationship with the RNLI and there’s no way I’m letting this mountebank besmirch and devalue the principles and deeply selfless spirit of an Organisation I care so deeply about.

          3. Mary (Never) Wong

            Fair play Rosette
            Obviously my comments were not directed to you at all. Sufficient to say though that the initially provocative comment was so stupid that it merited only being deleted. It’s shameful that Broadsheet allow lies and slander to remain on the website but will draw the line if you suggest to another commenter they should purchase an intimate rubber friend for example. I realise resources are scarce but there are such things as ethics and standards in journalism

  2. fluffybiscuits

    The mentally deranged commentators on the ‘news’ website thejournal seem to post “reopen the pubs” everytime they post covid news.

    Right wing academic is an oxymoron, if you are right wing you cannot be an academic – major lolz

    1. Rob_G

      Imagine being so arrogant as to think that people that agreed with you have a monopoly on scholarship…

      1. Nigel

        In fairness, by modern right-wing standards, most respected conservative scholars are practically communists.

  3. Birdie

    Just heard the headlines of the indo on the wireless:
    ‘Have sex online’ to limit spread of virus, advises HSE – Young people are asked to avoid intimate contact

    Lots of Demolition Man sex scenes will be occurring across the country. Lovely.

      1. GiggidyGoo

        I can’t figure out though how to physically have sex online. I remember on The Naked Camera how a fellow went into an internet cafe with a packet of rashers and sausages, and asked the fellow there to email them over to his brother in the US. Kinda impossible.

          1. Mary (Never) Wong

            I would have thought touching oneself intimately and often, and then metamorphosis of said self-love to soi-distant sex demi-god status was more your forte Brother.

          2. Mary (Never) Wong

            See my comment to Rosette above
            It appears Broadsheet is your awkward special friend trying to protect your blushes. Did you get up on your high horse and complain? That’s the extent of your saddlery abilities these days I’d say

  4. Slightly Bemused

    Though not in the papers, I just heard of the death of John Hume. I am sure that his legacy will go down in Irish history as a man who, with others, made peace on this island not just a possibility, but a reality.

    Rest in Peace, and sincere condolences to your family.

      1. Clampers Outside

        It is Rob. Herself took it from ram shackled to what it is now. I just put a polish on it :)

    1. Slightly Bemused

      Best of luck with the move. Having somewhere to let little kids run around and tire themselves out is something every parent should have access to, if only for their own sanity :-)

    2. Brother Barnabas

      nice, clamps

      you did a good job on the stairs… think I remember you saying you were sanding and painting them (?)

      the naked photo of yourself on the fridge door is a small bit weird but each to their own

      @bodger – this could be a feature – commenters’ homes, sort of a Through the Keyhole thing

      1. Slightly Bemused

        It would need to be a big keyhole to get my mess through it :-)

        Beautiful house, Clampers. Lots of love went into that.

      2. Clampers Outside

        LOL!
        Aye, those stairs… not the most fun of jobs.

        I dug out that patio too. Shifting 26 tonne of soil and over 8 tonne of rubble over 4 months stacked and bagged in the garden.
        Got a gang down then and we shifted 21 tonne of the soil and the rubble through the house by wheelbarrow in ONE day!
        Kept 5 bags back for top soil :)

        (Patio was laid professionally though, I know my limits!)

        1. sidhe

          I remember your comments on the patio

          after all that hard work! either way, best of luck to you and mrs clampers and wee clampers

          Tramore is gorgeous too

          1. Johnny Green

            ..yeah yeah long time reader…first time commenting…how many name changes/log ins now….wow you’ve really taken to this commenting thing for a first timer,yeah yeah i’ve been reading the comments all this time…..your ridiculous!

  5. Charger Salmons

    Good luck old sport.
    I’d say you’ve spent many a happy lockdown hour in that tidy garden with a glass or three.

    1. Clampers Outside

      True, we’d good weather that first weekend, and the first proper weekend we had in it…. Its the patios first proper summer with the garden finished :)

  6. Johnny Green

    Chance of winning the electoral college:
    Biden 91%
    Trump 8%

    Chance of winning the most votes:
    Biden 99%
    Trump 1%

    Estimated electoral college votes:
    Biden 347
    Trump 191
    https://projects.economist.com/us-2020-forecast/president

    North Carolina RCP Average:
    2016:
    Trump 47% (+1)
    Clinton 46%

    Today:
    Biden 50% (+5)
    Trump 45%

    National Poll:

    Biden 49% (+9)
    Trump 40%

    NORTH CAROLINA:
    Biden 48% (+4)
    Trump 44%

    GEORGIA:
    Biden 46% (+1)
    Trump 45%

    @YouGovAmerica/@CBSNews 7/28-31

    – at 4.6 million positive cases in the US-will hit 5 million in the next ten days,200-250,000 dead by election day.

    1. Nigel

      So with voter supression, Trump casting doubts on the legitimacy of the election, sabotaging mail-in voting by basically destroying the postal service (during a pandemic no less,) and any help that might be forthcoming from foreign friends, it’s still about 70-30 in Trump’s favour.

          1. Johnny Green

            …your new around here or you keep saying,you contribute nothing.
            give how new you are,what did i do to encourage and deserve all your attention,im not looking for any mates if thats what you think but eh thanks….
            rather proprietary comments for a newbie,suggestions and free advice and your so new-come on out from behind the curtain hon!

    2. Johnny Green

      from Marijuana Business Factbook:

      the cannabis industry employed around 165,000-210,000 workers in 2019.

      the number is expected to jump 50% by year’s end — or, 240,000-295,000 workers.

      -the U.S. cannabis industry is expected to add almost 250,000 full-time jobs between 2020 and 2024.

      https://thefreshtoast.com/cannabusiness/weed-workers-will-outnumber-computer-programs-by-end-of-2020/

      this mornings Politico:

      “But the coronavirus has proven to be a boon for legal pot shops, as customers fear the risks associated with inhaling questionable products and are nervous about letting sellers into their homes.”

      ..many close industry watchers believe the current circumstances are pushing more Americans into state-legal markets. Revenues are expected to hit $17 billion this year, according to New Frontier Data — a 25 percent spike over 2019….

      “Alcohol prohibition was largely ended as a result of the Great Depression, as the country was in desperate need of new sources of revenue,” Krane argued. “It went from something that was seen as politically impossible to a political necessity in a very short amount of time, and I think we’re seeing a similar situation here.”

      https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/02/pandemic-illicit-marijuana-market-390175

      The Netherlands just closed the window on applications for 10 growing licenses to supply its coffee shops-they had 149 applications to grow recreational weed-will do a ‘johnny green’ roll up on whats going on in The Netherlands.

  7. Charger Salmons

    Big piece in the failing Irish Times on a book by Longford ” investigative ” journalist Peter Geoghegan on the DUP funding the Vote Leave campaign with dark money.
    If you’re really patient and wade through the usual anti-Brexit and conspiracy theory dross you get to the crucial bit.

    ” In his book Geoghegan addresses many fascinating issues in relation to “dark money”, Brexit and political funding but in the end admits his investigation into the DUP and CRC does did not answer the big question ”
    Which is their way of saying he found no evidence to back up his loony theories.
    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/dup-s-brexit-ads-who-bankrolled-the-secretive-435-000-campaign-1.4320055

    Check out the names on the front of the book recommending it – Carol Cadwalladr or Correction Carol as she’s known at The Observer and bonkers Brexit barmpot Fintan O’Foole.
    Mate, the good ship Brexit has sailed.The leaky tub MV Remain is listing badly.Abandon ship.

    1. Brother Barnabas

      got a chuckle out of that one, charger

      glimpses of vintage charger from time to time of late – you’re right off the booze or back on it

    2. Matt Pilates

      It’s the Irish TImes, Sir. Hardly a hotbed of insight; busy woke signalling and ‘levreaging’ tropes from the Guardian.

      The latest from the utterly appalling Polly Filla of Sandymount:

      “Róisín Ingle: I’m menstruating as I write this. And I’m mad as all bloody hell”

      https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/r%C3%B3is%C3%ADn-ingle-i-m-menstruating-as-i-write-this-and-i-m-mad-as-all-bloody-hell-1.4319833
      The worst “campaigning journalist” ever. Period. At least Una Mullally seems to have grown up and is giving it some.

    3. Nigel

      Celebrating the oligarchic undermining of your democratic processes to pwn the libs.

      (Or, just celebrating it cause it’s awesome!)

      1. Charger Salmons

        National Crime Agency – no evidence of Russian interference.
        BS resident tinfoil hat wearer with Blu-Tack over his phone camera and eating mung bean stew straight from the pot – it’s Putin’s fault Corbyn was so useless.
        You pays your money and takes your pick …

        1. Nigel

          Yup, future elections will be decided by what the winners can succesfully cover up and get away with. Big incumbent advantage there. WINK.

          1. Charger Salmons

            Incumbents always have an advantage.
            Rather like the wasted £9 million Cameron’s government spent on sending a Vote Remain leaflet to every British household which they didn’t have to declare as part of campaign funding.
            Doubt the Longford hack mentioned that in his anti-Boris and anti-Brexit organ-grinding.
            That’s probably why he’s more likely to win a Wurlitzer than a Pulitzer…

          2. Nigel

            Oh my gosh! Deep concern about dodgy campaign spending! Stamp it out in the name of Parliamentary Democracy and National Sovereignity! The oligarchs won’t like it!

        1. scottser

          If you are as intelligent and well read as you like everyone to believe then do you believe everything that comes out of Johnson’s mouth, knowing his penchant for lies and bluster?
          You could be so much more charger, but you’re just a shill for an idiot.

          1. Charger Salmons

            Up your game lad.
            All you do lately is snivel.
            Boris is a democratically-elected leader of one of the world’s major economies with a large parliamentary majority and a continuing lead in the opinion polls.
            You’re an anonymous non-entity on a minor internet forum.
            Go figure.

          2. scottser

            Its not a competition, its a genuine question and one you are unable to answer.
            Which is to be expected, I suppose.

  8. Charger Salmons

    ‘ period ‘
    Oh I say, well played.
    I always feel sorry for their London man Denis Staunton.
    He must hate living there with all the anti-English bile he pours out.
    He once compared a London cabbie calling him mate to the Black and Tans torching Cork.
    I kid you not.

    1. Matt Pilates

      Saw him in London once. Cycling a Brompton foldie in the nip along Bayswater Road. Never looked back.

  9. SOQ

    Dogs Are Being Trained To Sniff Out COVID-19 With Stunning Accuracy

    “When you have a disease, your body odor changes,” James Logan, head of the Department of Disease Control at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, told CBC News Kids. “And dogs are an excellent example of being able to detect smells and also learn those smells. That’s what we’re aiming to do with COVID-19.”

    https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/dogs-trained-sniff-covid-19_l_5f203edcc5b69fd473123645?

    1. SOQ

      The Silencing of Dr. Judy Mikovits with Guests Dr. Judy Mikovits, Kent Heckenlively & Larry Klayman.

      Some interesting claims- especially that corona-viruses are more likely in those who had vaccines created within animal cell linings. This is backed up the (limited) peer reviewed research available.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os6_XHo4bzY

  10. SOQ

    The Silencing of Dr. Judy Mikovits with Guests Dr. Judy Mikovits, Kent Heckenlively & Larry Klayman.

    Some interesting claims- especially that corona-viruses are more likely in those who had vaccines created within animal cell linings. This is backed up by (limited) peer reviewed research available.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os6_XHo4bzY

  11. Clampers Outside

    Enjoyed that doc on RTE1 just now about Brendan Finucane aka ‘Spitfire Paddy’… one of Britain’s top Spitfire pilots… Top 3… Fair dues :)

    …. RTE1 +1…just ended. Probably on the Player.

    1. Charger Salmons

      I mentioned him a few weeks ago on here and some numpty got outraged that the Brits called him Paddy.
      He was called Paddy by all his fellow RAF pilots – ANZAC,Polish and othe nationalities – because of their enormous respect for him.
      A Wing Commander at 21.
      What a man.
      Revered in Blighty,ignored at home.

      1. Formerly known as @ireland.com

        @Charage, I think you will find many Irish people in Britain were given the nickname “Paddy”, back in those times.

      2. Clampers Outside

        It’s annoying when people get annoyed over the use of ‘Paddy’ :) Where the nick name with pride I say!

      3. Clampers Outside

        One of the most beautiful sounds in the world is the sound of a Spitfire engine :)
        Someday ill hear it live… Bucket list stuff that.

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