71 thoughts on “Sunday’s Papers

  1. TenPin Terry

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/irish-chief-of-staff-meets-russian-ambassador-to-discuss-defence-issues-1.4783668

    ” Irish chief-of-staff meets Russian ambassador to discuss defence issues ”

    Defence against what and with what ?
    The skies above Ireland are defended by the Royal Air Force, the Irish Navy can barely cobble together a seaworthy boat even if they could find the people to crew it and the entire elite forces of the Irish army could be transported in a Thomas The Tank Engine road train.
    Is it April 1st already ?

    1. Mad

      That aching feeling you experience constantly can be addressed with therapy. Try taking a few baths also

  2. TenPin Terry

    Sorry, got that wrong.
    It seems the chief-of-staff wanted to discuss de fence around de Russian Embassy.
    Apparently it’s in a desperate need of a coat of creosote.
    All sorted.

      1. Mad

        Is that real money V?
        Does it appear in our GDP or affect our balance of payments or international credit rating?
        More importantly are the funds mostly debit or credits?

        1. V aka Frilly Keane

          I didn’t write that story
          So ask them for an answer to your enquiries

          It up to the BBC to check their own content

          And until they withdraw it, I am entitled to rely on it’s information
          Even if it is a very thin layer of info

          Incidentally, a balance quoted in any info
          Is called a Balance for a reason
          The sum of debits and credits posted, what column that final balance appears in financial reports / statements defines whether tis a Debit Balance
          Or a Credit Balance
          And even more importantly – is it a P&L item
          Or a balance sheet item

          1. TenPin Terry

            Never pick a fight with V over accounting.
            Along with her tasty recipes she’s the Pavlova of the profit and loss columns.
            You’re bate before you start.
            I’d let her do my accounts in a heartbeat but she’d need to take on extra staff to deal with all the borderline stuff …

          2. Duncan Wheeler

            Surely in these times of dishonest media it is up to the individual to check their sources because the BBC and their ilk are proven liars. I remember when the destruction of Libya was underway that august organ printed on their front page a 1/4 size photo of, and I quote not verbatim, “The Libian people marching to protest against Ghadaffi” The photo was in fact of the Iraqi people marching in celebration of Sadam Hussein, 15 years before. The text on the plaqards proclaimed the support for that infamous dick-tator. Ooops BBC.

          3. Mad

            Okay V
            I asked you a very specific set of questions and as you clearly haven’t a notion of the answer you proceeded to response with bluster, opportunistic waffle and then to cap it all an irrelevant sermon on an unrelated topic. Go back to bed.

          4. Mad

            Duncan the first rule of Broadsheet is that you’re not allowed question V on anything.
            The source she provided and the slurry written on it was as provocative and low rent as Amtrak’s shuttle service between New York City and DC

          5. V aka Frilly Keane

            Give over Mad
            First rule of Broadsheet is to allow all sorts of feculent allegations and untrue statements about me
            So the very opposite of your statement in fact

            I stand over, and defend every ounce of my content here
            Above and below the line
            Out here in the open
            And there are yards of comments under columns to exhibit that

            I posted a link from the BBC via twitter
            I did not create the content under the link
            And so what if the BBC and their ilk are proven liars Duncan
            That’s their problem – and their pockets. Not mine

            I proffered no opinion to accompany the content of the tweet
            Or the values
            Because that’s not the premise of my posting it

            It was to point out that the activity(ies) is now based in Ireland

            Telling me “go back to bed” Mad
            Just who the fúc do you think you are

            I’ll come and go as I please
            In as much as Broadsheet allows me
            Their gaff their rules
            And that – their gaff their rules, clearly
            applies to me a lot more than the likes of you and a cabal of others

        2. Johnny

          It’s real money that needs to be regulated.
          …appear in out GDP-it’s non recurring so no.
          Balance pmts —no
          Credit ratings – Bolton famously described Rudy as a hand grenade,depends how paddy regulates them,I’d be worried…..

          They not your funds – so no

          (Want discuss ? :)

          Not really great questions,the risk is regulatory.

          1. Mad

            Johnny the point here was whether this is actual productively increased wealth generated on the island of Ireland or just a paper transfer, in which case I can’t really figure out why V is gloating about it. For all we know these “assets” could be overleveraged swaps on some housing projects in Detroit. Good morning btw

          2. Johnny

            Good morning,appears the header was a bit of bait,perhaps RTE will do a follow up with the central bank,the Wells Fargo lady seems awfully keen and gung ho…
            ‘Large banks with international operations run from Ireland have seen a huge increase in their Irish balance sheets as a result of Brexit.‘

    1. GiggidyGoo

      “ Jägerbomb’ actually. If you want to write it without the umlaut, then the spelling is ‘Jaegerbomb’ or even Jaeger Bomb.
      I would have thought that your, erm, UK heritage would have given you that insight into the German language. Dib dib old boy. Stiff upper brain and all that.

  3. dangerfield

    just as COVID blarney starts to uninfect the comments, Charger is back for his usual monologue in the mirror, tiresome as ever and dripping with condescension.
    Remember the days when the consensus was so cosy that Broadsheet was pilloried elsewhere? I miss the innocence of those days. When many comments were funny and insightful. I can’t hang around to read this derisory dribble on every post. Why was he allowed back in? Feels sadistic at this point.

    1. North Gay George's Treat

      Engagement, his schtick is contrived as Bodger’s. It drives engagement on the site. BS doesn’t care what harms the division-making causes. It’s the Facebook model.

      1. TenPin Terry

        Drat.The cunning plan has been foiled.
        How did you know I’m on a bottle of Dingle Gin every time I get the post count over a ton by midday ?
        Mind you, I’m beginning to think Nigel has cut the same deal.

      2. Mad

        Yes. I’ve decided to engage with it today and also all the other resident bots. I really hope John Ryan bought them all a quart of engine oil in the Christmas party

          1. Steph Pinker

            Hahaha, self-deprecating humour is the best of all, there are idiots in every walk of life regardless of status – height or otherwise :)

          2. TenPin Terry

            Wise words as ever from you Steph.
            Everyone seems to take themselves so seriously on here don’t you think ?
            No quarter given and a fight to the death by these keyboard warriors.
            Sometime they just need to chill out instead of high-fiving their computer screens and doing a Conor McGregor-esque swaggering ring walk over some imaginery victory on an internet forum.
            Saddoes.

  4. GiggidyGoo

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-lorry-queues-dover-eu-b1997993.html

    Charger trying to tell us a day or two ago that there were no queues of trucks at british ports. Hahaha. Five years roughly is what old Blighty had to prepare for Brexit, and it’s still chasing its tail. And Heseltine saying that the removal of Boris may give people a chance to vote again on Brexit. Hahahaha. That ferry has departed.

    On a lighter note, the noose is tightening for the little boy Boris. Parties in the newly decorated flat is a new one.

    And one of the front runners to replace him as leader seemingly is Liz Truss. That’ll increase the export of british tea to China. Ah lads, this is a laugh-a-minute.

    Dib dib. Stiff upper brain and all that.

    1. Nigel

      Yes, thank goodness there are no mega-droughts, famines, wildfires, oil spills, deforestation, murders of environmental campaigners, civic unrest and disorder and mass migrations going on right now, to say nothing of a face-off between nuclear powers. Happening right now. It may even delight you to know Giggidy posted this as an effort at a gotcha a few months ago. You’re posting Giggidy’s leavings. All you climate deniers or contrarian edgelords covering for bad policies by politicians you worship post the exact same selection of old stories over and over again. Meanwhile there’s new story after new story about how climate change, pollution and biodiversity collapse are occurring all the time.

      But well done on licking up Giggidy’s cold leftovers. Der derp indeed.

  5. goldenbrown

    ”Varadkar presses gardaí on leak probe”

    Solicitors for Tánaiste Leo Varadkar have repeatedly made contact with gardaí to inquire about the status of its investigation into his leaking of a confidential government document, the Sunday Independent has learnt…

    ah they must have had the fair city writers in for this one
    Beano Sindo spin cycle to max rpm lol

    1. Mise

      Tá sé deas le féicail go bhfuil an teanga beo go fóill , le béarlaríoct na gan béarlaíoct.
      Máidin mháith dóibh uilig.

  6. GiggidyGoo

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-lorry-queues-dover-eu-b1997993.html

    Charger trying to tell us a day or two ago that there were no queues of trucks at british ports. Hahaha. Four years is what old Blighty had to prepare for Brexit, and it’s still chasing its tail. And Heseltine saying that the removal of Boris may give people a chance to vote again on Brexit. Hahahaha.

    On a lighter note, the noose is tightening for the little boy Boris. Parties in the newly decorated fiat is a new one.

    And one of the front runners to replace him as leader seemingly is Liz Truss. That’ll increase the export of british tea to China. Ah lads, this is a laugh-a-minute.

    Dib dib. Stiff upper brain and all that.

  7. Kim The Cardassian

    Dr Michael Mosley should stick his bs keto diet up his bum bum and stop manipulating people in to thinking keto is a miracle weight loss programme.

    Its one of the most failed approaches to weight loss

    1. bisted

      …in fairness, the Mail are standing by their man…he must be the third generation of Moselys supported by the Mail…

      1. TenPin Terry

        Baddum Tish.
        Very good.
        More of those please.Let’s make today Sidesplitting Sunday after all that po-faced jiggery-pokery on here yesterday.
        Plus the fact is I think I may still be a little drunk after a fun night in Galway even as the time for a wee livener is hoving into view.
        I seem to have woken up as Rowley Birkin QC

        1. Mad

          Ever notice how the most demented reactionary people in history have to tell us all of their alcoholism constantly which they wear as a badge of honour like a swastika?

          1. TenPin Terry

            Churchill liked a drink or three whilst coordinating the fight to save Europe and Ireland from Hitler’s jackboot.
            By the end Behan was struggling to find a pub he wasn’t barred from for being a boorish oaf.
            Mind you, I once had a glorious night on the turps with his brother Dominic, a witty and charming man who loved living in Blighty until he finally returned home in an urn.

          2. paddy apathy

            The Russians and the Americans won that one for yous. And Hitler’s disastrous strategy of opening up a new front in eastern Europe, against the advice of his generals, is the reason why Britain wasn’t invaded. Churchill was a loud obnoxious bastard bystander really, quickly dumped by the electorate after ww2.

          3. Mad

            It was claimed he did his best work after a few sharpeners. Looking at your output here, that approach doesn’t suit everyone

          4. TenPin Terry

            ” The Russians and the Americans won that one for yous.”

            How sweet.Someone who deliberately types in an accent.

        2. GiggidyGoo

          Such an exciting life eh? Your fun night ended before 11:33pm. In the bedsit in Blackpool no doubt.
          You woke up as Walter Mitty as is normal.

          1. GiggidyGoo

            That from the fellow who thinks Stobart is still a thing in Ireland.
            Oh too easy.

            (Do you use the on-street parking in Hounslow to avoid paying the parking charges at Heathrow still? (and come back every day to reload the fee?). What a pl…er, as Del Boy would say) https://www.broadsheet.ie/2020/10/03/sundays-papers-53/#comment-2248806
            So easy.

            Or
            You were trying to tell us during 2020 that you were aware of a number of pubs selling out of date beer – you quickly ran away from that one when it as pointed out to you that the breweries covered the costs of unused beer due to pubs closing because of covid.
            Easy peasy lemon squeezy

          2. TenPin Terry

            I miss Brother Barnabas.
            Intelligent, witty and a fair opponent in the daily duels of persiflage.
            You on the other hand …
            Oy vey.

            * rustling sound of a dictionary’s pages being rapidly turned *

          3. Mad

            It gets lonely staying in Travelodge’s as sometimes the blow up latex dolls just don’t do it for him

    2. Doxxy Chainsaw

      Keto is a miracle diet for some people with epilepsy. A friend’s child has been seizure free for years on a strict keto diet. I wouldn’t stand by it for weight loss though.

  8. SOQ

    Anti-restriction marches everywhere yesterday, including Dublin where Dr. Vincent Carroll made a very impassioned and powerful speech. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl-S6gRKv_k

    Also, striking images coming out of London where NHS staff threw down their uniforms over mandates- the same NHS staff who were being clapped a year ago. The NHS is very popular with the general public so this is a thorny issue for the government.

    In normal times, where up to 10% of NHS staff were to be fired, the main media would be all over such a story but these are not normal times. That a sizeable number of medical professionals are so reluctant to take these injections is by its very nature, a taboo subject these days.

  9. SOQ

    A comparison of official Government reports suggests the Fully Vaccinated are suffering Antibody Dependent Enhancement

    We can clearly see from world-wide data that the real-world effectiveness of the Covid-19 injections wains significantly in a short amount of time, but unfortunately for the vaccinated population, rather than the immune system returning to the same state it was prior to vaccination, the immune system performance begins to rapidly decline making it inferior to that of the unvaccinated.

    https://dailyexpose.uk/2022/01/23/world-government-data-shows-covid-vaccinated-suffering-ade/

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