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    Far too much truthfulness here for a typical Friday on RTE


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?time_con...RVbeoePUk70AKg
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    The lunchtime news on RTE One gave us a 15 minute interview with this retired British General telling us that Russia is planning to take over Central Europe by stealth - "has taken over Ukraine" (!) .
    He seems to be acting for the Yanks in that he promoted Obama's line that the Europeans don't pay enough for Defence.

    Did not mention that Montenegro joined NATO this week, ah well...

    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/201.../russ-m21.html
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    Lynne Boylan rightly put Mary Wilson back into her box over Wilson's **** a hoop and erroneous interpretation that EU advice was that Ireland was stuck with Water Charges as they were 'established practice'. Amusing. Mary is not used anyone bringing her a halt to her right wing line.
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    David Murphy slavishly regurgitating government spin once again. In one breath he says that the the 26% rise in GDP is 'meaningless'. In the next he says:
    One benefit is that the size of the economy in comparison to the national debt will improve.
    Ireland’s debt to-GDP-ratio will fall to 78%; it was expected to be 93%. At the height of Ireland’s crisis it topped 120%.
    You don't need Higher Leaving Cert maths to understand that you can't take a nonsense statistic and use it to generate a meaningful one.
    Horrendous even by RTE standards.

    http://analysis.rte.ie/business/2016...ause-problems/

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    Political crisis in the North so RTE send someone from Dublin to interview the RTE Northern correspondent





    http://www.broadsheet.ie/2017/01/09/...od-on-six-one/
    Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~Oscar Ameringer

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    Yep, new 2017 travel budget, by my count there are five TV and radio people on the road. Only the local corr is relevant.

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