78 thoughts on “Saturday’s Papers

  1. Paulus

    If I admit to just one little quirkle*
    Please don’t mention it outside this circle.
    But when I’ve had a large gin
    There’s no keeping it in:
    I find I really fancy Frau Merkel.**

    *A quirkle is a very small quirk.
    ** This may not be true.

    1. Poor oul divil

      Ooh er you’re quite partial to matron
      I bet you’d like her in an apron
      With you bent on your knees
      Yelling ja, stimt, sehr gut, please!
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    1. Micko

      Poor fellah

      Hard to know from this video from when they brought him home, just how involved was he in his own removal from hospital.


      Lots of people blaming others for his death, but it may have been his own doing or a combination of different factors. :(

      Hard to know if he’s being coerced or not in this video.

      A very sad situation all round.

      1. ce

        “Hard to know if he’s being coerced or not in this video.

        A very sad situation all round.”

        Dangerous paranoid idiots spreading nonsense, very simply, never needed to happen.

        Similar to the idiotic dealings with old age homes at the start of the pandemic… just for balance…

        Anyway, wear a mask, preferably an FFP2 mask inside for the next while… or does anybody want to say something stupid about that too…

        1. Micko

          “ Dangerous paranoid idiots spreading nonsense”

          Emmm ok. I’m getting the impression that you think he deserved to die?

          Correct me if I’m wrong

  2. f_lawless

    This truck driver shortage simultaneously happening across Europe and the US, etc is sounding as contrived a situation as they come. The problem could easily be solved by the powers that be if the will was there. In these times of precarious job security times there’s surely no shortage of people willing to do the vital work necessary to keep the supply chains functioning, and yet the lack of staff is being explained away by “Covid” and new obstacles that have been put in place such as “stricter drug testing” and “the closure of training schools” (as per the Financial Times).

    Is this an initial phase of further “shock and awe” type tactics to manufacture public compliance with the “new (totalitarian) normal”?

      1. Tighe’s Cylon

        No, it’s his thing. He’s so far down the rabbit hole now reality is something that happens to other people. Not him. He’s finally transcended it.

        I’m just surprised he managed to post something without ivormectin featuring.

        Though I do see Covid is now described as ‘“Covid”. That’s a new one.

        1. f_lawless

          The use of inverted comnas is because I’m quoting a recent financial Times article.

          As far back as over a year ago I was forewarning about the impending ‘biosecurity surveilance state’ that was going to be foisted upon us. A year later this is now what’s coming to pass


          What’s your contribution to the debate been? Seems like you’re just another troll trying to shut down debate

          1. Tighe’s Cylon

            Not that it’s any of your business really but I’m an essential worker who’s been pre-occupied with their job.

            As for debate, I don’t much of that from your corner/bunker. Your position is of one entrenched in conspiracy theory dogma. I’m not going to be able to change your mind (nothing short of a wipe and restart will do that) so I’ve chosen to call you out instead whenever possible.

          2. E'Matty

            Dead right. Ignore the mindless fools nonsense replies. These are people who go through life never looking beyond the veil of perception presented to them. When Klaus Schwab says that by 2030 “You will own nothing, and be hapoy” one must wonder what would have to happen this decade for that to manifest? Evergrande on the brink of collapse. Nation States all over the world laboured with massive debt following the pandemic (Ireland’s 2008 banking related debt of €60 billion dwarfed by our current €240+billion debt), energy grids at breaking point globally (warnings of blackours during winter and electricity rationing), global energy prices sky rocketing. We may be about to face a contrived perfect storm stripping all of their wealth and leaving all dependant on States bankrupted but bailed out by Big Money, with heavy strings attached. The sheep only want blind deluded positivity. They are going to fall apart if this chaos comes to fruition.

          3. Tighe’s Cylon


            I think I have a reasonable handle on what’s going on. I doubt the ‘truth’ is however something to be gleaned from Broadsheet.ie posts and the narrow range certain posters operate in.

            I don’t doubt we have issues facing us post-pandemic. But I don’t think this is a massive power grab by elites and governments hell-bent on forcing us into indentured slavery.

        2. ce

          To tell you the “truth” I’m a little surprised at the consistency of internet signal that Infor_warless manages to get from his survival bunker… more than a little fishy…

    1. John

      Based upon all of the contents of your various posts please seek the attention of a medical professional. You are exhibiting all of the symptoms of a delusional disorder.

    1. Otis Blue

      The Viking Triangle is really well done and the Waterford Walls project is superb. Lots to like throughout the county as well.

      Waterford Top Tip #1: Ben O’Neill’s non-descript electrical shop in Dungarvan has one of the best new vinyl selections around.


        1. Otis Blue

          Odd place. You have to wade through some old electronic debris on the way, go straight up to the back. It’s rammed with great stuff.

  3. jungleman

    Ah no, England losing the final was funnier. The world (minus England) laughed in unison. It still gives me a chuckle!

  4. Lilly

    Harrowing accounts on Playback this morning from middle-aged, single people trying to put a roof over their heads in Ireland today. Jessica, an actor in her 50s couch surfing for over a year; another woman in her 60s commuting from Mullingar where she knows not a sinner. It’s bleak. The system is well and truly broken.

    1. Bertie blenkinsop

      Some days, this place is like seeing your favourite friendly pub being overrun by scumbags… while the landlord eggs them on

  5. SOQ

    OK so one thing I think we can all agree on is that this whole Covid affair has thrown up some pretty unusual bedfellows. This story is getting fair coverage so I assume there is some semblance of truth to it.

    Nicki Minaj Fans Invite Trump Supporters To Join Them For Anti-Fauci, Anti-CDC, Anti-Vaccine Protest


    Rep. Matt Gaetz has even gone so far as to suggest Nicki becomes Trump’s running mate- just when you thought it couldn’t get any weirder eh?

    1. Nigel

      I’m sure the fit of madness will wear off as they contemplate a presidential campaign besieged by qeustions about swollen testicles.

      1. SOQ

        As you well know Nigel, the main issue was that Nicki dared to question the official narrative and basically told her fans to make their own minds up. What was quite shocking about the whole thing was the racial abuse she received from the left- how dare she as a black woman speak out etc.

        The core issue is that in the US, young black people are the least likely to be vaccinated and therefore most discriminated against by vaccine passports. It has already been commented on in New York where blacks are outside, while whites are in.

        Either way, if it happens, the joining of these two groups in protest will be quite something.

          1. f_lawless

            What was the absurd part to your mind? As Steve Kirsch pointed out in an article for TrialSiteNews:

            “the data in VAERS shows a very clear elevation of testicular swelling after Covid vaccination..by 17.7X”

            Based on the scientific data available, Minaj’s story is plausible

            (article is behind a firewall but he has reproduced it here on his own website)


          2. Nigel

            1. That’s VAERS, so uncorroborated, unconfirmed.
            2. She tweeted about her cousin’s friend’s testicles.
            3. Her cousin’s friend’s testicles in Trinidad.
            4. Obviously the guy, if he exists, is entitled to his privacy, but Ms Minaj didn’t think so, and so far there has been no sign of the guy actually existing, with or without swollen testicles.
            5. People shouldn’t be mocked for having swollen testicles, that might discourage them from getting medical help, but a famous pop star tweeting about her cousin’s friend’s swollen testicles in Trinidad was never going to get anything but mocked, so in every way, the whle thing is absurd.

          3. SOQ

            Nope not having that. VAERS is an early warning government funded system with a track record in recording adverse effects. If there is any criticism to be made of it, it is that historically, such injuries are grossly under reported.

            That you would dismiss such, just because it doesn’t suit your narrative, is playing politics with people’s lives- it is doing the job it was designed to do.

            Swollen testicles are a recorded side effect, as is menstruation cycle issues. Whether either has an impact on fertility is unknown- the whole bloody thing is one big experiment anyways.

          4. Nigel

            You’re not having that because it doesn’t suit YOUR narrative, but the simple fact of the matter is VAERS reports are unverified and unconfirmed and, furthermore, easily gamed.

          5. SOQ

            What exactly does ‘unverified and unconfirmed’ mean? Are you suggesting that people are submitting fake reports?

            Who is the conspiracy theorist now eh?

            VAERS does exactly what it says on the tin and if the results did not match up with other five systems the US government have, then you can be pretty certain they would be shouting about it.

            But they are not- the CDC is even citing it themselves.

          6. Nigel

            If you don’t know what those words mean, AND you are unaware of the capacity for people to game things on the internet then you are a sweet summer child and too pure for this world.

          7. SOQ

            The data is being verified Nigel- it is not the only reporting system so it must tie up.

            It is the only one which is public facing which is why we can see it.

          8. f_lawless

            This article (linked to in the Kirsch article) is important to understanding the logical fallacy of dismissing VAERS data in regards to the Covid vaccine roll out. You can’t have it both ways – on the one hand maintain that “the VAERS system is’ not good enough. All those reported cases of adverse reactions haven’t been definitively confirmed yet”,but nevertheless maintain that “the Covid vaccine roll out should continue as normal”.

            The implication of that is that there’s no system in place readily available to the public or general scientific community that can adequately inform them of what the potential risks may be as they emerge. That’s deeply unethical.

            ‘If Vaccine Adverse Events Tracking Systems Do Not Support Causal Inference, then Pharmacovigilance* Does Not Exist ‘


            (*Pharmacovigilance: the practice of monitoring the effects of medical drugs after they have been licensed for use, especially in order to identify and evaluate previously unreported adverse reactions.)

          9. Nigel

            An easily gamed system of reporting vaccine side-effects in a country where a large portion of one party is politically committed to an anti-vaxx ideology during an hisorically unprecedented mass vaccine roll-out? You’re kidding right? The amount of clutter that would generate even if everyone is reporting possible side effects in good faith is wide open to misinterpretation and cherry-picking and relying on correlation and anecdotes?

          10. Nigel

            ‘Panti Bliss is it?’

            Since you have clearly made a careful study of this system, I’ll just assume this is typical of the sort of answer to be expected when you claim to know what you’re talking about.

          11. U N M U T U A L

            …from the VigiAccess website.

            Search for ‘Comirnaty’

            “VigiAccess was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2015 to provide public access to information in VigiBase, the WHO global database of reported potential side effects of medicinal products. Side effects – known technically as adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and adverse events following immunization (AEFIs) – are reported by national pharmacovigilance centres or national drug regulatory authorities that are members of the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring (PIDM). WHO PIDM was created in 1968 to ensure the safer and more effective use of medicinal products.”

            This is just a quick copy paste of the search results. More details are available on the site.
            Each one of these headings has a drop down listing more details.

            Comirnaty… 2068596 ADRs so far…

            Blood and lymphatic system disorders (82988)
            Cardiac disorders (98356)
            Congenital, familial and genetic disorders (1073)
            Ear and labyrinth disorders (68545)
            Endocrine disorders (2688)
            Eye disorders (76111)
            Gastrointestinal disorders (433412)
            General disorders and administration site conditions (1270331)
            Hepatobiliary disorders (3965)
            Immune system disorders (28674)
            Infections and infestations (132247)
            Injury, poisoning and procedural complications (98574)
            Investigations (274719)
            Metabolism and nutrition disorders (47496)
            Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders (615305)
            Neoplasms benign, malignant and unspecified (incl cysts and polyps) (2940)
            Nervous system disorders (903156)
            Pregnancy, puerperium and perinatal conditions (4310)
            Product issues (3563)
            Psychiatric disorders (98331)
            Renal and urinary disorders (16444)
            Reproductive system and breast disorders (74429)
            Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders (218472)
            Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders (288783)
            Social circumstances (14370)
            Surgical and medical procedures (17604)
            Vascular disorders (112154

          12. Nigel

            Remarkable that tor someone so concerned with ‘narratives’ the fact that there is a personality cult in the US with adherents over here for whom reality is fungible and who are devoted to an anti-vaxx ideology has to be kept firmly in your blind spot.

  6. Papi

    Well, Oslo has opened up today at 4.pm, all nightclubs, restaurants, everything. No more masks, distancing, nothing.
    Paid the cost to be the boss.

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