27 thoughts on “Saturday’s Papers

  1. f_lawless

    Well-known fringe conspiracy outlet, the British Medical Journal:

    ‘Politicians and governments are suppressing science. They do so in the public interest, they say, to accelerate availability of diagnostics and treatments. They do so to support innovation, to bring products to market at unprecedented speed. Both of these reasons are partly plausible; the greatest deceptions are founded in a grain of truth. But the underlying behaviour is troubling.

    Science is being suppressed for political and financial gain. Covid-19 has unleashed state corruption on a grand scale, and it is harmful to public health’

    https://mobile.twitter.com/bmj_latest/status/1327288644391067648

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    1. SOQ

      Politicisation of science was enthusiastically deployed by some of history’s worst autocrats and dictators, and it is now regrettably commonplace in democracies. The medical-political complex tends towards suppression of science to aggrandise and enrich those in power. And, as the powerful become more successful, richer, and further intoxicated with power, the inconvenient truths of science are suppressed. When good science is suppressed, people die.

      https://www.bmj.com/content/371/bmj.m4425

      Speaking of which- that O’Neill chancer was on The Late Late last night. The conflict of interests is so blatant and yet, that doesn’t seem to bother the state broadcaster at all- they nearly wear it as a badge of honour.

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    2. Tinytim

      It’s officially called BMJ.
      conspiracy outlet…haha good one.

      …fringe?! It’s nearly Christmas; buy yourself a dictionary.

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  2. Charger Salmons

    Well done the Argies this am.
    15-25 is some scoreline against the All-Blacks.
    It’s not just a woman who has beaten New Zealand into submission …

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    1. Micko

      I know Donald Trump is an annoying divisive orange prat, but comparing him to kristallnacht and the nazis – that’s just embarrassing

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      1. Johnny

        You’d have wonder in what universe do they live,in that Rudy is supposed single handily,challenge the outcome,he’s grotesque.
        He can’t tuck his shirt in,but is now going quarterback a very,very heavy legal lift.
        Months,months of strategy sessions,hundreds thousands down the drain,no reputable law firm wants be associated with this half baked coup,he’s toxic.
        The last half reputable law firm resigned in a surprise,yesterday after client/media pressure.

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  3. George

    That publican was paying staff off the books and didn’t pay €4,838,167 in PAYE, PRSI, USC and VAT that was owed. Somehow Joe Biden visiting his pub was the problem?! Dope.

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      1. Brother Barnabas

        can probably add any profession or business with the capacity to get away it – whether from being paid in cash or from having know-how to exploit loopholes

        rampant tax dodging in this country

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    1. V aka Frilly Keane

      Any Employer that deducts Employees contractual pay as PAYE, PRSI & USC and doesn’t submit the sums to Revenue on behalf of the tax payer
      Accordingly and on time
      Should be treated as a Criminal
      And if needs – subject to the CAB reach as well

      No forgiveness
      And no sympathy from me for anyone who takes money off their Employees and keeps it for themselves,
      Or to provide cashflow for the business

      It’s theft
      While the Employee is being duped into assuming their tax affairs are in order

      One of the lowest of the low forms of White Collar crime imo
      Any employer who gets found guilty of this
      Should never be permitted to hold a Directorship, or hold any for of Professional or Trading licence
      Not even be allowed a rural school bus route or a hackney license

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          1. bisted

            …the Ballymascanlon Hotel…or Ballymac as it affectionately known…used to do several weddings every day…probably even a few tiocfaidh…

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