Whats-up at WhatsApp?

From February 8 2021, WhatsApp users will have to give WhatsApp the right to share an individuals contacts information etc with Facebook or lose their connection, and to also allow commercial company’s advertisements on the customers account!

Many WhatsApp users including streetdogs the word on the street, are seriously concerned about this, and are considering dumping WhatsApp.

RTÉ’s abject volte face on free speech!

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How strange, RTÉ, along with many other news media sources throughout the world, and Europe in particular. Have reported on, and praised the French President’s defense of French media cartoons aimed at mocking the religious beliefs of members of the Islamic faith. The French President citing the importance of defending the rights of free speech, the independence of the press and of rights of secular beliefs; However, this does not apply in RTE’s case, it now seems, when it comes to certain peoples rights to free speech and secular beliefs. Seems its alright to offend some people but not others in the same way, sauce for the Goose and all that?

Now can you imagine how RTÉ News would report the comments of a certain Niall Frosach (an ancient Irish King), when asked by a young women, has to how comes she was now with-child: Even though she had never ever lay with a man!

Living up to one of the meanings of the Sanskrit name, our, Dr. Udaya Khandavilli; Takes the rise out of the Irish language!

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In a comment on an article by, Stephen McDermot, the Journal.ie, ” What Budget changes kick in from tomorrow”, published at 7:54 on the 31-12-2020. Dr. Udaya Khandavilli, who is obviously proud of Sanskrit ethnic language and culture, writes a comment; ” Use this money to recruit new Health Care staff and increase the wages for the Front line staff!”

Now was the Doctor meaning the increases in the salary and pensions of TDs, Senators, Senior Civil Servants or former ~National Leaders?

Not a bit of it, but to the miserable amount of funds dedicated to what the Doctor in one sentence calls a dead language, and then condescendingly uses the endearing term; Our National language. to end the comment!

Reminds one of a moment in Beaumont Hospital when a female Nigerian Doctor refused to examine a car crash victim unless the victim gave her their PROPER name in English, and not the Irish language name on their medical records! And of course this lady was very proud of her native Nigerian Language name and culture!

Racism takes many forms, In multiple shades and tones!

Boris and The Bull of Europa, El Torero!

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What a Matador the bold Boris has turned out to be! Bemusing and taunting the Bull of Europa into exhausting it’s energies on an illusion behind his Muleta; Swinging it in the famed style of “Verónica”- as slowly swinging the cape away from the charging bull while keeping his feet in the same position!

Getting a handle on that baby thing-a-me-jig!

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During the course of one of those “lock-down” type of conversations, were weird and wonderful subjects and ideas get pointlessly discussed. Someone commented on the problems of the standard height level of kitchen work-tops and table tops, if a person was vertically challenged in either direction.

This then turned to the observations of seeing people pushing babies around in a baby buggy/ carriage /pram/pushchair/stroller. Most particularly the sight of such a person being almost bent over double, as they push baby along the street, due to lack of suitable adjustments to the height level of the handle bars on the said baby carriage. Hardly good for the spine and/or the person’s posture.

So, this led us all to wondering, doe’s any such baby carriage , of any type, come fitted with height adjustable handles, exist? And if not, why not? Surely if we have the technology to journey to the stars etc, such a simple thing is do-able ?

Anybody care to advise/comment on this?