These two Videos were sent to me to -day and are a powerful reminder of the real tragedy that so many of our people are going through as a result of the current economic crises
We must make sure that the venerable are not made the scapegoats for the mishandling of the economy by the political elite of this country .
Economic uncertainties around the world are expected to provide continued support for gold these concerns have led investors to gobble up gold in the second quarter
The World Gold Council said demand for gold-backed exchange-traded funds rose 414% compared to the second quarter of 2009
Why?? People just cannot ignore what they see on the ground
With next to no credit available, Unemployment still is rising(currently at 13.5% ) and emigration heading to record highs here in Ireland.
Announcements from incompetent government ministers who have lost all creditability with every figure coming from the department of finance been wrong be miles what do you think savvy investor are doing?
Investors are making the switch from buying gold only in times of crisis to having gold as part of a diversified portfolio
So if the savvy investors don’t believe the Department of Finance why should the ordinary Joe soap?
The fact is that governments around the western world are lying to their peoples and we in Ireland should expect nothing better from the crooks that are running our country
In my opinion we are heading Down Down Down as long as these GobS**** stay in power
We need a Government that can layout the true facts, come up with a realistic solutions however though it may eventually be and a time plan so we the people can see a what progress is been made
however difficult .
Once the markets know exactly what the facts are it will react and recover and we can expect to see confidence come back into the economy
we need a general election as I believe we are been kept in the dark by the ruling élite that are hiding the true scale of the financial disaster we are now in, caused by the very people that they are hell bent on bailing out !
Come clean now!
Sharp rise in Live Register figures
The number of people on the Live Register in July climbed by 8,500 to 452,500.
Read the report
The Central Statistics Office said this was the biggest rise in the seasonally adjusted figure for a year.
Women accounted for more than half of the increase.
The unadjusted figure showed that there were 466,800 people signing on, an increase of almost 14,000 from June.
The CSO said the unemployment rate rose to 13.7%, from 13.4%, in June.
The data also shows that the largest number of people signing on were professionals, who made up more than a fifth.
The next largest increase was in the category of clerical and secretarial workers.
The Live Register includes some part-time, seasonal and casual workers.
It is not designed to measure unemployment, though it is regarded as the most up-to-date indicator of the state of the jobs market.
Minister for Social Protection Éamon Ó Cuív said that while the figures are at a very high level, it was worth noting that the figures rose more slowly in July than in June.
He said it showed that the Government’s hard choices had brought stability to the economy.
On long-term unemployment, he said two out of every three unemployed people leave the Live Register within six months of signing on.
However, Labour’s Willie Penrose said the figures proved that solving the jobs crisis had dropped to the bottom of the Government’s agenda.
He said the Fianna Fáil-Green Party Government was like ‘a deer caught in the headlights’, when it came to tackling the problem.
Sinn Féin’s Arthur Morgan said the prognosis for recovery was ‘dire’.
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions said the Government’s policies of massive cuts were deflating the economy.
The statement concluded that further deep cuts in the Budget and panic reactions to sell-off the family silver would only exacerbate the crisis.
NCB Stockbrokers economist Brian Devine described the data as discouraging.
While small business lobby group ISME said the true extent of people losing jobs was obscured by emigration.
Its chief executive Mark Fielding said a whole generation of young education Irish were becoming economic migrants.
Separate figures from the Department of Enterprise, Trade & Innovation show that redundancies are running below last year’s levels, though the figures remain high compared with 2
5,298 lay-offs were notified to the Department in July, down 15.7% from the same month last year.
For the first seven months of the year, redundancies are down almost 20% from the same period last year at 39,105.
This is still, however, not much less than the 40,000 recorded in the whole of 2008.
A message from someone dumped on the scrap-heap
No matter what way you try to spin out of these figures Mr. Ó Cuív they are still not the true figures which I believe to be in and around 675,000
You and the rest of the current government squatters and the rest of the political establishment should hang your collective heads in shame!
To the people of Ireland I beg you
For God sake please do not vote any of the current TD, s back into office
let’s have a complete clean sweep .
David Mc Williams
“Selling off state assets on the cheap is just madness”
The logic of NAMA and this Government’s central strategy is to wait for the value of land to improve before selling.
Whether you agree with it or not, this is their logic. It can be summed up by: “Don’t sell land in a depressed market.”
Yet at the same time, the Government has just announced that it will sell real assets via privatization in a similarly depressed market. So why can it sell ESB — a real company with real assets — and not a field in Athlone which is worthless and should command the price a farmer would pay you to put a donkey grazing on it?
Why is it imperative to sell proper state assets and inconceivable to sell useless land?
full article here http://www.davidmcwilliams.ie/2010/07/28/selling-off-state-assets-on-the-cheap-is-just-madness
David does have a knack of asking the right questions but I fear this, along with most of his other questions will remain unanswered.
The Finnia Fail /Green government has an attitude problem, and the shear arrogance toward the ordinary citizens of this state is just astonishing!
They have been in power for so long they now believe they have a god given right to their Dail seats and the opposition suffers from the same illusions.
With Labor now claiming the top prize of the Taoiseach’s Office, Enda Kenny dancing around the K-Club accepting the homage from the country’s top NAMA bound developers and at the same time claiming and acting to be Taoiseach in waiting!
What about the Jobs promised in the Lisbon Treaty?
Where is the jobs strategy, two years after the collapse of the Irish economy and billions powered down the toxic black hole(NAMA), nothing has been done to tackle unemployment
500,000 people are effectively dumped on to the scrap-heap and its time they united and took steps to voice their grievances
125,000 have emigrated and another 200,000 heading the same way
This has to be gross dereliction of duty by the current government
The opposition are incompetent and this is why the gangsters in Government t are able to get away with their proposed plunder of what’s left of the Nations assets
Don’t let them get away with this take action to-day get organized in your local area
Time for talking is over we need to take action! Ireland hasn’t got another two years with these gangsters in charge!
It’s time to show these squatters in the Dail that the people will decide and a new political reality is about to emerge from the citizens of Ireland and the message is
We want change, we want accountability from our politicians ,we want those responsible for the destruction of our state to face justice.
The notion of business as usual is over for good.
The Dail family dynasties must come to an end, Gombeenisim must be brought to an end
These squatters in the Cabinet must not be allowed to benefit from their economic terrorist activities
Selling off what is left of the Irish states family silver at this time is just plain criminal
And like all criminal acts under current Irish Law the perpetrators cannot benefit from their criminal deeds
Consequently their assets and bolted pensions must be confiscated and returned to the people of Ireland
Cowen denies unemployment a ‘low priority’
Wednesday, 16 June 2010 11:39
(Unelected) Taoiseach Brian Cowen has rejected an assertion by Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore that unemployment is a low priority for the Government.
Brian Cowen said the Government had increased the number of training places for the unemployed.
He said jobs were created on the basis of a more competitive economy and predicted net employment creation next year on the basis of current Government strategy.
Eamon Gilmore said the situation was hopelessly depressing for people out of work.
He described as ‘socially unsustainable’ the situation in which one in three young men was on the dole.
Mr Gilmore criticised what he referred to as the Government’s residual theory of employment and encouraged the Taoiseach to come up with a strategy to get the unemployed back to work.
Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev
Has wrote an excellent report on the latest unemployment statistics which clearly shows the Governments figures and expectations to be flawed to say the least
Take a look see! Link http://www.trueeconomics.blogspot.com/
The number of people signing on to the Live Register rose by 6,600 in May, the Central Statistics Office said, with the unemployment rate rising to 13.7 per cent.
The latest increase brings the seasonally adjusted total number of people receiving unemployment benefits to 439,100. The Live Register includes people who work part-time, and seasonal and casual workers entitled to Jobseekers Allowance or Jobseekers Benefit.
There are approx 45,000 to 65,000 previously self employed, that are now unemployed but do not receive any unemployment benefits.
As far as I know only those that are in receipt of benefits are classified as unemployed, and thus these people do not appear to be included in the statistics.