For those who haven’t got it yet, the Water charges are just another ‘Stealth’ Tax. It was NEVER intended to fund water services. It was an excuse to tax the people of Ireland, suggested to them by the Troikia to pay for the Bank Bailout. If you think that 0.005€ per liter is magiclly derived […]
I have been observing that as smartphones are becoming smarter, they are also becoming more expensive, there have been a segment that have also entered the market once fill by feature, or dumb phones, but they are almost designed to entice you upgrade to the more expensive and glamorious models. At the same time, laptops, […]
The entire Garth Brooks debacle is an example of Irish ‘Wink and a Handshake‘ culture. I have absolutly no doubt that the concert series was ALWAYS for 5 shows, but that the promoter thought they could make more money by promoting only the first three, then adding on the additional two shows, with the full […]
I’ve often been invited to link to the current ‘INFLUENCER-DU-JOUR’ from Social Media sites. And ofttimes is a Successful entrepreneur, or angel investor, someone who has hit it big. And in many cases the success is a one off, and the personality at the center, is now an established ‘Expert’ in all things, even outside […]
If Cork, and probably Ireland in general, ever wants to get a leg up on Silicon Valley, or ANY tech center, they will have to get the local booksellers to start carrying books on the subject. YES! I do know the subject is a moving target, and that good books are hard to find, but […]
Mahon Report (in PDF format)
While the wife is trying to formulate a final post on her blog to end the year. I thought I’d take a different tack so here are my predictions for next year. 1) The World as we know it, will NOT end. (as in period) 2) The Euro (system) for Europe will NOT collapse. 3) […]
If anyone still believes that the wealthy do not receive special treatment in the legal, business and social world. Only needs to fly in an aircraft sometime.
I heard all the arguments, and if I were in a position to actually have made the decisions, or been allowed to tender an opinion on the actions taken. I know I would have made different choices. But in the end; WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BANKING CRISIS! We the people of Ireland are personally […]
If you think that your vote doesn’t count, just remember that there are Libyans dying today that WANT to vote today, instead of dying. Don’t be a langer, VOTE.
The 71 Fianna Fáil Party Royalty who are being allowed to decide on the issue of wither we remove a Corrupt and disgraceful Taoiseach, Brian Cowen is not a Democracy. It only represents the swaggering elitist thugs that have manhandled the Irish state into the ashcan of Europe and pissed away the sovereignty of Ireland […]
George Carlin on the “American dream, outlines why WiKileaks is being assaulted. And why we have such rotten governments around the world. Additional Material: Amnesia as a Way of Life: WikiLeaks Amid the “Careless People”
The future of Irish unemployment, or for that matter, unemployment anywhere, may involve re-establishing a medieval apprenticeship, where students, or other unemployed IT/Scientific/Technical workers live with those in the same industry who ARE working, and learn the business from them, as MASTERS of the craft. Apprentice – A Medieval Guild Apprentice was sent to work […]
I may be the last to see this, a war, underground and undeclared, but a war. The opponents are a bit undefined but there is a clear and escalating combat in the world. I’m not talking about Terrorists, (although the establishment who is under assault may declare their attackers as such) I am talking about […]
Yesterday I just got a trackback from a new article on Business News, Advices, Quotes And quite a handful of link through’s from there also. The funny part, call it amazing, they were linking to blog post I wrote 18 Months ago. Hardly a current, breaking news item, but the article seem to be quite […]