May 15, 2014

Women, not men, are the key drivers of the Irish economy.

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On Monday evening I was in Tesco in Ballybrack. Like every other supermarket in Ireland on a Monday evening it is full of women and the odd few men sent out to get things that the family have run out of like milk, bread and “stuff for the packed lunches”. The shoppers, overwhelmingly women, stopped in the aisles, priced stuff, weighed up their options and chose. This is how the economy works. Millions of everyday decisions taken by millions of people every day make up what is the economy.

The economy is the amalgamation of our small decisions.

Earlier that day, I was at a brilliant (but for a middle-aged, white male economics commentator, rather disconcerting) ‘Women On Air‘ conference at Dublin Castle, organised by Caroline Erskine. It was enormously important because it dealt with why there are still relatively few women on air and in the print not just here in Ireland, but all over the western world.

The media, and broadcasting in general, is more friendly to women than most professions and yet here too, in this crucial forum where opinions can be moulded, changed and formed, the voice of half the population is heard but not at full volume. In contrast, men’s voices are amplified far in excess of 49pc of the population. We all know that whoever tells the story, frames it, dictates the parameters and determines, if not the conclusion, the range of conclusions.

Among the many interesting speakers was the American journalist Katie Orenstein who put up a slide showing that on certain subjects, the so-called ‘pink topics’, women do write more than men. These are the four Fs – food, furniture, fashion and family. But on ever other topic, men outnumber women. If you take as your starting point that we all write about what we know, the inference must be that women have more experience and expertise in these areas.

women in media

The charts shows this bias in the US for women writing about the four Fs. The most depressing revelation is that in the US, only 11pc of economics articles in mainstream media are written by women. The inference must be that women don’t have expertise in the hard world of economics.

Is this true? In fact, the opposite is true. Irish women are more important to the Irish economy and job creation than Irish men. Indeed, most of the growth rate of the Irish economy over the past three decades is down to Irish women.

Who creates jobs? The accepted narrative is that entrepreneurs create jobs. This implies that the wealthy people on boards of firms are job creators and therefore should be lauded. This is not the case.

The consumers who buy products create jobs. The best product in the world if it is not bought, won’t sustain a single job. Jobs are created after stuff is bought, not before.

Who are the main consumers in Ireland? Why, Irish women of course. Women have traditionally done most of the household shopping. Surveys suggest that women make perhaps 80pc of consumers’ buying decisions. Of course, some men might retort that these Irish women are doing this with Irish men’s money.

Again this is not true and this is where the extraordinary contribution of Irish women to the economic growth rate and job creation becomes apparent – as too does the fact that Irish men are not only falling behind, but not pulling our weight in terms of GDP.

GDP – which is only the aggregation of all the little stuff that goes on in the economy – comes from three sources, from more people being employed and having more wages to spend, from using new technology or from an increase in the productivity of labour and capital due to new technology.

Since my mother was teaching back in the 1970s, when only 25pc of women had a full-time job, women have filled two new jobs for every one taken by a man. The biggest social change since then has been the fact that 51pc of women are now full-time workers. The figure for men has fallen from 85pc to 67pc. In 1970, women’s average wages were 47pc of men’s. Today it is 94pc.

The employment of extra women has not only added more to GDP than new jobs for men but has contributed more than either productivity or new technology. The huge increase in women graduates and the fact that they are doing better in the Leaving Cert would suggest that much of the increase in productivity comes from the 977,000 women in the workforce.

When we multiply the doubling of the amount of women in work and the gradual catch-up of their wages we can see where, in terms of the sexes, the growth rate of the Irish economy is coming from; it has come from Irish women, not Irish men.

If Irish women have been more important to the economy than men, how do we explain why there are no women board chairs or CEOs in any of the top publicly listed companies in the ISEQ index?

If women are more important to job creation and the economy than men, why are there so few women economic commentators? It’s time to change that – bring it on sisters!

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David McWilliams writes daily on international economics and finance at www.globalmacro360.com


  1. “men’s voices are amplified far in excess of 49pc of the population. We all know that whoever tells the story, frames it, dictates the parameters and determines, if not the conclusion, the range of conclusions.”

    aka: Mansplaining

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mansplaining

    This forum is Mansplaining HQ. How many women are actually behind these personas/avatars? How’s your meta-data analytics, Dave?

    How many identify as gender-neutral politically, if not in terms of clothing in the bedroom/board-room? Role playing traditional stuff can be 50 Shades of Lulz, but “Everyday Sexism”? DOWN WID DAT KINDA TING!”

    • It’s quiet in here today….

      “The inference must be that women don’t have expertise in the hard world of economics.” Because: Janet Yellen & @DeirdreMcClosk ? “some men might retort that these Irish women are doing this with Irish men’s money.”Go on, I dare ye! Bring on the lunch-time suited/booted testosterone poisoned David Brent in Dublin types who’ve just been ‘disciplined’ by some upstart Have-It-All uber-mom-manager..

      ‘pink topics’? There was a LOT of pink at Kitty Purry’s “Prism” show and it was young, old, cis male/female/transgender. And then Ms Perry invited some young BrummieBoy onstage for a lap-dance to, like, totally mock and bebunk male power tropes. And all the dad-dancers with their teenage daughters tuned in to their inner LOL-cat fantasies. But not me, of course. I was merely observing Bread and Circus Culture as we approach COLLAPSE. I am a serious person, ahem..I wander what @irishmammies made of Conchita Wurst? Is that what being in the Europa means? Wasn’t Panty Bliss enough of a provocation?

      Dave, did you and Pat Rabitte have a break-out session at “WomenOnAir” to talk about Team Sports? Did he ask “What the feck is Intersectionality?” LOL! Let’s talk about gender, baby! And not just in nightclubs and Eurovision mayhem, though that’s fun too. The Knife were at Electric Picnic. Wonder how all those Laois lads and dads coped with the “Shaking The Habitual” show? *thinking* More Europa decadence! Somebody warn “Teh Inona Instytute” & the IrishMammies cult.

      “The Knife – Let’s Talk About Gender Baby, Let’s Talk About You And Me (Planningtorock rework)”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqHh6oiuFjc

  2. cooldude

    Fairly weak article. There are lots of women who are knowledgable on economic issues but the reason their views don’t make it to print is not because of their gender but because their views don’t fit in with the “sure isn’t everything great because there is a mini boom in house prices in D4″ point of view which is about the only thing we seem to be reading in our pathetic media at the moment.

    One that springs to mind straight away and who is an occasional contributor to this forum is Clare Leonard. Clare is very well able to discuss finance with anyone but the reason you never hear or read her is that her views definitely don’t conform with the current media ” sure aren’t we grand” bullshit that we have to read on a daily basis. Other notable women writers from the US who we never hear about are Ellen Brown and her public banking proposals and Wendy McElroy who is a brilliant writer on human freedom and economics.
    The reason we don’t hear or read these women has nothing to do with their gender but everything to do with what they have to say.

    Why don’t you get back to more substantial stuff for your next article. It’s not as if there are any lack of issues with war on the horizon everywhere even though the vast majority of people are totally against it. Another issue that deserves some attention is the latest details on the Fed’s bond purchases for the three months from November 2013 to January 2014. Remember how we were told that the Fed would be “tapering” it’s purchases from $65 billion a month to $55 billion. Well in fact they actually increased their purchases through clandestine purchases paid for by the Fed through the Belgian central bank to the tune of $27 billion per month. That’s correct instead of decreasing by $10 billion they actually increased their purchases by $27 billion to $92 billion. This was done because some country dumped $104 billion of treasuries in one week and the Fed had to come up with a scheme to make their bonds look strong and stop a run on the $Dollar. More lies and deceit from the world’s largest central bank. The dollar is under severe pressure and will be even more so with new Yuan deals between Russia and China.

    This would be a good subject for an in depth article. All the details are here
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-us-dollars-fragile-reserve-currency-status-the-great-deceiver-the-federal-reserve/5382184?u

    • @cooldude No offence intended, babe, but I don’t know why anyone thinks this is a “weak article” and also suggests “Why don’t you get back to more substantial stuff for your next article. It’s not as if there are any lack of issues with war on the horizon everywhere even though the vast majority of people are totally against it.”

      That’s sounds like Mansplaining to me even if you’ve got a Vagenda affiliation. Hey, ‘cooldude’. Are you male/female? Cis/trans/non-aligned? It’s so hard to tell with these screennames. Oh, Internet! The Interwebz should have opened up Gender Neutrality in debate. I ain’t seeing it, babe. ..

      • cooldude

        My gender is male Andrew not that that should have any relevance to the views I have. My opinion is that this is a weak article and there are many more important topics that could be written about. As far as I am concerned all my comments are gender neutral and will continue to be so.

        • Thank you. I will note that on your NSA/GCHQ file and check that it corresponds with your passport. JOKE!

          That was an entirely proportion and managed intervention. You did not respond to the inappropriate provocation. I can only apologise for being such an agent provocateur today.

          Blame Katy Perry. I thought I’d be coming down after 48 hours, but I can still see her in my mind’s eye, leaning out from the stage to touch me, thus transmitting her Babylonian frequencies of Gender Sedition and Occupy The Locker Room stuff. Or was it all a dream……?

        • Bamboo

          I agree with you cooldude. This article is quite an old and boring topic. It is good however to see it coming up but you do need to be in the mood for it. Not because of the female issue but because society just plod on and on as it is.

  3. dorn

    “If Irish women have been more important to the economy than men, how do we explain why there are no women board chairs or CEOs in any of the top publicly listed companies in the ISEQ index?”

    Corruption and cronyism, plain and simple. Its the one thing that we are world beaters at here in Ireland.

  4. To be serious, briefly. I wonder if ‘loveable’ Miriam O’Callaghan is The Dark Horse that will eclipse Eddie Mair to take over from the supposedly ferocious Paxman? Can she juggle it all to storm the Saxon Citadel of the BBC?
    “Ireland’s favourite presenter Miriam O’Callaghan revealed that BBC bosses want her to return to English screens and she is considering her options.The Prime Time presenter worked with BBC’s programme Newsnight early in her career”.

    That was on Her.ie a couple of years ago. I have ‘contacts’ at the Beeb but they’re doing the siff upper lip stuff and wont’ say yea or nay when I probe them… I really hope so as that would certainly be ‘shaking the habitual’ line of public school types with their fake-Shakespeare tones. Uz Brummies iz Shakespeer. Srsly. But I will forgive her if she puts the work/life balance stuff ahead of becoming a mega-player on the media stage.

    http://www.her.ie/celeb/lovable-presenter-miriam-ocallaghan-might-take-a-job-in-bbc/

    • To be serious, again. I’d like my daughter to have her as role-model alongside Taylor Swift and Katy Perry as she navigates her 4th July Prom. Miriam, not Mario!

      I asked her if she’d like to come and see Miley Cyrus with me and the lads tomorrow night. She looked up from her revision and said “Does Mom know about this? Are you asking me to keep toxic secrets?” “No, it’s only pop music!”, I pleaded. “That’s what Robin Thicke thought until his wife kicked him to the kerb….”, she said…..”Is it those Rubberbandits again? Don’t ever let me catch you watching “Dad’s Best Friend” again or I’m calling social services” “But they’re from my ancestral Limerick home! You don’t understand, it’s a plastic paddy thing, like when I had to go the The City Of London a while back to see them at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.” I said. “Get out of my room and don’t come back unless it’s with pizza, coke and Pro-Plus. I have an exam tomorrow. Turn that nonsense down. Or off. Forever, preferably”. She said.

      Hey, I’m on topic! Don’t ban me again, Dave! “The Rubberbandits, Dads Best Friend” ‘My wife sells cheese on the internet…”

      • Still quiet, but warming up a bit. Maybe there was something going on in the IFSC today? Free strippers at some watering hole before the afternoon NYC shift? J,M&J! I hope there’s none of the Japanese type karaoke/bukkake clubs in Dublin yet…

        Like Mario O’Callaghan, Katy Perry is a bit of a Dark Horse with an illuminati agenda song of that name about using her feminine wiles to enslave some hapless male slave fan whilst winking to the Wimmin and they all LOL’d. But she was also calling out quite a few sons,dads,brothers in the audience for their antics. Some of them suddenly looked a bit….uncomfortable. That’s what happens when you lose your pledge and dont’ go to mass.

        And did Russell Brand really send a txt to divorce? He was probably terrified the Babylonian Goddess would chew him up and spit him out for being a total wimp and crashing out of the marriage. Her sister’s just had a baby. She told us all about being in the living room for the home-birth. Very rock’n'roll.

        She’s 30, and has to complete a 150 date world tour with Kitty Purry Inc, and find a new huband/father material now that Russell is OUT! I don’t know how she’s managed to run her one-woman band/corporation through all this, but she is inspirational.

        She was looking out at the audience and then she spotted a devilishy debonair Peaky Paddy George Clooney clone and turned on her hell-fire charms. Then she spotted his wife & daughter next to him…..no go zone. She’s the best thing EVVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. michaelcoughlan

    “The consumers who buy products create jobs”

    No they don’t.

    They create viable demand which is a need for a good or service which can be met with the means of payment. There is plenty of demand in the world for food but if you have no means of payment you get no bread.

    Jobs are created by people like you McWilliams and others like you.

    The reason there are so few women in board positions is because they are SUPERIOR to men in that their intuition allows them to understand the knock on effects of sociopathic behaviour for example. They either her walk away or make such a nuisance out of themselves fixing the wrongs they get fired because they become too much of a threat to the bonus of the assh*le ceo’s plundering the place.

    Michael.

    • Hello Michael

      The first waves of Feminism were about storming the Corporate Citadels of Male Privilege, breaking glass ceilings where possible whilst also spinning the plates of Mom/Lover/Household Budget Manager.

      The next waves will be to re-shape corporate cultures away from male pychosis ’1% Winner Takes All to compensate for being rubbish in bed’ to upcycle/re-imagine The Corporation in the C21st so it doesn’t destroy the planetary resource Capital. Some wimmin in power just want to have the same Male Privilege buy endless expensive shoes rater than play squash, but some are actually looking into all this. Sheryl Sandberg was in Dublin to put a match to a lot of simplistic thinking on all this.

      Mind you, “Corporate Agendas Are None Of Your Business”. It’s fatuous in the extreme to blame corporations for doing what they are designed/programmed to do. It’s the absence of world-wide gubbermental effectiveness in establishing an equitable tax framework that’s the real deal. When our elected leaders stop fluffing the 0.001% and harassing the lame, weak,sick and stupid and do their feckin job, I’ll put down my spray-paints and leave the sloganeering to Bansky. And Morrissey:

      “World peace is none of your business So would you kindly keep your nose out The rich must profit and get richer And the poor must stay poor Oh oh, you poor little fool Oh oh, you fool”

      “World Business Is Not In “The Peace Business”"

      http://www.stereogum.com/1681207/morrissey-world-peace-is-none-of-your-business-video/video/

  6. michaelcoughlan

    “The consumers who buy products create jobs”

    No they don’t.

    They create viable demand which is a need for a good or service which can be met with the means of payment. There is plenty of demand in the world for food but if you have no means of payment you get no bread.

    Jobs are created by people like you McWilliams and others like you.

    The reason there are so few women in board positions is because they are SUPERIOR to men in that their intuition allows them to understand the knock on effects of sociopathic behaviour for example. They either walk away or make such a nuisance out of themselves fixing the wrongs they get fired because they become too much of a threat to the bonus of the assh*le ceo’s plundering the place.

    Michael.

    • Daithi7

      ‘If Irish women have been more important to the economy than men, how do we explain why there are no women board chairs or CEOs in any of the top publicly listed companies in the ISEQ index?
      If women are more important to job creation and the economy than men, why are there so few women economic commentators?…..’

      Ha, ha, you’re hilarious Muriel!?

      The main reason there are so few women in top executive jobs , politics & even economics is that a majority of women settle down & have children and CHOOSE (yes that’s a choice sisters) to be the primary carer/home builder and either work part time, at less demanding, steady jobs or just exclusively in the home.

      In today’s world this is a CHOICE. Women are voting with their feet. Any commentary or debate that fails to take cognisance of this salient fact is either being completely disingenuous or just plain stupid and misinformed. You can decide which this piece is!?

      As a reasonably well informed Irish man, who wants equality for everyone regardless of gender at all times and all circumstances, I’m sick to death by being lectured to by a vocal minority in the ‘sister brigade’ & the allegedly male dominated media !????, that women don’t make up enough of this working cohort or that one and that this is a sign of blatant sexism. Normally to remedy these perceived ills these same voices advocate quotas, positive discrimination (like what’s effing positive about that anyhow?), or some other asinine scheme to ‘make women equal’. This is just stupid in the extreme as any demographic who opt to devote their considerable time, dedication & energy to the most worthy pursuit of raising children & being a home maker can’t very well give out that too few of them are top ceos, chairperson of public companies, astronauts, top athletes, politicians, or indeed any other career or pursuit that requires the hard hours, dedication and hard work over many years that are required to be a success in any field.

      The ironic part of this is that 99% of both women & men acknowledge and accept this fact of working life, but yet we still have to put up with the ignorant pleadings of the 1% to rectify discrimination that is not there today IMHO.

      The key issue is equality of opportunity, in other words, if any person is going to work hard enough, for long enough and have sufficient guile, means and good fortune along the way they can succeed at their chosen profession. That’s by & large in existence today thankfully, despite the painful pleadings of the patronising 1%….

      rant over :)

      • Look, the Dublin Bay versions of Tokyo 89′s Mrs Watanabe may be fine doing the carry-trade between chakra alignments and voguing at the school pick-up, but how many ‘ordinary people’, young couples starting out: how many can even contemplate family life and kids with just one income? Is that not a class-based issue, if only the Trustafarians and upper echelons of paid labour can afford a ‘wife’, whether male or female. I was a house-husband and parental carer for many years but it was both the best and most boring work I ever did. I’m fine with anyone choosing any lifestyle they want so long as it’s not based on Gender Exclusivity or Class War through inheritance.

        It’s about time governments woke up to this in all it’s full horror before interest rates wipe out another generation now being lured into disaster. Again!

        South Dublin is in the process of being transformed into a ‘gated compound’ where nobody can afford to live unless they are either uber-wealth/clever and/or inherit. Just like the SE of England…in one place you’re a ‘subject’, in the other a ‘citizen’ of an entirely discredit ‘republic’ which has systematically trashed itself for nearly 100 years. And we don’t want to get into the history of women’s rights in either country……

      • Who’s Muriel?

        MJ sang “I’m not gonna spend my life being a color!” I’ve updated that lyrics to “I’m not gonna spend my life being a gender/nationality/age. Etc” Doesn’t mean I’m gonna turn up at Panty’s Bar in a ballgown, but it does mean that Gender Neutrality is totally appropriate in the board-room and shouldn’t mess with your bedroom capers unless you have “issues”. Going forward…

        “World Peace Is None Of Your Business” “Gender Neutraliy Is None Of Your Business”.

        von Clausewitz said, ‘war is a continuation of state policy by other means.’” “Yes,” Steiner says, overlooking the trenches, ” …by other means.” I wonder what they’d have made of the US Culture Wars or Eastern Europa bat-shit crazy types trying to stop transmission of Conchita because: Putin/Sochi/FEMEN/EuroMaidan…

        This is turning the temperature up a bit, but I was expecting some angry cis transphobic Guardianista feminists like Suzanne Moore or Julie Burchill/Bindle or their equivalent cis male Bible Buckle Belt fundies to be lured out of lurking by this little rampage, but it isn’t working so I’ll just get back to ‘CommentIsFree’ and mock Jeremy Clarkson and Gary Barlow for another hour or so. I’ll leave ye in peace now. Promise….unless there’s a ping back to Westboro Baptist Church with this link.

        CAUTION: Link may expose readers to hate speech and absurd pontificating. Probably NSFW in case people think you’re ‘one of them’, a ‘closet case’ of whatever extremity of views prompts anyone to click on a link pre-warned as “God Hates Ireland” I don’t think they like Katy Perry career goddesses or stay-at-home mums…

        http://www.godhatestheworld.com/ireland/

    • Daithi7

      ‘If Irish women have been more important to the economy than men, how do we explain why there are no women board chairs or CEOs in any of the top publicly listed companies in the ISEQ index?
      If women are more important to job creation and the economy than men, why are there so few women economic commentators?…..’

      Ha, ha, you’re hilarious Muriel!?

      The main reason there are so few women in top executive jobs , politics & even economics is that a majority of women settle down & have children and CHOOSE (yes that’s a choice sisters) to be the primary carer/home builder and either work part time, at less demanding, more steady 9to5 jobs, or just exclusively in the home.

      In today’s world this is a CHOICE. Women are voting with their feet. Any commentary or debate that fails to take cognisance of this salient fact is either being completely disingenuous or just plain stupid and misinformed. You can decide which this piece is!?

      As a reasonably well informed Irish man, who wants equality for everyone regardless of gender at all times and all circumstances, I’m sick to death by being lectured to by a vocal minority in the ‘sister brigade’ & the allegedly male dominated media !????, that women don’t make up enough of this working cohort or that one and that this is a sign of blatant sexism at play here. Normally to remedy these perceived ills these same voices advocate quotas, positive discrimination (like what’s effing positive about that anyhow?), or some other asinine scheme to ‘make women equal’, or in other words to over represent women versus other better qualified people, who have more experience and given more to their respective career. This is just stupid in the extreme as any demographic who opt to devote their considerable time, dedication & energy to the most worthy pursuit of raising children & being a home maker can’t very well give out that too few of them are top ceos, chairpersons of public companies, astronauts, top athletes, politicians, or indeed any other career or pursuit that requires the hard hours, dedication and hard work over many years that are required to be a success in such fields.

      The ironic part of this is that 99% of both women & men inherently realise and accept this fact of working life, but yet we still have to put up with the ignorant pleadings of the 1% to rectify a perceived discrimination that simply is not there today IMHO.

      The key issue is equality of opportunity, in other words, if any person is going to work hard enough, for long enough and have sufficient guile, means and good fortune along the way they can succeed at their chosen profession. That’s by & large in existence today thankfully, despite the painful pleadings of the patronising 1%….

      rant over :)

  7. Adelaide

    Perhaps I’ve grown cynical but putting CEO’s and Media commentators on a pedestal is ‘so last century’.
    I’ve met enough CEO’s and top brass in my career to know that each one is a 24/7 workaholic sociopath with a touch of emotionally-stunted autism. Work Work Work Work Work Work Work Work, in the office, in the air, in the car, in the bed, on vacation, Christmas holidays, Work Work Work Work Work Work Work.

    • Shall I set up a Freephone Helpline in the IFSC? Through Work Freedom: Economics Is War By Other Methods. And “World Peace Is None Of Your Business”. Etc.

      Sorry to flood this thread, and I’m sure some are wondering if this is a medication failure or unauthorised access to the psychiatric facilities computer resources, BUT!!!!!

      I have spent the last 5 five FIVE!!!! hours trying and finally succeeding in sorting out the ridiculous sofware/network conflicts between this new wireless printer and Windows8 and the router. And trust me, I’m not exactly thick. I bet most women wouldn’t have a clue, hey lads!!!!Ha! Ha!

      Confession: it wuz the missuz wot figured it out as I was dancing around the room to techno music at full blast in frustration and despair.She’s gone to work now/get our daughter/buy an extension cable/some quinoa for my vegan burgers. It’s that ‘multi-tasking’ thing Ms Katy Perry does so well. Mind you, I’m very good at emotional ventilation about disobedient printers and allowing them to trigger a meltdown that makes the dog run out into the garden and hide. I’d have made a brilliant CEO if I hadn’t been rumbled in that meeting in the boardroom of an art-deco masterpiece on The Strand, overlooking Old Father Thames. Hey! Why not Mother Thames!!! I will start a petition online and get trolled like the Jane Austen £ notes imbroglio.

      Now, you lot just Ignore me and get on with the Serious Science Stuff. Some graphs and an avalanche of jargon would be par for the course. Come on, are you Economists, or just Dave’s back-up dancers?…….Anyway, it is so NOT true that wymmyn aren’t interested in spreadsheets and stuff. Here’s a female economist who has an interesting perspective on the discipline/art/magic system/faith-based epistemology we call “economics”. Unlike me, she can’t be dismissed as a provocative Brummie troll:

      Hazel Henderson: Economics is a Form of Brain Damage

      http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/hazel-henderson-economics-is-a-form-of-brain-damage/#sthash.PbkMXXcy.dpuf

      • cooldude

        Interesting stuff Andrew. I’m very wary of these Agenda 21 proponents and find a lot of their stuff basically anti human. It seems CO2 is not just a greenhouse gas but is actually a very good substance to pump into a greenhouse to increase the growth rate of plants. Increases their nutrient content also. It seems CO2 emissions could be used to increase food productivity and nutrient value. But that doesn’t go down very well with the whole Agenda 21 crowd and their “plans”.

        http://www.naturalnews.com/039720_carbon_dioxide_myths_plant_nutrition.html

        • I know: Agenda 21 is an illuminaty conspiracy. In fact Katy Perry has a whole section of her ‘act’ where she re-created her organic Californication vegetable garden and did suggestive things with sunflowers. She didn’t explicitly mention global warming but there was an incredible full moon in Brum so she was probably distracted from her New World Order script by lunar Luciferian energies.

          Isn’t that right, KP?

    • michaelcoughlan

      “I’ve met enough CEO’s and top brass in my career to know that each one is a 24/7 workaholic sociopath with a touch of emotionally-stunted autism.”

      Very revealing. Like I have been saying all along it’s not that they arte brighter or more intelligent ortalented it’s the emotional stuntedness which allows them live with the consequences of their actions. The stuntedness PREVENTS the internal conflict from modifying their behaviour because no internal conflict exists in the first instance. The lunatics have basically taken over the asylum.

      Regards,

      Michael.

    • McGoo

      Thank you Adelaide. My observations exactly match yours, but I never actually formulated the thought. Seeing it written down triggered a “eureka” moment for me.

  8. ps200306

    Miriam O’Callaghan to replace Paxman??? LOLZ. I don’t think so, unless they’re renaming “Newsnight” to “Savaged with a dead sheep”.

    Someone mentioned Clare Leonard? Sorry Clare, you’re a clever woman with plenty to say, but you need to ditch those Land League freeman New Age pseudoscience nutjobs. Actually, you’d make a better Paxman replacement than M O’C.

    And I agree with the person who said that women should be free to choose to be home makers. I also am a gender equality enthusiast, but also can’t stand the “women as drop-in replacements for men” bull. They’re not, nor is the converse true as attested to by every court who almost exclusively gives custody of children to women in family disputes.

    • Oh! That’s a whole other topic about D.I.V.O.R.C.E and bereft dads climbing Big Ben dressed as Batman becuz they only get to have burger and chips with the kids once a fortnight. Do disposable Dads climb the Heroin Needle Spire on O’Connell Street or break into Mountjoy and hand out protest leaflets? What’s the new thing on that Street Protest As Art thing over the water? Katy Perry sang LOTS of songs about divorce, it’s not just glitter and day-glo confetti and 3D glasses for a school night rave at her shows!

      Do NOT diss MariO’Callaghan again or you might find she turns up outside your dog-box flat with Clare Leonard and doorsteps you for an interview. You won’t save yourself by being sheepish and contrite once she starts grooming you for the slaughter. Watch this clip and think carefully before you go down this route again. She may not be a man-eating Babylonian Goddess like Katy Perry but I wouldn’t mess with Mario/Miriam or the hybrid entity “Mariam”. The Bible prophesied these end times!

      Mario does Miriam | The Mario Rosenstock Show | RTÉ Two

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZSg9lB5QXk

    • ps: LOLZ? Do you mean “Leverage Options Long-term Zirp”? Is this some sort of high-frequency trading scam? Does Max Keiser know yet?

  9. Of course, Kitty Purry’s just ‘pop music for screaming queens and teenage girls’ and I’m like, totally ‘off-topic’? Yeah, right….
    “With a head for business and a body for sin, Katy Perry has built herself a candy-coated empire. The “Part of Me” singer took home a cool $44 million last year. Known for her signature combination of sex appeal and strong songwriting, Perry isn’t afraid to take risks, like investing $2 million of her own money into her concert film, Katy Perry: Part of Me. “My frugal business manager, God bless HIM, was sweating…”

    He’s lucky he survived when you read what she does to non-perfoming subordinate males:

    “She’s a beast-I call her Karma (come back) -She eats your heart out-Like Jeffrey Dahmer (woo)-Be careful-Try not to lead her on”

    Could it possibly get any worse? She references a gay male serial killer in her guest ‘rap’. So, is she trans? Is she really a man? Will she grow a beard and win Eurovision then begin a campaign of mass murder? I won’t stop till I get the answers even it I am incarcerated and sedated. Again! How could I have exposed my young girl to such a nefarious influence?…..She is using the economics of CD and concert ticket sales to wage war on patriarchal business models!

    http://www.policymic.com/articles/59263/katy-perry-s-roar-5-pop-women-who-took-charge-of-their-careers

    • Did ye see what she did there? She intervened and forced a double post to make me look an eejit! I *might* be in trouble in Glasgow on Sat night. Forgive me, mistress!

  10. Of course, Kitty Purry’s just ‘pop music for screaming queens and teenage girls’ and I’m like, totally ‘off-topic’? Yeah, right….

    “With a head for business and a body for sin, Katy Perry has built herself a candy-coated empire. The “Part of Me” singer took home a cool $44 million last year. Known for her signature combination of sex appeal and strong songwriting, Perry isn’t afraid to take risks, like investing $2 million of her own money into her concert film, Katy Perry: Part of Me. “My frugal business manager, God bless HIM, was sweating…”

    http://www.policymic.com/articles/59263/katy-perry-s-roar-5-pop-women-who-took-charge-of-their-careers

    • “I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire ‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar Louder, louder than a lion ‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar Oh oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh oh You’re gonna hear me roar Now I’m floating like a butterfly Stinging like a bee I earned my stripes I went from zero, to my own hero”

      Note the Illooominati mischief-making in supposedly pop-froth anthem “Roar!” She refers to herself as both a ‘lion’ and a ‘tiger’ and appropriates Ali’s motif. Of course, it should be ‘tigress’ and ‘lioness’. Grrrrr! Is this a radical re-imagining of divorce, appropriating male power and privilege? So, either she’s doing that gender-bending stu ff to annoy those in the Gender Binary Apartheid Military Industrail Complex OR: this song was written by some hapless male slave song-writer who was promtly devoured by the Babylonian Goddess once she’d got the beats and lyrics. I’m too scared to find out. Anyway, the names listed are often not the real writers, it’s all done for subtefuge as part of the Illuminati Mind Control Master Plan. Maybe Russell had reasons to get out. She’s released “Dark Knight” but did someone write her a demo called “Black Widow”…? *thinking* When will that mind-control device be let lose? I’ll think about it as I walk the dawg, shower and then cook dinner in a way that is hopefully pleasing to my own Ms Perry. I can’t use Mrs, it’s verboten. Later on, I’ll discuss Terry Wogan, another satanic plant.

      Katy Perry “Dark Horse” Illuminati Themed Music Video Exposed

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6E0ztY8jcA

  11. “The most depressing revelation is that in the US, only 11pc of economics articles in mainstream media are written by women”

    On economics commentary this blog has 62% by A Mooney.

    • I know! Sorry to interrupt the flow about gold and Bitcoin, but hey! It’s only wimmin and economics,so let’s just class it as light relief, then back to the serious stuff. I would NOT want to see a Word Cloud for this thread…although my psychiatrist would probably find it a useful tool to enforce a new compulsory admission. Oh well! More fool me for going to that show!!!

      • ps: Yo! Tone!It’s a good job it’s me, a cis male who’s holding up the batting score, not some wimmin! 62%? Let’s get that up to the 90s. Poor Dave, he has to decide whether to ban me or keep his fans happy. But: what if in doing so he displeases Katy Perry and the Babylonian Goddess arrives one morning at Dalkey railway station to “have a word” and/or impale him with one of her rather fine stilettos? Stranger things have happened. Srsly!

        Isn’t there a gender analytics we can apply to Fiat? It’s probably some gay economist pretending to be one of the lads whose responsible. Wait! Keynes! A Brit, a bender and a totally subversive cultural engineer.He was probably prone to dressing up like Hoover.

        “dinner party at which an FBI agent stated with full conviction to a room full of politicians and other capitol insiders that there were no homosexuals in the FBI. “Everyone at the table laughed,” she said.

        During the 48 years in which J. Edgar Hoover was the director of the FBI, there were probably no openly gay or transgender people in the organization”

        ‘The FBI & Gay Issues’

        http://diversityguides.com/gay_workplace/?p=98

        If only the Gheys and the Trans hadn’t stormed the gender divide, then it would be much more simple to keep cis-women-born-women in line…..and now Katy Perry has made the process irreversible….a cultural colossus and business-woman…but she ‘just needs a man’ to sort her out…..Katy, I’m am here to serve your every need…

  12. It is the central bankers run the economy, nobody else.
    We are indentured servitude slaves working out lives to pay for interest charged on imaginary money. slaves to the Ponzi scheme of fiat currency.

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/ambroseevans-pritchard/100027284/eu-officials-plotted-imf-attack-to-bring-rebellious-italy-to-its-knees/

    I’m with cooldude and his comments ab

  13. It is the central bankers run the economy, nobody else.
    We are indentured servitude slaves working out lives to pay for interest charged on imaginary money. slaves to the Ponzi scheme of fiat currency.

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/ambroseevans-pritchard/100027284/eu-officials-plotted-imf-attack-to-bring-rebellious-italy-to-its-knees/

    I’m with cooldude and his comments above

    • Double post? Or is Katy Perry using her dark powers to disrupt this thread? She knows I am key to her future, for good or for ill. Either I change my tone and focus and model a mild psychosis as an explanation for these ‘comments’ or I risk exposing her Agenda….don’t mess with Perry, so I’ll take the crazee label. To save my life, if not my soul which is pledged to Kitty Purry for all eternity…

    • Yes, but what has this got to do with Heterosexist Cis Males/Females policing the Gender Binary in the workplace and wider society? Would a gold standard mean all this culture war stuff would evaporate….there was lots of gold in Babylon. Katy was dripping in gold and silver bling, so were most of the audience…You might find it re-assuring.

  14. Sorry Kitty Purry couldn’t do Dublin, only Belfast. Still, cheap shops and gigs, a road-trip to an alien land. What’s not to like? She asked me and I said “Pass. Dublin is so over, and if you do Brum twice, you get to stay another night with all us Peaky Blinder/Peaky Paddy BrummieBoys. She licked her lips. I could hear it down the phone. I/we survived 48 hours of the satanist Katy Perry just as we survived the Nazi firestorms before my Mom and Dad arrived from Laois to the bombed out craters of the Babylon that was/is/always will be Birmingham, Eng-Eire-land. Roll on HS2 when we can lauch an assault on the Normans again! Once Merica has risen and defeated the Saxon Foe, we’ll look to the West, across the sea to re-kindle ancient trade alliances…”When the star came to the city in 2011, she enjoyed a private screening of Ghostbusters at Birmingham’s Electric Cinema. This time she wants to find the “coolest pubs”, “where the best fish and chips are” and also the best parks.” Hope she had a good tour guide. Remember Eurovision 1998 and Katy Perry 2014 when the gates of hell opened in Birmingham and the Gender Binary totally collapsed!! Perhaps.

    Katy cycles around cities she visits handing out tickets in random acts of generosity whilst disguised as a civilian rather than The Goddess. She has also figured out new ways to ‘monetize’ the concert experience by selling 3D glasses at £5 a pop over and above the tribute she demands as ticket price. To watch the ‘pester power’ of young and old, male and female arguing about whether to queue at the bar or the merchandising stall was a wonderful example of ‘rational economic behaviour’ and ‘the madness of crowds’. I brought some Kitty Purry lingerie, also at an ‘exciting price’ but I can’t get the wife to try it on. So I’ll do the Prince thing tomorrow at Miley Cyrus and see if I can shock the ex-Disney apprentice/wannabe to KP.

    http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/10-things-katy-perry-birmingham-7092857

  15. People making a big fuss of gender binaries on talent shows like Eurovision when The Social Media giant Facebook has decided to allow 56 Varieties of self-reporting over biology, gender and sexuality. This is a data-mining nirvana in prospect as they covertly link up porn habits to demographics, class and income stream models. Wot? Did ye think it was all ‘anonymous’ like your seditious behaviour here…….

    I blame Terry Wogan for causing all this in Birmingham in 1998 when he ‘jumped the shark’ about Israeli trans diva Dana International. My poor auld Dad! He couldn’t conceptualise the changes whereby a Limerick native like Tel would be LOL’ing at this ‘victory’ for the forces of ‘instrinsic disorder’. Outside, whilst this celebration took place, the shadow of thousands of nameless Irish Paddy Blinders from previous centuries rose from the canal network they’d built to exclaim “Jayzus! WTF…” The first 1:40 of this footage shows you this World Heritage Site in all it’s tragic glory..not that Terry was in ‘respect’ mode..”Next week Birmingham will host G8..what a place! Bill Clinton will be taking over the very bedroom I have just vacated in the hotel here!”

    Hang on, Terry & Ulrika. Stockholm & Limerick….The Knife/Rubberbanddits axis of gender mockery: conspiracy theory emerging…Krona-Crown-Pound: Swedes and Brits said “I don’t think so to the Euro!” yet a year after this footage the ‘haterzgonnahate’ brigades jumped the shark, jumped both the Irish Sea and The Channel and…”we are where we are…anger isn’t a policy”.

    Oh, what a night, ninth of May 1998. Israel 1st. UK 2nd. Ireland 9th thus winning a temporary reprieve from hosting the madness. Mendelsohnn would have been proud of the city. 2:52:20 on the video: Israel have won, and Dana International disrupts a world-wide telethon to change into a designer frock that she didn’t wear cuz she thought it was impossible to win. “In your own time!” says Terry as the diva refuses to rush…5 minutes later, safe in Gaultier the worst lip-synch ever begins. A victory. For Israel. For Birmingham. “See you all in Jerusalem next year!”

    People always cite Flatley and Riverdance as epochal. I think scholars of future centuries of Eurovision will point to Brum as the moment when the Gender Binary began to collapse and find that much more fascinating than a testosterone challenged boxer who ditched the kilt, made it all macho, then was found with a dodgy tropical hunting trophy souvenir in his Cork/Kerry palace. Of course, in 2014 it’s still an issue but like Sysyphus…it’s time for someone to emerge to link all this up, to join Riverdance in Dublin to Let’s Talk About Gender, Baby in Brum and Jersusalem. And, for every Punjabi Blinder who faces ‘volunteer recruitment’ to jihad in B10, there’s always this folk memory of the night when Birmingham and Jerusalem re-wrote the rules. Of Eurovision and of human culture…a bit! Maybe it’s time to morph to the next level, to link Dublin, Brum and Jerusalem with Lahore and begin ‘shaking the habitual’. If someone could mix Riverdance, Eurovision and Katy Perry in some kind of meta-narrative about the rise and fall of industrial civilisation and 800 years of M.O.P.E, what kind of show would that be? *thinking*

    “Eurovision BBC 1998 Birmingham Terry Wogan and Ulrika Johnson cause mayhem alongside Dana International.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5spdQLwD3U

  16. “I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire ‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar Louder, louder than a lion ‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar Oh oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh oh You’re gonna hear me roar Now I’m floating like a butterfly Stinging like a bee I earned my stripes I went from zero, to my own hero”

    Note the Illooominati mischief-making in supposedly pop-froth anthem “Roar!” She refers to herself as both a ‘lion’ and a ‘tiger’ and appropriates Ali’s motif. Of course, it should be ‘tigress’ and ‘lioness’. Grrrrr! Is this a radical re-imagining of divorce, appropriating male power and privilege? So, either she’s doing that gender-bending stu ff to annoy those in the Gender Binary Apartheid Military Industrail Complex OR: this song was written by some hapless male slave song-writer who was promtly devoured by the Babylonian Goddess once she’d got the beats and lyrics. I’m too scared to find out. Anyway, the naes listed are often not the real writers, it’s all done for subtefuge as part of the Illuminati Mind Control Master Plan. Maybe Russell had reasons to get out. She’s released “Dark Knight” but did someone write her a demo called “Black Widow”…? *thinking*

    Katy Perry “Dark Horse” Illuminati Themed Music Video Exposed

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6E0ztY8jcA

  17. OK, that’s it folks. Thanks for you patience, especially David. And the goldbugs, Glass Seagull lot. This is the end of my posts under this pseudo-anonymous name as I will be adopting my Illuminati ‘Real Name’ in all future communications with the human race. I was born Andrew G, but my confirmation name was George. DragonSlayer.

    But that’s too gender-specific and all have too much cultural baggage, so I’ve been struggling to find a new name that is free of ‘citizen’/'subject’, nation, race, geography, gender, species. Thanks to the triggers of this thread I’ve found it at long last. And it’s very, very Irish/Plastic Paddy. Now the fun begins. If it happens do say hello backstage and enjoy the mother and father, brother and sister, son and daughter of all remix,mash-ups of this stuff ever. And it’s not just the human species that needs all this….This is a clip from “Madagascar 3″. It’s about a circus. And so is economics: Bread and Circuses under Collapse.

    “katy perry firework madagascar 3″

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIndnReOGcE

    Entertainment is just one industry, this needs to happen in every area of economic activity. No more gender war, no more culture war, it’s time to give everybody the change to shine no matter what they present as. “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover” “Only a fool doesn’t judge by appearances” It’s a challenge. There’s no need for most to do the extremities of KP or me, but there is a need to destroy the locker-room gender police in every single area of society. My daughter is either going to generate huge wealth or she is going to be content with ‘just being a mum’. Of course, Mums and Dads generate the real wealth and future economic productive capacity of any society and on Tues night as I looked round at the mayhem I saw a new society emerging. In Brum, of all places: the real Eternal City of The Fifth Province.

    If I see any of ye in Kilkenny later this year, say hello. And thanks again to Katy Perry and David McWilliams for setting out a road-map to finally getting to grips with the Illuminati Dark Arts of “Economics”
    May the road rise with you. Shalom. Tara-a-bit!

    “Maybe a reason why all the doors are closed. So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road. Like a lightning bolt, your heart will glow.And when it’s time you’ll know.You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine.Just own the night like the 4th of July-’Cause, baby, you’re a firework….”

    FIN

  18. cooldude

    How are you today Andrew. Maybe you should change your medication as it seems a bit strong.

    • From the legacy issues office of “AndrewGMooney”:

      Good morning “cooldude”

      Thank you for your continued feedback. We value audience data as it enables us to continuously improve the experience we offer.

      As “AndrewGMooney” was always “The Intentionally Unreliable Narrator” and is no longer active in this space-time continuum, I can only speculate as to what his response would be to your question,but it would certaintly include what his children call “#TrollEpicFAIL!”

      However, I will try and “channel” him from whatever dimension he is now in. So, what does the ouija board communicate? Patience. This may take a while. *rollseyes*

      Thanks for playing![smiles]

      KP
      Intern at Legacy Issues Office For The Estate Of “AndrewGMooney”

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unreliable_narrator

  19. Whatever you are on Mr. Mooney – bring some of it to Kilkenomics this year – and your Katy Perry CDs.

    I’ve never even heard but one of her songs.

  20. SMOKEY

    The reason there are very few women commentators, they are not as good as the men.
    Irish radio doesn’t have very many good commentators at all.
    In fact most are dull listless and boring.
    Miriam O’Callaghan is a bore. Her voice is grating and she has nothing to say. The witch at the weekend with the smokers voice, boring dull and nothing to say.
    Turd, Brendan, I hate myself O’Conner, George I have marbles in my mouth, Hook etc. etc. These are broadcasters with “experience” but they are dreadfully boring. Joe the midday moan Duffey, Pat the plank. on and On.
    There are very few, if any, men or women who actually light up the switchboards in this country. Reason, they are boring. Nothing original to say and are mouthpieces for their stations.
    Name one up and coming rising star who is edgy, pushes the limits, has original thought, intelligence, and a great voice on any TV or radio program, Name one. just one, you cant.
    They rehash the same old tired and plain “experienced” broadcasters.
    Don’t look for women to shake it up. They are too busy raising children and shopping.
    The last woman to shake it up was Dr Laura Schlessinger, say what you will about her and Judge Judy, but they are what is needed in an otherwise desolate women’s media that is begging for someone to come in and be the new king/queen of the airwaves. You don’t have one now. All you have is, zzzZzzz ZZZZZZZZZZSnoring.
    Oh and don’t even get me started with the two whiny voices in the morning on newstalk. What a laugh these guys are. God awful damnable bad radio, damnable bad radio. Damnable Bad Radio.
    The men who are good don’t exist in Irish media. There is no encouragement to go for the edges, entertain or provoke original thought.
    They do things like, when we come back,….some music. Or when we get back,…wait,…wait for it,…SPORTS!
    or when we get back,….The minister will be with us!
    OMG that is gripping radio, I must stay tuned to hear Lenihans aunt for a thousandth time. Is she gargling or was that phlegm in her throat?
    Jesus Christ.

    • Dilly

      I think they have become lazy, simply because, they have been brainwashed into thinking they can have it all without even trying.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcUlttuw9Ow

      But they do shop more which is good for the economy

    • Daithi7

      Sean Moncrief, I actually completely disagree with you.

      I love the chat radio, that we have in Ireland, I think it is entertaining, diverse enough and yes at times challenging. There’s nothing wrong with Ivan & Chris in the am, Matt Cooper runs a good show, Tom Dunne is good for music, Turbidy ain’t at all bad, sports and news coverage is good, your one on Global Village can be very interesting, etc, etc, etc. Go to a few other countries such as the US or Switzerland say and you will find they are no where nearly as well served for this type of discourse.

  21. Dorothy Jones

    Women on Air scary? Ah no surely! I’m a big fan of Margaret E Ward. I wish they had kept her on in the business slot in Newstalk. Bad call. Ian Guider’s views are grating. Ah well…don’t listen to news these days. ‘Bring it on sisters’ ??? David…..

  22. CODA [Part 1 of 2]

    From the Legacy Issues Office of “AndrewGMooney”:

    Hello again “cooldude”. The transmission from “The Man From Another Place” has now concluded. I hope this response is both helpful and meaningful to you. Here it is:

    “”It is happening again….it….is……happening….again” *wink*……

    Fool. Instead of engaging with the topic of the thread you have attempted to switch from the issues of Feminism and Sexism to Mentalism – the unexamined prejudice against non-standard forms of cognition. You must surely realise that you have walked into the trap which I deliberately set?

    Of course, you are also dissing many other contributors to this cyber-shebeen whose language and opinions would render them ‘insane’ by the Patriarchal Oligarchy. Sadly, many people have to live lives of quiet desperation under screen-names which they still tragically think are ‘anonymous’ apres Snowden. Nobody is anonymous and you will find commentary from me from the online get-go dismissing the concept and speculating the extent of the online #5EyeNationSpyMachine.

    Now that it is largely taboo to openly flaunt misogyny, transphobia, homophobia, racism, there is still important Diversity policy innovations required on Ageism, Presenteeism, Lookism and Mentalism, ‘going forward’ [sic]. Many are working hard in The Jargon Factory to incorporate all this into a new epistemology.

    In spasms of anger and confusion about Jason Collins storming the NBA and Conor Cusack and Donal Og ‘shaking the habitual’ rituals of the historically “utterly non-gay GAA priesthood” *rollseyes*, the haterzgonnahate thrash around in their death throes as Katy Perry and “AndrewGMooney” move in for the killer blows to deliver their merciful release.

    I take no psychiatric medications whatsoever and I am not under any mental health supervision. In fact, The Karma Police have been my staunchest allies and Praetorian Guard whilst the Papal Visit To Brum reached it’s hilarious climax and denouement.

    Repeat. You are incorrect in assuming that “AndrewGMooney” is/was a “mental patient”, although if he was, so what? “Mental Health Is None Of Your Business” . However, he did judiciously incorporate tropes from “One Flew Over The Cukoos Nest” as a necessary disguise in his decades long crusade/lulz-fest which ending with him crashing Pope Ratzinger and Cardinal O’Brien and ensuring “Fr Voldermort” was sentenced to 23 years in jail for raping his childhood best friends in the boxing and dancing clubs of Peaky Paddy Blinder Brum B10: the “Little Ireland” that was the epicentre of the greatest manifestation of The Gaels on this planet.

    And also for eviscerating the satanic entity that appeared moments before he appeared ‘live on stage’ at the first ever World Irish Dancing Feis in Parnell Square, Dublin in 1970. This agent of darkness leaned down to the little BrummieBoy you see pictured in the Avatar which accompanies these final posts. The entity said:

    “Do you really think we’re going to give the first ever world championship Gold Medal to some little plastic paddy BrummieBoy-The Saxon Foe”?

    He was one of the adjudicators.

    Obviously, you are not part of Opus Dei or any other vaguely credible opponents in this epochal cosmic battle as only pond-life “Order Of Ancient Hibernians” and their BPD/LAPD/NYPD Plastic Paddies are eejity enough to break cover. I’ve no idea if you have any affiliation with such entities, nor what your “Agenda” is and care less, certainly not enough to interrogate your comment history.

    Perhaps you are paid a few Euros to police the Patriarchy by some delusional remnants in the FF/FG/L/G/SF matrix who refuse to accept the catastrophic failure of the Republic to honour the visionary ambition of the foundational texts and their author(esses). Usually I have fun with Koch-suckers generating Focx Noize but I have now completed my mission and handed the baton on.

    By attempting to stigmatise my thinking as irrational and thus open to dismissal, your ‘cognitive shaming’ has shamed only you, just as all other forms of shaming within the patriarchal hierarchy now fail. Fat-Shaming. Menstrual-Shaming. Penis-Shaming. And on and on and on as the real sociophathic 1% and their enabler ‘mental patients’ turn to increasingly desperate attempts to evade the new emerging consensual reality on Diversity.

    Oh, and the UK dance-group “Diversity” are orders of magnitude more important than the diddly-ie-die codswallop paddywhack narratives of most manifestations of Euro-Riverdance culture. Let me give you some advice…..

    First: Nobody who knows me says they know me. Anybody who says they know me, doesn’t know me. Those who know me don’t dare to take photographs of me as it is ‘haram’ to publish images of “The Annointed One” on The Social Media.

    Second: Anybody here who might be foolish enough to go sniffing around Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Kilkenny and Limerick to find anything out-you will be greeted by a wall of silence and then added to the database of suspects by my security staff. And the database held by agents of Opus Dei and The 5 Eye Nation Spy Machine. I am monitored 24/7/365 till the day I die by GCHQ/NSA and other “foreign powers”…..”remember, remember 21st November 1974. Birmingham. Boston: So much to answer for”

    Third: The person who presented as “AndrewGMooney” in Dublin and Kilkenomics was an Actor, one of the many iterations of “The Intentional Unreliable Narrator”. Whilst it was enjoyable to meet a few of the fans of David,and be charmed and amused by their conviviality: nobody is trusted unless and until they prove worthy of it.

    Fourth: This blog was chosen by somebody else as a destination for these musings. I was assured by them that David was kosher and so it has proved to be. He has been a gracious host and remained as close to Free Speech as the competing priority of safe-guarding his personal and professional reputation allows. And thanks to everyone who has provided so many years of lulz on this wonderful, wonderful ‘blog.

    Here’s a *lightbulb* moment for you, ‘cooldude’. Haven’t you wondered why David has never banned me, though I mocked ‘bonbon”s numerous alters by claiming he had? One day I hope to stumble across David in Kilkenny as he flees from his ‘fans’ and thank him for his patience and perserverance whilst I re-grew my neural network after the tortures of The Inquisition.

    Finally, I will do what I can to ensure my disciples do not take your impertinence any futher. Think Uma in Kill Bill..do NOT mess with my bouncers, those bitchez is 4 manga-ninja real!!

    There will be no further comment updates in this Coda. I was disturbed to be contacted in the Bardo zone as I transition, but as always, Katy knows when to intrude and when to leave me in peace. Not Katy Perry, obvs…..! Katy is KP, my new scantily clad intern, as Sharon was unable to cope with her duties as The Secretary.

    Hey ‘cooldude’, r u hot? U on Grindr? Send me a pic. Face, not dick. If you match up I’ll take you on the ride of your life next time I’m in Ireland. If you’re Garda, please wear your uniform. I’m hoping to be in Dublin for the Garth Brooks shows, but not sure yet. Cheers!

    best

    SEOIRSE-SAOIRSE Ó MAONAIGH
    GEORGE-FREEDOM-MOONEY: The Dragonslayer of”An Irish Childhood In Babylon”

    “I’m sprung and I don’t care-She ride me like a roller coaster-Turned the bedroom into a fair (a fair!)-Her love is like a drug-I was tryna hit it and quit it-But lil’ mama so dope-I messed around and got addicted”
    Katy Perry “Dark Horse” lyric.

    “I’m doing very well.I can block out the present and the past now. I know by now you think I should have straightened myself out: Thank you, drop dead. Diazapam… that’s Valium. Tarmazpam, Lithium. HRT, ECT… how long must I stay on this stuff?Please don’t gimme anymore…something is squeezing my skull, Something I can barely describe. There is no hope in modern life”

    Morrissey “Something Is Squeezing My Skull”

  23. Adelaide

    On the subject of lack of talent in Irish Media, what has happened to Gene Kerby and Constantin Gurdgiev regarding their weekly slots in The (Irish) Sunday Times ‘Business Section’? Have they been replaced? They were the only two dissenting regulars in the Business Section who incidentally were also the most entertaining. The paper’s other economic commentators are all patsy cheerleaders. I’ll be ditching the Times if they don’t return, which leaves no (Irish focus) Sunday paper worth buying, as I’d not wipe my bum with the Irish papers. I’ve a journalist friend works in one of those Sunday rags, revenue-wise they are all sinking ships slashing everything to stay afloat, expects them to all go under within five years. A positive development as far as I’m concerned, they hinder democracy.

  24. Dorothy Jones

    http://www.irishtimes.com/business/no-limits-on-getting-ahead-for-today-s-top-businesswomen-1.1798379
    No limits on getting ahead for today’s top businesswomen 130516 Irish Times

  25. verybearish

    Subscribe to comments above that it is entirely a CHOICE for women to stay at home and be in charge of the house nowadays. Traditionally in the past where there may not have been anything close to equality in the pay or career progression for women it was the only rational choice for a women to stay home as it would not have made sense to sacrifice the higher salary or prospects of the male partner. Now that equality issues that have been at the forefront of the agenda for quite some time and have gone some way to addressing that difference ( DMW mentions ” n 1970, women’s average wages were 47pc of men’s. Today it is 94pc.”) then it becomes a fairer decision and you are already starting to see stay at home dads more and more. Child care costs are also high so it now comes down to making a rational decision between the higher pay cheque and also whether the couple can afford to have one person working only or if it makes sense for two of them to be working after you deduct the economic and social implications of child care. I dont subscribe to the slightly populist headline that women are more productive to men (just look at how productive andrewgmooney is…assuming he is paid per word….)but rather the right person for a job is more productive than the wrong person for the job be it male, female or a mix of the two, I’ve had female and male bosses and they are both equally good and bad. DMW is right however that an economy is simply the result of hundreds and thousands of mini decisions, as long as those decisions are rational etc then it doesn’t really matter who is making them men or women.

  26. Bamboo

    There is a particular type of character that I am sure everybody is familiar with.
    These types are not unique at all as I’ve seen it so often in the past, present and am sure it will be an on-going phenomena for the unforeseeable future as well.

    The characteristics are:

    - They have big plans and vision for the future to set up a business and make loads of money.

    - They know exactly and in great detail the dos and donts of how a business should be run.

    - They talk the talk

    - THEY Are very optimistic of the progress they are making in earning the big money.

    - They have all sorts of ideas what they are spending their money on if and when they finally make the big money.

    - They always have to rely on other for hand-outs.

    - If and when they earn some money they have to pay off their personal debts to family and friends.

    Their service charges are extremely competitive however they “won’t do anything for free – They might as well work in a supermarket”

    -They have everything in place to kick-start their business except customers. This includes company logo, pen and paper, letter heads, a tidy desk and desk chair, and sometimes a .com website)

    - They are not able to work for someone else.
    Reason for this is that they have spent too much time setting up their business and building up such expertise and knowledge of the market and therefore feel their efforts have been a quite useless exercise.

    - They are male.

    • michaelcoughlan

      I find this post very interesting.

      Id love if you expanded a bit more. It is very insightful but also sarcastic. Many men and women set up successful businesses and go through many failures before achieving success. What’s the difference between the wasters you describe and the genuine article?

      Michael.

      • Bamboo

        Michael, enough said I think. I’d love to know how many knows one among their own circles.

        • michaelcoughlan

          “I’d love to know how many knows one among their own circles”

          A much higher percentage in current times I should think. I know many people who are able and capable of running a business who can’t because far fewer customers are available who have disposable income.

          I know some women who fit this description mostly Dublin based from well to do backgrounds.

          I also know people who draw obscene salaries for raping companies.

          Funny old world.

          • Bamboo

            Yes, I agree.
            Current times are extremely difficult as there are simply not enough people to do business in Ireland, full stop. Then in Dublin and other bigger cities it is so hard. I don’t know any woman who fits this description.
            The people I know are extremely talented and capable men but somehow nothing has come out of it. I am talking about the people who have been like that even in the boom years. It would be good if somehow the authorities can address this, as it is a waste of talented people. I should stress that I am not talking about the people who are in this situation caused by the current times.

  27. StephenKenny

    We’ve had this pseudo-political meme in the media and public sector since about the time that the Berlin Wall came down. It’s always seemed to me to be a replacement for the class conflicts of previous decades.

    For me, any society that lets a political movement get enough power to dominate the laws, and especially the employment laws, to the extent that this one has, is in all sorts of trouble. Glenn Greenwald summed it up nicely, recently, by saying that Mrs Clinton would be the next US president simply because she was a woman, and after her we’d get eight years of a gay president (http://www.gq.com/news-politics/newsmakers/201406/glenn-greenwald-edward-snowden-no-place-to-hide?currentPage=1). The implication being that we’ve got 18 years of Bush/Obama to look forward to – no change.

    At a local level, my personal concern is what all these semi-educated, responsibility-less, increasingly unemployable, young men are going to do. I’m big, older, and grumpy-looking, so tend to be left alone, but with the petty mugging rates surging in so many countries, I can see it all just getting very tiring – back to the 70s, but without the social cohesion. Or music.

  28. fao: AdamAbyss, 5 Fingers & others:

    The PDF was safe but sent in error. My bad! I’m just an intern here so don’t be too harsh on me.

    Must go as I have a show to prepare for in a few hours at the Dublin 02 arena and my fellow intern Kitty Purry is onstage tomorrow night in Liverpool. Some completely mad Peaky Paddy folk from Birmingham are going to both. Having played there last Friday night and barely got out alive, I’m looking forward to a nice, quiet show tonight.

    “The audience participation went well enough for Miley to honour her fans with a brand new accolade for their beloved city as she screamed: ‘Birmingham is officially the sluttiest city in the world!’

    http://metro.co.uk/2014/05/19/miley-cyrus-has-spoken-birmingham-is-the-sluttiest-city-in-the-world-4732576/

    Mooney will be in touch when we’ve done the legal name-change paperwork for the next episode.

    best
    Marley Cyprus

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