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What you want to say – 10 July 2019 July 10, 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. Phil F - July 10, 2019

Workers are less keen on the British Labour Party than the left is. . .https://rdln.wordpress.com/2019/05/18/workers-increasingly-less-keen-about-british-labour-party/

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2. EWI - July 10, 2019

Does Gweedore deserve a higher state pension than Glenageary?

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/personal-finance/does-gweedore-deserve-a-higher-state-pension-than-glenageary-1.3951706

This (latest) FG gambit to sabotage the state pension system needs pushback. Bringing in variations, means testing etc. undermines the whole concept, possibly fatally, by people ideologically opposed it in the first place.

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WorldbyStorm - July 10, 2019

Completely agree. The line about ‘gravy train’ in relation to the state pension is borderline offensive too.

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Paddy Healy - July 11, 2019

This extreme FG suggestion must be fully resisted. The state old Age pension is higher than the MESL (Minimum Effective Standard of Living) in all locations according to Minister ReginaDoherty!! She seems to be suggesting that there should be no increases in such payments until such pensioned incomes fall to MESL. (Finian McGrath is Doherty’s junior minister. Will the Doherty principle apply to disability payments also???)

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3. EWI - July 10, 2019

If the British government has long promised two things which are, on the face of it, mutually exclusive – ie, leaving the single market and customs union while having no disruption to trade on the Border – the Irish Government has been guilty of something similar: promising to protect the single market while insisting there would be no Border checks.

These two propositions were in no way ‘similar’ (the latter has a basis in defening both the GFA and our EU membership), but we’re starting to see kite-flying on the subject of cutting the North loose for parochial concerns in Dublin.

The dangers are real in upsetting the GFA applecart, no matter what backroom understanding might be going on between Dublin and London.

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EWI - July 10, 2019
WorldbyStorm - July 10, 2019

That’s an extremely irritating line on them being ‘something similar’ and as you rightly say flat out wrong.

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4. EWI - July 10, 2019

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/eight-politicians-denied-full-allowance-over-poor-attendance-1.3949510

Anyone else notice an uptick in the IT surreptitiously editing its own online articles? The above originally had Pearse Doherty’s picture prominently in it (of the eight was only a day under the limit) which prompted much well-deserved criticism online.

An interview with James Nesbitt a few days ago also had a misleading headline claiming that he was ‘proud’ to be Northern Irish; decidedly not what he said in the article itself, where he talks about his discovery of his Irishness. This too has been quietly changed in the online edition.

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5. Paddy Healy - July 11, 2019

It is outrageous to outsource life or death medical scans to a foreign country where The Irish state is not in a position to enforce standards. How many have died or will die as a result? Successive Irish Governments are responsible. The HSE was set up to “outsource” Government responsibility!
800 women did not receive CervicalCheck results after IT issue at US laboratory: Fergal Bowers, RTE, The problem arose in one Quest Diagnostics laboratory in Chantilly in Virginia in the US. The tests were carried out between 1 October 2018 and 25 June this year and were mainly repeat tests for human papillomavirus (HPV).

Extreme Free Market(Neo-liberal) Governance Scheme to Ensure that Government and Senior Administrators cannot be held responsible for Anything https://wp.me/pKzXa-1ey

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6. Paddy Healy - July 12, 2019

The risk to the 800 Women Not given Cervical check results for up to nine months only came to light due to persistent questioning of Department of Health, HSE, Cervical Screening Service by one woman and subsequent questions from RTE!!!
https://wp.me/pKzXa-1ey
Health Minister Harris and HSE Refuse to Appear to answer Questions on Morning Ireland

See Also at https://wp.me/pKzXa-1ey Health Minister Harney, Progressive Democrats Outsourced Cervical Screening to US LABS despite Warnings From Irish Professionals of the Unreliability of Results from These Labs-Frank Connolly in Village Magazine, 27 June 2018 (THe PDs brought Free Market Fanaticism to a new height in Ireland)

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Paddy Healy - July 12, 2019

Remember: HSE was set up to outsource blame from government but Minister can take credit for all positive “achievements”

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7. Paddy Healy - July 12, 2019

Morning Ireland Interview with Persistent Cervical Check Complainant https://wp.me/pKzXa-1ey to-day Friday July 12, 2019
https://player.fm/series/series-2281703/woman-told-some-type-of-it-glitch-led-to-delay
Woman told ‘some type of IT glitch’ led to delay
Tommy Meskill speaks to ‘Sharon’ whose probing uncovered an IT glitch had left 800 women without results from their cervical screening. Lorraine Walsh, board member of 221+ group, reacts to failure by the HSE to notify women of their CervicalCheck results.

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8. Tomboktu - July 13, 2019

I wonder how much the European Parliament is spending on the advertisement tweets that are being pushed into timelines.

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9. Paddy Healy - July 14, 2019

HSE BOSS NOT TOLD OF DELAYED CERVICAL CHECK RESULTS? Would You believe?
Neo Liberal Governance Scheme to Ensure That those in Authority Cannot be Blamed for Anything https://wp.me/pKzXa-1ey
See Point 3 in my Governance Scheme Further Down at Link: 3)”Induction Programme: Tell recruits to new Agency not to report failures to Head of Agency in writing. Ministers , Civil Servants, Agency Heads, must always deny informing the responsible minister verbally also unless Taoiseach and Responsible Minister have given permission to do so in advance.
Suday Independent July 14: Stephen McMahon, of the Irish Patients’ Association, said the HSE confirmed to him last Friday night that HSE Director, Paul Reid had not been briefed in advance about what he said was a “systems failure”.
He said the failure to inform the CEO was of serious concern, given the importance of the cervical cancer screening programme and how dependent it is on trust.

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10. EWI - July 14, 2019

This is important reading.

ALEC played a key role – together with the State Policy Network (SPN), an association of conservative think tanks – in pushing legislation that was deliberately designed to undermine public sector unions. Notably, this was intended to help change the structural conditions of America’s politics. As SPN’s head emphasized, these reforms had the promise of “permanently depriving [italics in original] the Left from [sic] access to millions of dollars in dues extracted from unwilling union members every election cycle” and making it far easier to pass other “pro-freedom initiatives.” It plausibly succeeded – Hertel-Fernandez’ work with James Feigenbaum and Vanessa Williamson suggests that such measures led to a 3.5% drop-off in votes for Democratic candidates, and a 2% drop in voter turnout.

http://crookedtimber.org/2019/07/10/the-lavatories-of-democracy/#more-46528

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11. Paddy Healy - July 15, 2019

Increased “Carbon Tax” To Be the New “Water Charges”
RTE-The Government says the carbon tax is set to quadruple over the next ten years, as part of its efforts to tackle climate change. https://wp.me/pKzXa-oM
It will increase the price of key fuels, including petrol, diesel and home heating oil.-RTE
The Super-Rich will continue to enjoy Reduced income tax as people travelling to work and heating their homes will pay the price!!! WE MUST WAKE UP!

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12. Alibaba - July 16, 2019

Thoughts on Trump’s relationship with Acosta, Epstein and 14 year old girls come to mind after reading this:

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/07/alex-acosta-blames-victims-reticence-epstein-case/593713/

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