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What you want to say – 26 June 2019 June 26, 2019

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As always, following on Dr. X’s suggestion, it’s all yours, “announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose”, feel free.

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1. Paddy Healy - June 26, 2019

VARADKAR GAVE BIG SALARY BOOST TO TOP JUDGES YESTERDAY WHILE REFUSING HOSPITAL WORKERS AND DEFENCE FORCES
Oireachtas Finance Committee chairman John McGuinness told the Irish Examiner that the increases to the judges show clearly that a dual standard exists when the Government is refusing to increase the pay of Defence Forces personnel and lower paid staff in hospitals Daniel McConnell Political Editor, Irish Examiner https://wp.me/pKzXa-sM
The Government has been sharply criticised for signing off on “unacceptable” pay increases for the country’s top judges while refusing to increase wages for lower-paid workers.

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2. Paul Culloty - June 26, 2019

Bizarrely, Politico have Leo in the running for Commission President – to be frank, they’re welcome to him, but you’d imagine a candidate would need more than two years in front-line politics?

https://www.politico.eu/article/9-center-right-candidates-european-commission-president/

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WorldbyStorm - June 27, 2019

Yeah, that’s far too early I’d have thought as well.

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3. Paddy Healy - June 27, 2019

Nicola Anderson, Irish Independent: ‘No bite-back from the public as they throw their weight behind staff on picket line’

Motorists Honking Horns in Support Everywhere
https://wp.me/pKzXa-sM

Outside the Rotunda Hospital, spirits were being kept aloft with picket line chants of ‘Come on Paschal, don’t be a rascal’ with a chorus of supportive honking car horns.The same scenes of determination were replicated outside hospital after hospital around the country.

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4. Paddy Healy - June 27, 2019

Public Meeting Peace and Neutrality Alliance (NI) THURSDAY, 8TH AUGUST AT 7.00 PM. THE DUKE OF YORK, COMMERCIAL COURT OFF DONEGALL STREET, BELFAST. https://wp.me/pKzXa-Ut ORGANIZED BY PEACE AND NEUTRALITY ALLIANCE (NI). GUEST SPEAKER DR ED HORGAN, FORMER UN PEACEKEEPER AND IRISH,VETERANS FOR PEACE. ON THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FORMATION OF NATO,THE PEACE AND NEUTRALITY ALLIANCE WISHES TO INVITE YOU TO AN EVENING OF PROTEST AND SOLIDARITY. FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT: panasteeringcommittee@gmail.com 07751951785

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5. Paddy Healy - June 27, 2019

Gabriel Makhlouf, New Zealand’s Treasury Secretary, who is to become Head of the Irish Central Bank is ideally suited to his new post! He will “fit like a glove” into the Irish Governance System in Which Nobody is Required to Take Personal Responsibility for Anything!!! https://wp.me/pKzXa-1ey Mr Makhlouf claimed that the New Zealand treasury had been “deliberately and systematically” hacked more than 2,000 times. But the “budget leak” had been put up on the official website in error by treasury officials!!!
Incoming Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf criticised for ‘clumsy’ handling of budget leak in New Zealand
Praveen Menon, Irish Independent, June 27 2019
“The breach of security around the Budget documents should never have happened, under any circumstances,” New Zealand State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes said in the report.
“The right thing to do here was to take personal responsibility for the failure irrespective of the actions of others and to do so publicly. He did not do that,” he said.

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6. Paddy Healy - June 28, 2019

Off-Duty Sailors Sleeping on Ships in Port
Two of Seven Navy Ships to Be Tied up due to Lack of Staff
Link to two detailed Articles here https://wp.me/pKzXa-1kf
Will Purchase of 200 Million Euro Warship (MRV) for service “at home and abroad” be scrapped?
“PDforra has repeatedly stated in recent years that the naval service does not have the manpower to run all of its ships and criticised the lack of proper accommodation for sailors at the Naval headquarters in Haulbowline Island.
As a result of poor pay and soaring rents, up to 80 sailors are currently sleeping on ships when off-duty.
PDforra president Mark Keane told the committee that on average 11 or 12 were sleeping nightly on each ship.”

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7. tafkaGW - June 28, 2019

The sea surface is actually warmer than we thought or could measure.

https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-major-update-to-ocean-heat-record-could-shrink-1-5c-carbon-budget?utm_content=buffere6ce4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

So there’s a cut of at least 25% in the carbon that can be emitted if we want to stay under 1.5% of global heating.

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8. tafkaGW - June 28, 2019

Well its the first I’ve heard of this! I should come out from under my rock more often.

A toe in the door to Dáil elections. So I’m sure you’ll all by supporting it 🙂 I’ve always thought that those who leave are likely to be on average more ‘progressive’ (hate that word, but there you are) than those who stay.

#VotefortheVote #EnduringConnections

There will be a referendum in Ireland in October 2019 to enable all Irish citizens living outside the State to vote in presidential elections. It is very important that this proposal gets a YES vote.

The Convention on the Constitution in 2013 voted 78% in favour of extending the vote in Irish presidential elections to citizens abroad.

The President is head of the nation. Ever since Mary Robinson lit a candle in the window of the Áras, the Irish President has represented something special to the Irish diaspora. Both President McAleese and President Higgins have continued that tradition of speaking directly to and including the Irish diaspora.

Irish citizenship is not dependent on residency and political participation is an inherent aspect of citizenship. That is why over 130 countries worldwide extend the right to vote to their citizens abroad.

A YES vote in the referendum on electing the President would break the link between residency and political rights for Irish citizens and it would strongly reinforce the links between Ireland and its diaspora.

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9. GearóidGaillimh - June 29, 2019

Loyalist activist Willie Frazer has died https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-48705602

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EWI - June 29, 2019

Loyalist activist Willie Frazer has died

Susan McKay had an interview with the Frazer mater, years ago (appeared in Northern Protestants) which was very revealing.

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WorldbyStorm - June 29, 2019

Ah, the obituaries will be instructive

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GearóidGaillimh - June 29, 2019

Not perhaps the first person you’d associate with him. https://twitter.com/fallon_donal/status/1144656376200908808

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WorldbyStorm - June 29, 2019

Hah, never heard Rollins did that. Quite liked his black flag days! Not so sure about his solo stuff

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EWI - July 1, 2019

Ah, the obituaries will be instructive

Yes, but counter-balancing that will be the Belfast and Dublin media’s utter hostility to anything which suggests that the North isn’t all the fault of Northern nationalists.

And, may be connected. There was a piece in the Irish News on (I think) the 19th of June, which covered his ‘group’ finally losing its funding from the British government.

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10. Alibaba - June 29, 2019

EWI drew my attention to this article earlier (and Roy Foster’s nonsensical take):

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/irish-protestants-live-longer-than-catholics-new-research-shows-1.3940784

‘Protestants live longer than Catholics according to new Central Statistics Office research – a fact attributed by historians to their thriftier lifestyles’.

It does concede that ‘The research found people living in the most affluent areas of the country live up to five years longer than those living in the most-deprived areas.’

But the author omits to mention that class is the crucial point. Members of the manual working class die younger than those in the professional/managerial classes. The IT does not like its readers to be told this and it does not take kindly to be reminded of it. So much for its self-declared ‘award-winning, in-depth journalism’.

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Charlie Cairns - June 29, 2019

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/23/chicago-latest-news-life-expectancy-rich-poor-inequality?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Gmail

Like a monty python sketch, USA reality is SO MUCH WORSE, 30 year gap between rich in poor in Chicago

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WorldbyStorm - June 29, 2019

Be interesting to see if Dems pick this up for election

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WorldbyStorm - June 29, 2019

+1 I think class must be a factor in part as well as which having had very very very close CofI relatives the idea cake is eschewed is quite some way distant from the truth!

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EWI - June 30, 2019

But the author omits to mention that class is the crucial point.

It really is, and the IT was curiously reluctant to draw the obvious conclusion here (shades of their coverage of the NI Brexit referendum, where the non-Irish reader would be left unaware as to which community voted for it, and which against).

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11. roddy - June 30, 2019

Arlene Foster and other DUP politicians and Danny Kennedy of the “moderate” UUP have led tributes to Willie Frazer.(Both parties once gave him a free run in a council by election).All I will say is take a look at Willie’s wickapedia entry to see who the unionist establishment deem worthy of tribute.

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WorldbyStorm - June 30, 2019

Thought the tone of some of the coverage was a bit too heavy on ‘victims campaigner’ as distinct from a curious career. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Frazer

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EWI - June 30, 2019

Thought the tone of some of the coverage was a bit too heavy on ‘victims campaigner’ as distinct from a curious career.

I know that the whisper has always been that the Frazers were loyalist paramilitaries. Susan McKay’s book did nothing to dispel that suspicion.

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12. roddy - June 30, 2019

His father was reputed to be a member of the Glenanne gang.

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13. Starkadder - June 30, 2019

Has anyone seen US Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson’s..um… …unconventional view of Foreign Policy?


Marianne Williamson
27 May 2012 ·

Mentally quarantine the government of Syria. See them and their minions surrounded by a golden egg that their malevolence cannot penetrate.

Within the egg, let’s see them showered with light to awaken them.

NowI’m imagining a broadcast saying “Your taxpayer dollars at work: Giant Chicken being flown over the Middle East!”

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WorldbyStorm - July 1, 2019

Wow, just when things are at what we might have thought was peak strangeness they manage to top that. She’s… different

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14. Tomboktu - July 1, 2019

Ho hum…

At 2.00 at The Garden of Remembrance in Dublin Saturday next, 6 July 2019, two groups are assembling: Dublin Trans Pride and Rally for Life.

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WorldbyStorm - July 1, 2019

I saw the posters for both this morning but didn’t realize the times clashed

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15. Paddy Healy - July 1, 2019

The Bunting Harp Collection: A Digital Commission Wednesday, 24 July 2019,ALL OVER IRELAND
Music Network (MN) and The Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) are offering an opportunity for a professional sound or visual artist to create an installation work, using as its inspiration the historically significant harp tunes collected in 1792 by Edward Bunting. https://wp.me/pKzXa-1l8
Artists are invited to submit proposals outlining their creative response to a range of multimedia digital materials relating to the collection held by MN, ITMA, and Special Collections & Archives, Queen’s University Belfast (QUB). Materials are comprised of digitised 18th century publication and manuscript sources, and 21st century audio-visual harp studio performances.This is a unique opportunity for the recipient to create and present new work through the exploration, discovery and creative re-use of archival materials, and to bring this valuable collection to the attention of the wider public.

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16. Paddy Healy - July 2, 2019

10% of Irish People live in Food Poverty , Study Shows
Irish Examiner Tuesday, July 02 https://wp.me/pKzXa-Oa
Lower-income families have to spend up to a third of their income to afford enough food.
That is according to a new Safefood study, which also found that 10% of the population lives in ‘food poverty’
But richest 10% of holders of shares, bank deposits, personal investments now have a tax free 50 billion Euro more than they had at peak Celtic Tiger Level in 2006.!!!

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