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Missing Minister: €130m cuts but no answers from Reilly via @independent_ie

HEALTH Minister James Reilly was not at his department desk — nor at the HSE press conference — as €130m of health cuts were announced.He ignored the clamor for a response to the savage budget slashing that will particularly affect the elderly and disabled.He did not appear on any radio or television programmes and was not available for interview – despite requests from every media organisation in the country.Along with all the other refusals he declined to appear on RTE’s flagship Morning Ireland programme today, missing a prime opportunity to reassure worried and angry patients.

full story at source:

Missing Minister: €130m cuts but no answers from Reilly via @independent_ie.

see also : http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2012/0831/breaking18.html

Comment:

James Reilly (in front of microphones).

James Reilly (in front of microphones). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was just listening to radio one “The Ronan Collins Show”  This lady Oral was complaining about the latest cuts, at first I was sympathetic towards but as the interview went on I started to change my opinion towards her .She was asked if she voted in the present government and she said yes, then it transpires she was a civil servant (a teacher if you don’t mind) Now I was totally gone off her and her whinging!.Don’t get me wrong I expected these cuts to manifest themselves as soon as the present government got into office ,that is why I presented myself as an independent in the last general election in a vain attempt the secure all of our hard won Health services and to bring about an end to the Quango’s and vastly over paid TD’s and all government and semi state management .Ranging from the ludicrous salaries of the top presenters in RTE ,the management of the HSE and to tackle and  drastically slash the pensions of past minsters, and Bank directors for starters. But no, people like ORL decided to vote in the same old gangsters and liars once again!

This is the problem with the people of Ireland when they had a chance to bring about real change , and vote in new committed people , the likes of this  woman voted in the same gombeens, liars, and self-serving politicians that have graced the Lenster house since I was a boy and that is a long time ago. This Oral, now wakes up to the health cuts, why because it is now affecting her at last! As a teacher she is getting well paid (a year’s pay for 9 months work not to mention the sick days .The people of Ireland must wake up and realize that the old established political parties and all just the same, there are no differences between the lot of them. They are all part of a corrupt political system that has served the real people with power in Ireland and that is the hidden, faceless moneymen who infest all of the established political parties.

The working men and woman have been stitched up, bamboozled, and ripped off with empty promises and until people like ORLA wake up and vote in non-aligned, independent candidates, new people from the ground up ,there will be no change. I think I can now show that Labour, Fine Gael, and FF are all the same. Sorry Oral you are just as responsible for these cuts and the Gombeen politician James Reilly and the rest of the economic traitors milking the people of Ireland for all they can get !

Wake up Ireland and get these leaches off our backs once and for all

Mise le meas.

Thomás O Cléirigh

Keiser Report: Monopolies, Military, Mayhem (E334)

We’ll all shiver if Germany can’t shake economic cold

By David Mc Williams

IF you want to know where the classic 1980s power ballads (the theme from ‘Dirty Dancing’, Laura Branigan’s ‘Self Control’, Heaven 17 numbers and assorted gems from the New Romantic era) ended up, look no further than German radio. While I was driving through the northern bit of the Rhine yesterday, the car radio offered up an eclectic mix, ranging from the reasonably nostalgic to the God-awful, in a display of Catholic music tastes befitting a journey that concluded just outside Cologne cathedral, Europe’s biggest.

The other noticeable thing about driving in Germany on a weekday is the sheer amount of commerce on the roads. The inside lane of the autobahn is an uninterrupted convoy of trucks shipping Germany’s exports all over the continent.

If you want to feel the German economy, the best way is to sense the shudder of the thousands of trucks on the A3 autobahn, which bisects Germany top to bottom

full article at source: http://www.davidmcwilliams.ie/2012/08/30/well-all-shiver-if-germany-cant-shake-economic-cold?utm_source=Website+Subscribers&utm_campaign=20f19d1cd4-30082012&utm_medium=email

Comment:

I moved over to the Town of Lubeck in Northern Germany last November and I have been coming back to Ireland about every 8 weeks. The cost of accommodation is the first thing that hits you a one bedroom apartment in my town set’s me back 300 Euros in the best part of town for the month .My grocery bill is about one third of the cost in Ireland . Most striking of all is the people I have to deal with in the local council are in fact highly professional and highly qualified to be in their position and are totally answerable for their actions. You get immediate answers and immediate costing that stays the same when you are paying your bill. There is no messing around going from Billy to Jack to Jill and then her aunty down the hall and then once all around the building  again just for good measure in case you misses somebody . They have a vested interest in getting you started in your business a can do altitude is everywhere within the German local civil service.

Having said that I can confirm I have noticed a few small shops going out of business and there does seem to be a growing number of shops going out of business just off the main pedestrian streets . German’s are not going out to local cafe during the week much as they used to according to a friend of mine who has a cafe in town!

Downside is there is no minimum wage and you could end up working for around 3 euro (so you might end up working two to three jobs)  per hour you not likely to build up any service years as most people have to move around from job to job there are no lifelong jobs but that can also be a positive.

CSO report of an in-depth picture of housing in Ireland

The Central Statistics Office today released the latest publication in its series of Census 2011 results, showing that the number of households renting their accommodation increased by 47 per cent since 2006 to stand at 474,788 in April 2011 and leading to the overall home ownership rate to drop sharply from 74.7 per cent to 69.7 per cent.

 

Today’s publication, “Profile 4 The Roof over our Heads – Housing in Ireland”, examines the characteristics of over 1.6 million permanent dwellings occupied on April 10th 2011, along with 289,451 dwellings which were identified as being vacant at the time of the census.

 

Deirdre Cullen, Senior Statistician at the CSO: “This report provides an in-depth picture of housing in Ireland at the time of the last census. It presents detailed results on housing characteristics such as heating, sewerage and water along with an analysis of renting in Ireland, the housing situation among non-Irish nationals and a study of vacant dwellings across the country.”

 

The full report is available on the CSO website at www.cso.ie/census along with all the data which is available in a range of interactive web tables, allowing users to build their own tables by selecting the data they are interested in and downloading it in an easy to use format for their own analysis. Small area census data is now also available on the new census mapping application on the CSO web site.

 

Ms Cullen concluded “Housing has played an important role in the economic fortunes of Ireland in recent years and this report provides important new information on this critical aspect of Irish life. Further details on census housing results are available in the census small area data which is available in the new mapping application (SAPMAP) on the CSO web site. Here, users can find detailed housing characteristics for a wide range of geographic areas from county level right down to town, electoral division and 18,488 Small Areas. This mapping application makes all the census variables available at local level right across the country and is an important step in bringing the data alive in a fresh and exciting way making it easier for all to access.”

full report at source:

http://www.cso.ie/en/newsandevents/pressreleases/2012pressreleases/pressreleasecensus2011profile4theroofoverourheads/

European Commission ‘regrets’ bailout report leak | Irish Examiner

The European Commission has said it “regrets” the fact that a draft edition of its latest report on Ireland’s bailout progress was leaked.

The document suggests ending the automatic entitlement to a medical card for those out of work, and questions whether the dole should be cut according to how long a person has been unemployed.

The draft also indicates that Irish households will begin paying water charges in January 2014

see more at source at below link:

European Commission ‘regrets’ bailout report leak | Irish Examiner.

Comment:

Need any more proof that the gombeens in the Dail are getting their orders from Brussels???Our people have become financial servicing slaves to the gambling faceless money men in Europe.Every one of the members of the Irish government has sold us and our country out! Where are the fighting Irish ??? The republic is no more!

The Story of Ireland 1of5 Age of Invasions

Comment:

We in Ireland have been shafted we were forced into a Bank bailout that in turn was not a bailout of the Irish State but a bailout of unsecure greedy and gambling faceless bondholders who by the way were and are powerful enough to get the ECB to insist the Irish government of the day accept this poison chalice. Some 3.5 years later we are lauded for  been good Boys and Girls, we are been prepared now for the latest round of endless “Austerity measures” (our medicine) to get us back on our feet. But for what? So we can continue to service debts that are not ours!
We have been enslaved and our nations assets that are been stolen from right under our nose. With the help of our gutless and treacherous puppet politicians who have been bought off by lottery salaries and pensions and promises of happy ever after “fibs” of economic growth and “stability going forward” every day we hear from these same self-serving politicians that we are “all in it together “ and “we all need to put our shoulders to the economic wheel “ .I could go on and on but the fact is this whole business has been a disaster for Ireland and its people we should have told the gamblers to get stuffed and the ECB has lied to us.
It’s time to call a halt to this madness. Spain is powerful enough to stand up to the school yard bully boys in the ECB /Berlin. I am willing to bet you won’t see dictates like to ones we in Ireland are receiving ,Spanish sovereignty will be protected and fought for by the Spaniards and rightly so! However the fact is different rules apply to the smaller nations within Europe. Spain will hopefully force the banker autocracy in Brussels and Frankfurt to face the facts that the euro as it now stands is a failure and a more realistic approach to the banks and their debts must now be enacted like facing up to the real debts on hidden off their books.
Large banks must be cut drastically down to a size. A size that will be sufficient to service the local economies .The gangsters running them must be brought to justice. This all but a dream as I fear we will yet again get some mombel-jumbel from the ECB and a plaster will be applied and the tragic saga will continue until the problem gets a life of its own and a total collapse of all financial markets around the world will be inevitable. 2008 was just the intro; the real disaster is going to be mega!
The derivatives time bomb is minutes away from exploding in all our faces! This crisis in Spain has the potential to set this bomb off!
ECB your move!

The Slog

ENTIRE ECB EXEC BOARD CRIES OFF JACKSON HOLE

Draghi….cometh the hour….

Swiss credit source tells The Slog: “We’re talking very, very big here: this is going to dwarf anything done for Greece, and it is going to make the bank 200% responsible for stopping the collapse”

The regions of Spain don’t come much more affluent than Catalonia. So the depth of Spain’s problem was made brutally clear this morning when the Catalans officially requested  the full works – total bailout – hoping to apply for a cool  €5.23 billion from Madrid. I understand that Mario Draghi knew about this last Friday, but it isn’t the only thing on his radar.

As The Slog posted two days back, Draghi has been playing a dangerous game of poker with Madrid; it now looks as if – unless he does something big, and soon – his bluff will be called bigtime. So much …

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“Target Express” to the Dole office

“One of the largest haulage companies in the country is to cease trading with the loss of almost 400 jobs.

College Freight which operates as Target Express has been in business since 1988.

The decision to cease trading follows a move by the Revenue Commissioners to freeze the bank accounts of the company.” Source : http://www.newstalk.ie/2012/news/target-express-owner-we-tried-our-best-to-keep-going/

Where are the politicians?? Why there all on three months holidays and this sort of thing is not important enough for them to get worked up about it’s just another 400 workers on the dole.

As far as I can see the closure of this company was inevitable. With the price of fuel alone not to mention the vast amount of taxes on jobs and job creation, rates, water charges and repairs I wonder how any transport company break even not to mind make a profit. The Genius in the Dail has lost the plot as far as I can see .Petrol prices are now a new and never-ending second mortgage on most households.

The price is now penal, and is responsible for the collapse of retail sales elsewhere as disposable income from most families is now swallowed-up by them having to fill the petrol tan just to get to work. I drove to Dublin and I was surprised by the lack of traffic on the roads. But then I was to-day in Dumdum shopping centre ( My first and last time there) and I could see no trace of “The recession” there .So this means there are two levels of society in Ireland the haves and the have-nots If you are lucky to have a job and a job working for the government you are somewhat cushioned by the rescission but I expect that soon more people will be feeling the rescission deep freeze after the next budget.

The people at the bottom of the pile are carrying the brunt of the cost of the austerity and the “Insiders (well looked after hangers-on) and holding up the system by supporting the corrupt Statius quo. Until we the majority (the have-nots) stand together and say enough is enough.”We will not pay anymore” We will not comply but we need to do this on mass.

The corrupt system is able to isolate individuals and ridicule them and marginalize small groups of people advocating change and true democratic representation. Without major change to the infested political system by self-centred, corrupt politicians .The ordinary Joe will never amount to anything more that a surf, a financial slave servicing debts these same gombeens and their gangster pals in the banks run up every so often.

The country is bankrupt and the crooks in the Dail and in the Banks are not feeling the pain that is been passed on to the idiots who keep on voting the same gangsters into office who in turn look after their pals with hefty contracts and jobs for the boys not to mention perks and pensions they vote in for themselves .The real crooks are in the Dail and in the Banks and not in the various jail-houses around the country .

Trying to run a business in Ireland is trying to hold on to a block of Ice in the desert. The heat of the sun can be taken for the avalanche of taxes and stealth costs one is forced to pay for the privilege of staying off the Dole. The political system is designed to rob decent men and woman of their honour and dignity by forcing them to beg the local corrupt gombeen politician to help them get the dole or access to the health services one is entitled to in the first place but this prick can open doors quickly for a small fee (your perpetual number one vote) thus ensuring him or her of a lottery salary and pension  for the rest of their lives.  a lifestyle most of us can only dream of !

Wake up Ireland and get these monkeys off our backs !

The “REVOLUTION” of the Antichrist at work in the world

By Christopher M. Quigley

Excerpts:

“Father Seraphim Rose (Eugene Rose):

His Life and Works.”

(By Hieromonk Damascene)

Despite the intellectual elitism of his youth, Eugene was the first to admit that everything he had ever learned with his mind meant nothing beside true wisdom. What he called the “vision of the nature of things.” “The nature of things is non-intellectible in essence, can never be known by the intellect ,” he said, “it was Rene Gueron who taught me to seek and love the Truth above all else, and to be unsatisfied with anything else.”

 

Gueron believed that intellectual elite was needed to restore meta-physical knowledge to the West. In his writings Eugene found things he had always felt without being able to understand, having never had a clear perspective on them. He had always felt that there was something wrong with the modern world; but since that was the only world he had known, he had had nothing by which to judge the matter; and had thus been inclined to think that there was something wrong with himself. Gueron taught him that it was in fact not him, but the modern world that was abnormal……. In essence, Gueron convinced him that the upholding of ancient tradition was valid, and not just a sign of becoming unenlightened, as the modernists would claim. Whereas the modern mentality viewed all things in terms of historical progress, Gueron viewed them in terms of historical disintegration……. Without a traditional worldview to bring all into a coherent whole, modern life becomes fragmented, disordered,

confused, and accordingly the modern world heads towards a catastrophe.

 

In his book “The Reign of Quantity and the Signs of the Times,” Gueron explained how the elimination of traditional spiritual principles had led to a drastic degeneration of humanity. He showed how modern science, with its tendency to reduce everything to an exclusively quantitative level, has corrupted man’s conception of true knowledge and confined his vision to what is temporal and material. In his journal Eugene wrote: “our age has been taught to believe in nothing higher than the human mind, and in the ideas of the mind; that is why the conflicts of our day are “ideological” and why TRUTH is not in them for truth is only in living communion with Christ; apart from him there is no life, no TRUTH.”

 

In his writing, Eugene wanted to do more than confirm his new-found faith. His conversion (to Orthodoxy) was not only a finding of the truth, but also an emerging out of untruth. He came from a society built upon apostasy, the historical “stepping away” from the revelation of Christ the God-man. As a result of this apostasy, he saw everywhere signs of the deterioration of culture; of humanity reverting to a kind of “sub-humanity,” of noble values being replaced by crude materialistic ones….

 

Eugene, then. did not deny the truth contained in non-Christian religions; he only indicated its incompleteness. He took a similar approach when comparing Orthodoxy to Roman Catholicism: “the Catholic Church, however much it has capitulated – and continues to capitulate – to the modernist mentality, has remained in contact with the Truth…. But what has been transmitted with imperfect understanding in the Catholic Church has been transmitted in full by the Orthodox East, which has even to the present day preserved intact that whole truth from the fullness of which the Catholic West departed in schism nearly a millennium ago….. Orthodoxy has preserved the authentic mystical Christian tradition…. Modernism, indeed, was no sudden arbitrary movement, but had roots that reach far into the character of Western European man. It is in the Orthodox Christian East alone then, that it is to be found the whole standard wherewith to measure the denial of Christian truth that is modernism.” ….

 

In the political sphere one wonders whether the collapse of the iron curtain and communist power in Russia and Eastern Europe correspond s to the “withering away of the nihilistic State” described by Eugene, after which there is to be a “world-order” unique in human history.  Communism has done its job: it has effectively destroyed the OLD ORDER. Now there can be an “opening up” to make way for the next stage of the nihilistic program, directed by the international forces. As Eugene wrote. “the final epoch will not, after all, be characterized by national disputes and the communist stifling of man’s spiritual needs, but by a superficial unity and a fulfilling of these needs by means of clever (untrue) substitutes.”……

 

Precisely three decades before the collapse of the Soviet Union, Eugene wrote the following words, sobering in their prophetic import: “violence and negation are, to be sure, a preliminary work; but their operation is only part of a much larger plan whose end promises to be not something better, but something incomparably worse than the age of nihilism. If in our own times there are signs that the era of violence and negation is passing, this is by no means because nihilism is being “overcome” or “outgrown,” but because its work is all but completed and its usefulness is at an end. The REVOLUTION, perhaps, begins to move out of its more violent phase and into a more “benevolent” one. Not because it has changed its will or direction, but rather because it is nearing the attainment of its ultimate goal which it has never ceased to pursue. ; fat with its success it can prepare to relax in the enjoyment of its goal.” …..

 

In 1989, during the era of glasnost and perestroika, immediately preceding the fall of the Soviet Union, General Secretary of the communist party Mikhail Gorbachev mad a revelatory statement that chillingly echoed Eugene’s predictions from the early 1960’s: “having embarked upon the road of radical reform,” Gorbachev said. “the Socialist countries are crossing the line beyond which there is no return to the past. Nevertheless, it is wrong to insist, as many in the West do, that this is the collapse of Socialism. On the contrary, it means that the Socialist process in the world will pursue its further development in a

multiplicity of forms.” (CMQ Note: Be it the European Union, The United Nations, The World Court, The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, The European Central Bank, The World Bank, The Federal Reserve and NATO).

(C) 28th. August 2012 Christopher M. Quigley. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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