58 thoughts on “Sunday’s Papers

    1. ce

      Can we start a BS sweepstakes on the divorce?

      I’m taking Feb 2025…. followed by a rapprochement between bojo and cummings who then get married in April 2025

      1. Stop scoring points!

        In Feb 2025 you’ll be lucky to find someone who knows who you’re talking about when you say Bojo.

    2. Formerly known as @ireland.com

      Bozo will separate or divorce when he needs a distraction. This wedding is perfectly timed. He is good at staying in power, no good at governing.

  1. Hank

    I might take Holohan seriously if, at the time, he’d been “shocked” by an indoor golf party..

    1. Micko

      Ha!

      He got roasted on Twitter after that.

      My favourite was:

      “ I was out drinking on South William street when a I saw a bald obese man collect someone in his car who is obviously not from his household. This is what we do not need when we have made so much progress.”

      ;)

  2. f_lawless

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2lrdYwUr7o
    Who doesn’t like a bit of mystery and intrigue on a Saturday night? Mark Playne, British director of the multi-award winning film, ‘2 by 2’, tries to investigate for himself if there’s anything to the so called “Magnet Challenge” (the viral video phenomenon of people sticking magnets to their arm at the point of vaccíne injection). He goes to Littlehampton to interview a mother and son (Lorraine and Carl) who both featured in one of the uploaded videos. The same video was featured by the Snopes website in their dismissal of the phenomenon as ‘False’. With permission, Playne attempts to attach both the original magnet used and his own magnets to Lorraine’s arm..

    1. SOQ

      It’s such a simple test that there is no reason people cannot try it themselves. If the results are replicated then they will be forced to come up with some sort of answer as to why it is happening.

      If there is some sort of metallic ingredient, then why is it not listed? If not, is it possibly some sort of chemical interaction between the ingredients? If so, that is even more worrying because it proves it was not properly tested.

      1. Joe

        You are joking? Anyone with two brain cells to rub together know and understand how idiotically stupid it is to even suggest that a vaccine can make you magnetic in anyway.

        I did those tricks and more as a child e.g. here is a hint look up the SCIENCE of surface tension!

        The joke magnetic effects can be replicated in multiple ways
        All of the idiotic supposed magnetic properties of vaccines are fully debunked in this fact checked video
        https://www.bbc.com/news/av/57207134

        1. SOQ

          That debunks absolutely nothing- is Mark Playne putting his reputation on the line for a joke?

          I doubt it.

        2. f_lawless

          I’m just playing Devil’s Advocate here Joe but maybe you’re thinking too old school with the micro-chip angle? Cutting edge nanotechnology already exists that can genetically manipulate human cells to produce magnetic forces. It may seem a bit fantastical but clearly the potential is there

          From September 2019
          https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190925083802.htm

          “Engineered protein crystals make cells magnetic

          If scientists could give living cells magnetic properties, they could perhaps manipulate cellular activities with external magnetic fields. But previous attempts to magnetize cells by producing iron-containing proteins inside them have resulted in only weak magnetic forces. Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Nano Letters have engineered genetically encoded protein crystals that can generate magnetic forces many times stronger than those already reported.

          The new area of magnetogenetics seeks to use genetically encoded proteins that are sensitive to magnetic fields to study and manipulate cells.”

          1. f_lawless

            And are you familiar with the “Internet of Bodies” concept? The billionaire elites at the World Economic Forum want to normalise the idea that we’ve entered a new era where human beings will be implanted with technological devices in order to monitor us biometrically in real time.

            https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/06/internet-of-bodies-covid19-recovery-governance-health-data/

            “The Internet of Bodies is here. This is how it could change our lives

            We’re entering the era of the “Internet of Bodies”: collecting our physical data via a range of devices that can be implanted, swallowed or worn.

            The result is a huge amount of health-related data that could improve human wellbeing around the world, and prove crucial in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

            But a number of risks and challenges must be addressed to realize the potential of this technology, from privacy issues to practical hurdles.”

            Could it be that world leaders have been convinced that such a worldwide system needs to be put in place ASAP in order to protect from future bĪoterrorist threats- allowing viral spread to be monitored in real time with pin point accuracy – hence recent statements from the likes of Merkel and Johnson (quote) ““We’ve got to make sure the whole world is vaccinated”?

            If you’d suggested something like that to me a year or so ago I would have thought it too far-fetched but as current events keep unfolding not quite so implausible anymore

          2. E'Matty

            Exactly. Here’s Mr Schwab himself back in 2016 being interviewed and stating we will see the fusion of the physical, biological and digital. Everyone chipped within the decade. Even when these guys set out in black and white their plans, idiots like Joe think it’s a conspiracy theory.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg6BlXuj8cM

          3. Nigel

            And all based on the highly scientific, statistically significant YouTube magnet test. Because the vaccine turns you into a cyborg.

    2. Joe

      You are joking? Anyone with two brain cells to rub together know and understand how idiotically stupid it is to even suggest that a vaccine can make you magnetic in anyway.

      I did those tricks and more as a child e.g. here is a hint look up the SCIENCE of surface tension!

      The joke magnetic effects can be replicated in multiple ways
      All of the idiotic supposed magnetic properties of vaccines are fully debunked in this fact checked video
      https://www.bbc.com/news/av/57207134

  3. Formerly known as @ireland.com

    The Wuhan Institute of Virology seems a lot more source of the virus than the local wet market. An accident seems more likely to intentional. If only the CCP had done the right thing. #defundtheccp

    1. E'Matty

      Wasn’t a lab leak from Wuhan poo pooed by people like you back in 2020 when many people were saying it was a real possibility, especially given the amazing coincidence that a lab known to be engaged in gain of function research just happened to be in the city the outbreak first occurred? Anyone suggesting the virus came from a lab was labelled a tin foil hat wearing Far Right conspiracy theorist. But just look at you now…

        1. Nigel

          Because Trump was obviously lying about it, whereas Biden’s acting like a grown-up.

      1. Formerly known as @ireland.com

        “People like me” – certainly not me. Don’t assign any such rubbish to me. I was surprised that it was so quickly dismissed back then.

      2. Nigel

        What was poo-pooed? The lab leak theory back in 2020 came wrapped in nutty conspiracies and daft motivations and complete lack of evidence – there was plenty to be poo pooed. It still does come wrapped in those things, but actual sensible adults are also talking about it sensibly too in a way that makes sense, but is still only a theory.

      1. millie bobby brownie

        What? Are you telling me that someone made a comment eighteen-odd months ago about a virus that was newly emerging, highly infectious, and the subject of much global anxiety – and now its come back to bite them in the bum?

        Well we can’t be having that.

        1. GiggigyGoo

          I sure am Millie. Not so much as to the poster, but as to the regular rushes to try shut up another poster by the use of such terms as ‘tin foil’ before the full story emerges. Guilty of it myself mind you, but learning.

          Always worth a quick look back at articles here and view the comments, if they’re still there.

          1. millie bobby brownie

            Just asking questions, of course.

            I’m going to politely agree to disagree with you there Giggs, and leave it at that. You already know my opinion differs from yours.

            It’s much too beautiful a day to become embroiled in an online debate, and I have some sunflowers that need repotting. Enjoy the beautiful day ;)

          2. Nigel

            Also a good idea to read the comment they’re replying to, for proper context, otherwise the only thing you’ve learned is how to rewrite history.

          3. GiggigyGoo

            Nigel. You, nor I know, and will never know when, why and how this virus became what it is. If we are to discount someone else’s views, then we must offer educated alternative views to counteract them. RobG made his tin foil comment about an opinion that is is echoed by people who are educated in the subject. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/biological-weapons-lab-leaked-coronavirus-claims-us-official-tfw829wxh
            There are more, easily searchable similar opinions. That’s not to say they are correct nor incorrect. But – we don’t know. We will never know. That’s the way the world works.

          4. Nigel

            People have said a lot of things about this virus, and most of then can be found on the internet. Quite a lot of them can and should be dismissed.

          5. Unreal

            Giggigy I disagree in that I think we can, should and will know. Nigel doesn’t like this possibility here because it might show that Trump was right.
            As he said himself you should dismiss the majority of what we read from some bluffer on the internet

          6. Nigel

            My liking or disliking of the possibility has nothing to do with what will or will not be shown to have happened, and won’t change the fact that Trump was lying.

  4. Donald McCarthy

    Heatwaves! And not just locally. Time to crank up the A/C while simultaneously lowering emissions and enjoying that much needed long distance holiday. Maybe a safari this year where simians in polyester gawp at other animals while secretly wishing they were on a Med beach gawping at bikinis. Sunny today with a certainty of near-term extinction.

  5. E'Matty

    I wonder how many will notice or pay attention to the Sunday Business Post front page article “Warnings of blackouts as electricity alerts rise – Concerns national infrastructure is buckling under pressure of increased demand”.

    In the last year the Single Electricity Market Operator (Semo) has issued six system alerts to warn of capacity shortages on the electricity grid, compared with just 11 alerts over the previous ten years.

    Here’s an article from January discussing how vulnerable the electricity grid was then, coming close to power cuts. https://www.irishtimes.com/business/energy-and-resources/electricity-shortage-brought-ireland-close-to-power-cuts-1.4451830

    In December 2020, the ESB closed two peat-fired generators, in Shannonbridge, Co Offaly, and Lanesboro in Co Longford. Both closed after they failed last year to get planning permission to burn wood alongside peat.

    Cyber attacks on national infrastructure, electricity grid at breaking point, global supply chains struggling causing huge price rises and shortages in raw materials. The dumb herd think we’re “returning to normal”. As I’ve said before, this is only the beginning….

      1. Unreal

        E’matty is spot on
        The only thing is that investments in offshore wind and a bigger interconnector to nuclear powered France will stabilise the situation, they will take time for their planning and building to go through and in the meantime many more data centres will be built …

        1. Tinytim

          A whole lot of people sitting at home the last year with the heating cranked up to 25C, with clothes in the tumble drier cause they couldn’t be arsed hanging em outside. Leaving lights on all over the place. And don’t get me started on the bloody immersion.

          1. Paulus

            More customers should be e encouraged to use night-rate ‘leccy:
            Once set up, use tumbledrier, washing machine, dishwasher etc during the night. A timer on the immersion could allow it to heat a tankful early in the morning; night rate runs to around 8 or 9am. Fit LED bulbs and you could leave an outside light or two on all night for miniscule cost. The initial expense of night-rate meter and standing charge is more than compensated by smaller bill.
            More importantly, this spreads out demand for supply and helps reduce peak demands:

          2. Unreal

            It’s not the answer for everyone Paulus. My wife claims ( I haven’t verified it one way or the other) that a lot of house fires originate at night from tumble dryers etc. Really what we need are more self consumption of renewable loads at source – space heating, hot water and leccy – and more of an organic, plant based or flexitarian diet. You can’t beat a good sausage though can you?

    1. Cú Chulainn

      He should consider his position after that… (a position he should never had held)..

      1. Kate

        Ah give over! Judge Clyne’s final report on the tragic death of Patrick Nugent has been sat on the Minister of Justice desk over 7 months. Took 7 years to complete and still the family are left dangling. Maybe Judge Barratt can see the disgusting injustice and lack of respect to Patrick’s family and spout off about that!

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      I’m shocked she’s 60 because she looks about 10 years younger. Beautiful, intelligent and talented… damn!

    2. Cú Chulainn

      I did leave you a very nice clip of Ms. Moore Bertie, (from a G release film), but it was sadly censored by the mod. Unfair, certainly, but so is much of life.

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