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Emily Davison

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"Gardai break up massive party of 200 teens drinking with no social distancing in Dublin."

"The shocking discovery comes after widespread condemnation of a similar party in Kilkee in Co Clare."

If you learned your child was one of these party goers, would you let them back in the house?
Where do you think the 400 teenagers are right now.
 

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What if the truck started in NI to go to Dublin first, and instead of ending in Germany it went thru Luxembourg, across Switzerland into France thru the Mont Blanc tunnel into Italy to collect some Parma ham and Parmesan cheese while dropping off Kerrygold. My husband once caught a lift on a lorry to Italy. The ships have a separate canteen for the lorry drivers.
If they are driving non-stop through 6 countries to get something from the 7th, I don't think it matters. Nor would it matter if the driver didn't get out of the lorry but had locals load the new merchandise onto the truck.
It is he who breathes on me that counts.
 

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Where do you think the 400 teenagers are right now.
If it was my child being that utterly stupid and totally inconsiderate of the rest of his/her family and friends, that child would be living in a tent in the back garden and I would throw a loaf of bread at them once a day until they prove to test negative after a week or two.
 

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Emily, Your attitude is let my kid have fun and who cares if s/he kills someone doing it?
 

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Emily, Your attitude is let my kid have fun and who cares if s/he kills someone doing it?
Not at all. My children are doing everything that is permissable and according to the rules as far as I can see. Eldest is heading off to Scotland to get away from us and tells me that all the students are parting in the forests. That I cannot control. Was told that's what young people do all the time, hide from their parents.

And I can't stop them by putting them in a tent in my back garden. I'd be done for child cruelty. One of the children told me that when I went on strike one weekend and refused to cook or shop !
 

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Tell the first kid to get into the tent and pretend s/he is hiding from you. Tell the other one to go ahead and turn you in because they are not going to like their foster family much either.
Jeez, who runs your house?
 

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If it was my child being that utterly stupid and totally inconsiderate of the rest of his/her family and friends, that child would be living in a tent in the back garden and I would throw a loaf of bread at them once a day until they prove to test negative after a week or two.
I was thinking the same thing!

Except for the bread thing. Id give them a bow and arrow. Grey squirrel soup for two weeks :)
 

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I was thinking the same thing!

Except for the bread thing. Id give them a bow and arrow. Grey squirrel soup for two weeks :)
Yeah, and the one who wants to go to Scotland and party in the forest can be gently told not to come back and "you'd better get a job there instead and look for an apartment for yourself".
 
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What if the truck started in NI to go to Dublin first, and instead of ending in Germany it went thru Luxembourg, across Switzerland into France thru the Mont Blanc tunnel into Italy to collect some Parma ham and Parmesan cheese while dropping off Kerrygold. My husband once caught a lift on a lorry to Italy. The ships have a separate canteen for the lorry drivers.
if you had to have a driver for each leg you’d need a bus behind it to carry all the drivers.

and then, of course, you’d need all the extra drivers for the bus.........
 

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if you had to have a driver for each leg you’d need a bus behind it to carry all the drivers.

and then, of course, you’d need all the extra drivers for the bus.........
I am absolutely sure that every country one might go through would have lorry drivers looking for jobs.
Think of it like a relay race. When in Spain use Spanish. When in France use French.
Polish driver takes job going east to west, and next day (or later today) takes a job going west to east.
The drivers don't even have to work for the same company every day; you can have a big pool of drivers available.
Sort of something like Uber - "I need a lorry going from here to there in France.
Or we can always go back to long rail freight trains too with several engineer changes.
Or air cargo where pilot flies in, never leaves the cabin, and flies back out again.
Or something ingenious that you think up and start a company.

Actually the more driver changes that happen, the more people have jobs and an income.
 

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Tell the first kid to get into the tent and pretend s/he is hiding from you. Tell the other one to go ahead and turn you in because they are not going to like their foster family much either.
Jeez, who runs your house?
LOL. I told the child it wasn't child cruelty not to cook dinner and to go ahread and phone the police. I went one better the weekend before last. At 10 pm on the Friday I booked a hotel and got my husband to phone a taxi and we left the house without telling the kids. Went into the city and had a whale of a time. No whinging for an entire weekend. Meals in peace, hot weather and holding hands. It was bliss.

I didn't think of the foster family idea though. Thanks for that tip. I'll use that the next time. My kids are nearly all bigger than me now so it's pretty difficult to order them around. They're not so bad really it's just us all cooped up since March hasn't done all our nerves much good. So having them invite people or head off to Spain/Scotland and going on holidays has done us all a lot of good.
 

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I was thinking the same thing!

Except for the bread thing. Id give them a bow and arrow. Grey squirrel soup for two weeks :)
We have urban foxes, I'm sure you could eat one of those. But I'd not trust them to cook it on the new gas BBQ. It nearly exploded last week when the eldest turned it on without using the ignition switch and my husband came along to actually turn it on. I was mad as hell as the BBQ was so new and expensive but it's fine. Plus the eldest survived the mini explosion.
 

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if you had to have a driver for each leg you’d need a bus behind it to carry all the drivers.

and then, of course, you’d need all the extra drivers for the bus.........
How would they quarantine on the bus, would every second row work.

Don't tell Mrs CC but I found out today a friend of mine in Ireland has been having BBQ's in Waterford and inviting different people with a load of kids I was informed at the last one. I was surprised as said friend was banning all visitors back in March as her own mother is elderly. Found out from my child who is best friends with the grandchild. Turns out said grandchild is working in Dunmore East, which is apparently jam packed and driving granny around as granny is too drunk to drive. Great spot Dunmore East, I much prefer it to Tramore.

I found out from a friend here that the police were called to a farm after the farmers son decided to invite more than 100 teenagers to a party. The police had some job catching the culprits as they all ran for the hills when they arrived. Drunk and drugged to the hilt. Apparently in Germany there are now marches against masks as civil rights activists have had it. Wait until the world tells parents schools won't open in September.
 

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I am absolutely sure that every country one might go through would have lorry drivers looking for jobs.
Think of it like a relay race. When in Spain use Spanish. When in France use French.
Polish driver takes job going east to west, and next day (or later today) takes a job going west to east.
The drivers don't even have to work for the same company every day; you can have a big pool of drivers available.
Sort of something like Uber - "I need a lorry going from here to there in France.
Or we can always go back to long rail freight trains too with several engineer changes.
Or air cargo where pilot flies in, never leaves the cabin, and flies back out again.
Or something ingenious that you think up and start a company.

Actually the more driver changes that happen, the more people have jobs and an income.
What about the Pole living in Galway, would he be eligible to drive the Irish truck to Portugal? Or what about the Lithuanian driver living in the Glen of Aherlow in Tipp married to Mary from Bansha, can he drive too?

Did you know that on the ferries when the going gets rough the men tie themselves to the bar counter with their belts. That's what my husband did when he got a boat to the Isle of Man I think it was once. They left their early as the place was a place you never ever want to go to ever.
 

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This is all idle speculation and fear mongering, the facts are we are over the worst from this virus by a long stretch. Way back in April 10th was the worse by far and things dropped off rapidly after that. Some people don't seem to want to get this shitty period behind us. Naturally when we opened up a bit the virus spread to those who were well hid away and that accounts for the tiny uptick in cases. We should definitely keep opening up (our economy and therefore our lives depend on it) until there is real solid evidence of a major threat returning.

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This is all idle speculation and fear mongering, the facts are we are over the worst from this virus by a long stretch. Way back in April 10th was the worse by far and things dropped off rapidly after that. Some people don't seem to want to get this shitty period behind us. Naturally when we opened up a bit the virus spread to those who were well hid away and that accounts for the tiny uptick in cases. We should definitely keep opening up (our economy and therefore our lives depend on it) until there is real solid evidence of a major threat returning.

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what “facts” prove that next week Covid cases won’t be running at 500 per day?
 

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I am absolutely sure that every country one might go through would have lorry drivers looking for jobs.
Think of it like a relay race. When in Spain use Spanish. When in France use French.
Polish driver takes job going east to west, and next day (or later today) takes a job going west to east.
The drivers don't even have to work for the same company every day; you can have a big pool of drivers available.
Sort of something like Uber - "I need a lorry going from here to there in France.
Or we can always go back to long rail freight trains too with several engineer changes.
Or air cargo where pilot flies in, never leaves the cabin, and flies back out again.
Or something ingenious that you think up and start a company.

Actually the more driver changes that happen, the more people have jobs and an income.
yes and all the short life products e.g strawberrie, that could hang around at the Portuguese/spanish border, then atbthe Spanish/French border, then at Calais, then at Dover, then at Holyhead, and finally at Dublin as the last driver takes them to crossmolina or coillte mach.

im sure they could be sold as rancid jam at that stage.
 

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yes and all the short life products e.g strawberrie, that could hang around at the Portuguese/spanish border, then atbthe Spanish/French border, then at Calais, then at Dover, then at Holyhead, and finally at Dublin as the last driver takes them to crossmolina or coillte mach.

im sure they could be sold as rancid jam at that stage.
A good manager will have his driver system all lined up with back-ups if necessary.
 

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what “facts” prove that next week Covid cases won’t be running at 500 per day?
Look at the graph, we need to base our actions, which have a huge negative effect on the economy, on facts and not idle speculation and fear porn.
 

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What about the Pole living in Galway, would he be eligible to drive the Irish truck to Portugal? Or what about the Lithuanian driver living in the Glen of Aherlow in Tipp married to Mary from Bansha, can he drive too?

Did you know that on the ferries when the going gets rough the men tie themselves to the bar counter with their belts. That's what my husband did when he got a boat to the Isle of Man I think it was once. They left their early as the place was a place you never ever want to go to ever.
Now you are smarter than that. And if you are not, may the gods help you.
LOL. I told the child it wasn't child cruelty not to cook dinner and to go ahread and phone the police. I went one better the weekend before last. At 10 pm on the Friday I booked a hotel and got my husband to phone a taxi and we left the house without telling the kids. Went into the city and had a whale of a time. No whinging for an entire weekend. Meals in peace, hot weather and holding hands. It was bliss.

I didn't think of the foster family idea though. Thanks for that tip. I'll use that the next time. My kids are nearly all bigger than me now so it's pretty difficult to order them around. They're not so bad really it's just us all cooped up since March hasn't done all our nerves much good. So having them invite people or head off to Spain/Scotland and going on holidays has done us all a lot of good.
Emily, Your problem is that you haven't impressed the children that no matter how tall and old they are now, you can still take them out any time you choose.
 

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