54 thoughts on “Friday’s Papers

  1. Liam Deliverance

    Yay, you’re back Broadsheet! – Well done to all the NASA crew on Perseverance, I can’t wait to see the video from the helicopter that is on board the rover.

    1. scottser

      You know it’s a fake? It’s actually being filmed in a derelict warehouse outside manorhamilton, same place the moon landings were done. That ‘international space station’ is actually a large caravan in tuam.

        1. V aka Frilly Keane

          as soon as they clear up after all the “Chem Trails Fake Snow over Texas” project team
          them lads were head-the-balls altogether, awful mess

          who knew fake snow was so sticky and toxic
          Hazmat tent stuff there in Utah
          Poor Mitt, he’ll have some job getting money out of Congress to help with the clean up

  2. Lilly

    Feck the Ulster Bank anyway. I suppose that’ll mean having to open a new bank account, and all the palaver that goes with it.

    1. Hank

      Even if they do announce that they’re leaving, the process takes about 5 or 6 years so you’ll be fine for a while.

  3. Formerly known as @ireland.com

    The Facebook vs Oz story. There are no good guys in this one. The Aussie Federal Government is as corrupt as they come. Murdoch, formerly an Aussie, controls a massive amount of the media – most capital city tabloids and the only national masthead, “The Australian”. Rupert owns the governing LNP. He gives them favourable coverage and bad coverage of Labor. It is similar to the Tories vs Labour in Britain but Rupert’s influence is larger in Oz. This about funding Murdoch. The LNP don’t give a stuff about media diversity. They like their man being in charge. Facebook and Google threaten that. Also, FB is entitled to do what it likes, as a business. Ironically, the party trying to change the market are usually all talk about market forces, small government, reduced red tape. As one commentator said, it is like taxing the owners of automobiles to fund the owners of horses and carts.

    1. ce

      While I agree there are no good guys or squeaky clean:

      ‘As one commentator said, it is like taxing the owners of automobiles to fund the owners of horses and carts.’ –

      It’s definitely not … thanks for all the free stuff, oh great beneficent internet, what could possibly go wrong…

    2. Junkface

      Facebook know they have just shot themselves in the foot. As much as I hate facebook for how destructive it is, I doubt the movement to delete facebook will succeed. Too many millions rely on it everyday, but it is definitely losing chunks of its user base. All tech giants should be paying higher taxes, or in everyday persons terms “tax”. I think a lot of people have figured out the “free apps, you’re the product” angle, thanks to the social dilemma doc.

      1. Junkface

        Governments all over the western world made a huge mistake letting all of the tech giants get everything their own way. First they let Wall st and big banks do it, then the tech industry, so the whole thing has run out of control, shifting billions in wealth from the middle/working classes to the shareholder millionaire class. This is a self inflicted wound on humanity. The loss of wealth also coincides with the death of strong unions in all types of work. The startup entrepreneurs generation (2000 – 2010) walked all over what was traditional work/ quality of life balance established by a century of workers unions, especially in the USA, so the rest of the world just follows suit.

        1. V aka Frilly Keane

          more than a +V Junk
          have a (~o ̄3 ̄)~ as well

          These tech monsters have a foot into every household, workplace and wider community
          the World Over

          High time there is a response to them that is actually Human led

          This is a time for Cooperatives folks
          Don’t be shy

        2. Junkface

          Cheers Clampers and V,
          Isn’t it bizarre that we are fighting for these things all over again? If someone told me that this is where we would be in the 2020’s back in the late 90’s, i would have been shocked.

          Its the teens and the college kids and the 20 somethings I really feel sorry for, they have been robbed of opportunities compared to previous generations. Secure jobs, housing, quality of life milestones. A functioning society needs these younger age groups for new ideas and new perspectives in the job market, so the establishment have actually damaged their own kids and grand kids. Who actually wants that?

          1. V aka Frilly Keane

            I’ve realised that the fight never stopped
            we just let it go – and took our eye off it all

            I now see that we expected the recent crops of post 80s/ GUBU politicians and talking heads,
            particularly those that got elected and came to our attention post Celtic Tiger
            The supposedly woke and what have ya
            To do better

            But they’re every bit the same as the lads in the last Century

            Look at the Green Party in today’s Government,
            Backing the Church every step of the way,

            This same Government, have done more damage to the Health Services than any other administration

            The same Minister for Finance and his Party, not only endorsed Vulture Fund activities, they’ve actually strengthened their legal punches, while guaranteeing their losses
            and giving them tax loopholes for their profits
            They’ve made the taxpayer the maker of Millionaires & Billionaires rather than the financer of services for the Irish Citizen
            They’ve maintained the practice of privatising social housing, and health care, not to save money or because its more efficient but because its wealth enhancing for private sector interests
            They protect insurance companies and banks who have been bailed out again and again, yet its Cheaters Cheat Us All that remains Government line

            Seriously folks
            I could go on for another hour here

            We’ve gone backwards as a Country and as a Society
            especially when it comes to equity and equality amongst us

            The % of home owners is going to shrink and shrink and shrink until its only the The Bank of Mum & Dad set

            The equal marriage and repeal referendums gave Fine Gael and Fine Fail loadsa cover, but they’re every bit as self serving and narrowminded as they were in the 80s and 90s.
            At least now we can see the Green Party were no different to them only for having a Vegetarian option at their dinner dances. Just like the Labour party before them.
            They are all in on the big con
            making suckers out of the rest of us

            It was us that took our eye off the ball Junk
            We’re to blame

            and do you know what, their kids, are going to follow those very same footprints all the way

            There will be a time, when nobody stands a chance if you are not inside that tent

      2. Formerly known as @ireland.com

        My statement was that they can stop providing a ‘service’ that they provide at any time. I can see that if they see providing news to Australia as not being worth it, they can just stop doing that.

        I would prefer if FB didn’t buy every competitor app that comes along. That is where the US government could play a part.

        I don’t get why people don’t leave FB to go to a news site to get their news.

    3. Junkface

      I just saw a journalist on twitter report that Canada are going to follow Australia’s lead now, with another 15 countries to follow! This will be interesting. This could be a war against Facebook, or in other words : a war on terror!

      Just kidding

  4. GiggidyGoo

    Oh look! Robinson pops her head above the parapet. A new hobby horse for her. She’s prone to hobby horses. Whats the angle this time? How can moolah be extracted?

        1. alickdouglas

          Works on Safari for me, not on Chrome, although I see my Chrome needs an update… Will have to wait, too many tabs open.

  5. Charger Salmons

    Working perfectly on my OnePlus 8T.
    Perhaps I should give Charger’s Vax Facts™ a spin just to see if everything is tickety-boo…

    1. paul

      she’s the same moron that was apologising for the Nuns in the Mother and Baby Homes. Saying that the Nuns were just doing what society wanted them to do.

      Less toilet paper and more jotting down what she smears on her bathroom wall.

  6. Lilly

    I heard one of the men who was abused in Terenure College being interviewed on Drivetime yesterday. Sarah McInerney asked him what prompted him to come forward after all this time, and he replied: ‘Gemma O’Doherty, everyone’s favourite punching bag.’ So credit where credit is due, good work.

  7. V aka Frilly Keane

    if anyone is interested
    this weekend is the Cork Battenberg Challange
    ye might remember it from here https://www.broadsheet.ie/2020/11/13/batten-down-your-batches/

    general gist is Madeira sponges, Chocolate and watery lemon or mebbe vanilla, probably the former as there’s vanilla in the “putty” layer
    Which is going to be a marshmallow’ish fluff, you can buy fluff in a jar btw, but its not tricky, and doesn’t need anything you can’t pick up in the Aldi Lidl or even the late night Spar

    if there’s no takers here, or the place is mangled I’ll keep ye updated on the twitter, or if needs, FK.com

  8. f_lawless

    This seems significant: Greg Hughes, a journalist for Highland Radio in Donegal, spoke with the general manager of Letterkenny University Hospital, Sean Murphy, on air yesterday. Murphy was asked what the explanation was behind the big drop in Covid cases there recently:


    “The way the figures are being counted nationally has changed. While we’re now down to 14 (Covid cases), the equivalent of what we would have been counting previously is about 40-45. At the moment it’s (only) patients that are Covid positive AND deemed infectious that are counted, as opposed to patients who are no longer infectious…because what we’re seeing, nationally, is a situation where a lot of patients have had Covid and still come up on a Covid test but are no longer at risk of contracting the disease or pa-*clip cuts off* passing it on(?)”

    From what Sean Murphy is saying, it implies that hospital figures presented to the public have been grossly inflated in the past. This is the kind of context that RTE don’t provide. Further evidence of the fiasco behind PCR testing protocols, that which various experts having been voicing concerns about from an early stage.

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