65 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Papers

  1. Formerly known as @ireland.com

    “Britons in EU being denied rights, warns Patel”. More like Britons suffering the impact of Brexit. Who knew that leaving the EU would mean that the privileges of being in the EU would leave, too! It is sad for our British friends who didn’t want Brexit. Five years later, a lot of the 2% that made up the majority are no longer having to live with the consequences.

  2. GiggidyGoo

    Well, surprise, surprise.
    The media are excelling at their job (as determined by State), and are sowing the seeds of doubt over re-opening.
    At the same time, there are tens of thousands over 60s still waiting for their second vaccination dose, while the younger cohorts are getting fully vaccinated. Which age group is most at danger?

    1. Micko

      It’s actually getting hilarious at this stage. :-)

      For many it was never about protecting the old – only about protecting themselves, signaling virtue and peer pressure.

      Here’s a group of folks in the US who are vaccinated and still wear masks outside. A lot of young people too.

      I wonder how long the similar idiots here will follow suit


      Clowns – every last one of em.

          1. Micko

            I dunno Millie.

            I think it annoys him that I’m more qualified to talk about this stuff than he is.

            He’s very sensitive you know.


          2. Hyper real

            Your main qualifications appear to be in the area of childishly chucking toys out of your pram Micko

      1. SOQ

        Yes I seen that video before- its up in sections on TikTok.

        “I shouldn’t be given the privilege to not wear a mask.”

        Such people are already broken- its a new form of OCD.

        1. SOQ

          Are they actually trying to recategorise hay fever as Covid-19 now? Apparently it is quite bad this year- a lot of people complaining, but is the pollen higher than usual? Some people affected who don’t normally get hay fever it appears.

          1. Cian

            I suspect that the increase in hay-fever is because of the bees.

            A lot of parks, public areas like road verges (and private-owned spaces too) have left sections to grow wild – lots of wildflowers, wild grasses, and weeds. This is being done to provide food for bees (and other insects).

        1. Micko

          Hehe, ye know

          The outdoor safety blanket you wear, sorry “mask”, is literally the inverse of Batman’s.

          “I’m Batman” he says

          Dude, you’re not even a Robin…

    2. f_lawless

      I think the government is intent on maintaining a pretext for some form of restrictions to remain in place and aren’t about to voluntarily lift them all because if they did so now –

      – there would be no basis for a “state of emergency” to be in place
      – if there was no state of emergency in place, the emergency-use authorisation for the experimental vaccines could no longer be justified
      – if the vaccine roll out came to a halt, the case for vaccine passports could no longer be justified
      – without vaccine passports/ “green passes”, this new totalitarian-like surveillance system could not be imposed upon us all
      – corporate stakeholders would lose out on billions in profit

      1. Cian

        18+ months of lockdown is so “corporate stakeholders would lose out on billions in profit”.

        But what about the billions lost over the last 18 months? The decimation of travel and entertainment? Do corporate stakeholders only invest in, *checks list*, certain pharmaceuticals, PPE, sticker companies, yellow pain, and masks?

        1. Hyper real

          Yes. Yes they do Cian. If that’s the next profitable sector. Investment in that scale is fungible as you well know.

      2. f_lawless

        There’s a bigger picture to all this Cian. The pharmaceutical industry is just one aspect. Populations around the world are currently being subjected to a radical social engineering project by the globalist technocratic elite with Covid being used as the catalyst. World economies have been undergoing a controlled demolition through extended lockdowns as part of a coordinated plan to transition us into a new era of capitalism and accelerate the onset of the so called ‘4th Industrial revolution/Great Reset’. Certain industries are to be let fall by the wayside. Massive corporate profits are set to be extracted through so called “human capital markets” and “social impact investing”.


        ‘Efforts are now underway to “translate” the real world into a digital counterfeit that can provide financial markets with the figures and statistics it needs to execute the contracts of the incipient human capital markets – an insidious new form of capital assembled from our genetic code and other kinds of data that will form the basis of a financialized wonderland, enforced by blockchain technology and constantly monitored and updated through the burgeoning biosecurity state.

        Led by the world’s most powerful hedge funds and transnational corporations, the so-called Great Reset amounts to little more than a campaign to turn humanity into datasets, which they can use to create more profits for themselves and their clients…

        ..In layman’s terms, a social impact bond secures funding for a given social program from private investors, who “risk” their money for a return based upon the “successful” completion of the program’s stated goals. As with any bond, these forms of securitized debt can be traded on the open market just like a repackaged subprime mortgage loan..

        ..This revolution entails the ability to “measure, evaluate, value, and tokenize verified impact data” obtained through our ubiquitous data-gathering, surveillance technologies, which will, in turn, hand it over to financial institutions to profit from the bets they make on poverty and misery around the world. In the meantime, the problem of scale persists and, as McDowell points out, all of their pilot programs put together do not add up to anything substantial. “My sense,” McDowell proposes, “is that the biometric health passport is what they’ll need” to achieve critical mass and finally kick off the fourth industrial revolution.’

        1. Hyper real

          Cool. I live for when my wife gives me a good old reset. Now you’re saying I can get one at the local SPAR as well? Bring it on!

    1. millie bobby brownie

      I’m glad that they conceded liability. It’s a good precedent to set, where such errors have been made.

      My heart goes out to the couple. An awful situation.

      1. Bitnboxy

        It defies belief that a decision was taken without waiting for the final chromosomal test. This is standard. As in absolutely essential. Could it perhaps be that because of the 8th and that the UK dealt with all our fatal foetal abnormality cases, this couple fell victim to inexperience?

        Grift Media aka Youth Defence already effectively calling for Rhona Mahony to be burned at stake and leading a call for the 8th to be reinstated.

        1. newsjustin

          Yeah that’s it – even though it was the removal of the 8th Amendment that left this human with zero protection of its right to life, it was definitely the fault of the 8th Amendment that they were killed.

          That’s one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard.

          1. Bitnboxy

            What befell this couple as reported elsewhere was a rather elementary failure to wait before the final chromosomal test before making the final decision. Fatal fetal conditions exist whether you like it or not and at times not every woman is emotionally capable of going full term (which can also result in serious complications in some instances). We are certainly not going back to a situation where these women slink of to the UK for FFA testing (correctly done) and termination (if she chooses) with the fetal remains posted back adding to the distress. You might be happy with such hypocrisy – I am not. Needless to say, the 8th left it own carcasses – of very poor and desperate women.

  3. Gabby

    On the reopening of restaurants and pubs a government minister said: we must move forward but in a manner which doesn’t make us move back.

    1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

      I put that ridiculous statement into Google translate and it just said ” jibberdy ji”

        1. Gabby

          Perhaps the minister is expressing caution about the manner and timing of the reopening of restaurants and pubs in the light of new dangers posed by the Delta variant?

          1. SOQ

            What dangers? It is far less dangerous than previous because there is less hospitalisations and far less time spent in hospital- its a bogey man, nothing more.

            Virus always mutate, that is how they survive but this one is not even particularly good at it because the variances are minor and there is zero evidence that natural immunity will not recognise then as being such.

            Its over- stop swallowing the BS.

          2. Junkface

            You see they tried to take a gamble at Christmas and it backfired terribly, as they forgot everything we knew about air transmissible viruses indoors. Now they are too afraid to use the cells between their ears to organize the best scientific info into a practical solution, like some other countries have done.

            They have no confidence in their own abilities, they are not leaders, they are followers with limited abilities, yes men in suits. They must be in a panic right now.

  4. SOQ

    Maybe it’s time for a little ‘fact checking’ on the Journal.ie.

    “AT LEAST 75% of the HSE’s IT servers have been decrypted and 70% of the health service’s computer devices have been restored to use following a cyber attack nearly six weeks ago. ”

    WRONG- no servers were ‘decrypted’. They were rebuilt and the data restored onto them. Decryption is an entirely different process after which, the integrity cannot be guaranteed.

    If journal.ie was really doing its job it would be asking what the cost of this disaster recovery and who is responsible. That is what real journalists would be doing.


    1. U N M U T U A L

      That Churnal crowd couldn’t find their own arses using both hands… or each others!

    2. Cian

      If journal.ie was really doing its job it would be asking what the cost of this disaster recovery and who is responsible.

      Obviously the criminals trying to extort the HSE are responsible.

      1. SOQ

        This is not something which just happened , it was due to under funding and most likely negligence. All organisations have a responsibility to take proper security measures and have disaster recovery plans in place.

        You would not go to a CEO or MD of a company and blame those awful hacker people because you would get the boot out the door, and this should be no different.

        There are questions to be answered and it is the job of journalists to ask them- when they are not to busy “fact checking” on subjects they know even less about of course.

        1. Cian

          You are victim blaming?


          But seriously yeah, there was a serious f-up in their IT management. But the blame lies with the criminals.

          On the other hand, any time the HSE hires anyone except nurses there is a public outcry. “It’s a disgrace Joe, they are hiring people in the HSE and they aren’t nurses”.

          1. SOQ

            You have no clue now do you?

            It doesn’t matter if the hackers were criminals or foreign state actors or alien lizards- the same safety procedures and systems should apply.

            Bad actors have machines pinging IP numbers 24/7 to check for vulnerabilities- and half of them are just kids who throw in ransom because they are so disgusted at the lack of security.

  5. goldenbrown

    SO what are the Kerry footballers appealing exactly?

    are they saying that everyone’s got it all wrong?
    that they didn’t beat 7 shades of ( ) out if their victim?
    it wasn’t their fault, it was the drink?
    yer man shoulda taken the five grand, for the bitta “tomfoolery”, what’s wrong with him like?

    I’m already fairly surprised at the lenience of the sentence. I don’t get it, anyone?

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      Probably appealing having a conviction that will prevent them from getting visas to the US or Australia.

  6. Micko

    So, in the Indo there Micheal Martin is suggesting that only vaccinated people will be able to travel.

    Leo was saying the opposite yesterday. That the delta variant won’t slow anything down.

    Are we going to see Leo make his move soon?

  7. f_lawless

    Not a good look for the WHO. Two days after issuing the updated guidance :

    “Children should not be vaccinated for the moment.
    There is not yet enough evidence on the use of vaccines against COVID-19 in children to make recommendations for children to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Children and adolescents tend to have milder disease compared to adults.”

    it’s now gone and replaced with

    “it is less urgent to vaccinate them than older people, those with chronic health conditions and health workers” (emphasis mine)

    More evidence is needed on the use of the different COVID-19 vaccines in children to be able to make general recommendations on vaccinating children against COVID-19.

    WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) has concluded that the Pfizer/BionTech vaccine is suitable for use by people aged 12 years and above. .. Vaccine trials for children are ongoing and WHO will update its recommendations when the evidence or epidemiological situation warrants a change in policy”


    Pfizer lobbyists must have had a word

    1. Junkface

      So inconsistent. They really need to reorganize themselves now. Public health needs consistent messaging. Fairly shambolic stuff.

    2. Cian

      What are you talking about “two days after issuing the updated guidance”

      The advice you quote:
      “Children should not be vaccinated for the moment.
      There is not yet enough evidence on the use of vaccines against COVID-19 in children to make recommendations for children to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Children and adolescents tend to have milder disease compared to adults. However, children should continue to have the recommended childhood vaccines. ”
      has been unchanged for months, but was updated 2 days ago.

    3. GiggidyGoo

      It’s the children who the trials are being done on that needs to be clarified. Have we trials going on here for instance? Or is it going to be a Wellcome type trial on children in orphanages or what?

      1. SOQ

        Good question- there is uproar in the US at people volunteering their children for such trails- which are only starting btw.

        I honestly don’t know how any parent could do such a thing- but because of the financial incentives, as per usual, it will be the lower socioeconomic groups who will be first up.

  8. perricrisptayto

    “SO what are the Kerry footballers appealing exactly?”

    Their chances of going to the U.S.and/or Australia with de teem most likely?
    Cant go to either place with a criminal conviction.
    Pair of thugs should be in jail already. They should be ashamed of themselves.

    1. Hyper real

      Yes how dare anyone try to use whatever legal avenues are open to them to appeal a verdict

  9. ian-oG

    Jihadists used PUP to fund terror?

    Well at least they didn’t save it all so they could enjoy a summer not working for a pittance in a hotel I guess?

    1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

      pity the rest of us didn’t use it to terrorise the fools running this shambles to do their jobs or get out

Comments are closed.