Tuesday, October 25, 2016

One good turn deserves another.

 Watin and hopin and prayin to catch you
A city Mural (South Lotts)
     Happy Halloween
Sweden was a big magnet for refugees when the shit hit the fan in Syria and in Turkey.
And so it came to pass that a girl with a broken foot hailed me.
She couldn't walk across the road to join me and I got out and helped her to the car.
She was only going 40 yards!!!!!!!!111
"I need you to take my credit card and go into the Centra and get me cash, then I have to go to the doctor across the road."
I explained to her that that would be a very dangerous thing for her to do, I could clean out her bank account.
So I took €90 on my credit card machine and gave it to her.
While the software was loading I asked her where she came from? Turkey she said.
Then she said that her credit card was Swedish and would it work? It did.
So I gave her the cash and supported her across the road to the doctor.
At the door of the surgery she said
"You have been so good to me, you gave me the cash and you didn't charge me for your time.

Will you give me a hug?".

You can never give away a hug,
She is a really good kid 25 or so.
I wished her a good life.

Sometimes a little bit of kindness can go a long way, nasty people create shit for themselves all the time. So be good and be lucky.
Do someone a favor and just say "Pass it on"

My old car had a problem one of the linkages for the wiper was broken and Judy was quoted €700 to have it fixed. Judys husband died a year ago and she has 2 young children.
Some people will never get to heaven, such a price.

So I dismantled the wipers and looked at the problem. I went to 3 scrap yards no joy.

Then back at home I had a brainwave and went to ebay.  £60 stg it will be here next week.

So as they say, it is all timing  click here

Sunday, October 23, 2016

God is good

 A wonderful sunrise for the early morning people
 Motor for your bicycle? Made in China

Surrounded by Idiots for sure he took the cheap option.
There was no RSJ (Girder)put in and now the building is falling down.
And where is his builder ?.
Gone      !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you to all the wonderful people who came to me in the last week.
The children's Cancer doctor from the Philippians. the financial analyst from USA, the actress who has been knocking on the door of fame.
You are wonderful! Keep the faith I am sure you will be a Comet among the stars.
The German and Dutch girls starting in Oracle good luck.
To the guy who told me "What would you know about property?"

I have paid off 5 mortgages in my time sonny and I didn't sell all the houses.

A taxi driver told me to stop using HalO or the tax man would "Clean me out"
What kind of an idiot would under declare his income so that it wouldn't even cover his income from the HailO system?

At the ferry today some drivers would not accept a "Pay with HailO" job because it would show up on their bank account.

You know I have the best job in the world.Really !
I meet people from everywhere, take a slice of their experience, go to another fantastic country.
Then I go home for breakfast.
Honestly I have met people from every corner of the world.
The Amazon jungle ( A wonderful tiny woman) 2 Inuit (Esacamo) lady's from Canada.
Years later I hold them in my heart.
I have only met 2 Native American Indians.

So if you like people taxi driving is great.
If you hate people be a taxman..
You should see the letter they sent me.

Chuck Berry turned 90 !  I went into a coffee shop in Capel St. and told the Barista.

Who is Chuck Berry ?

John Lennon once said.
If there was no word for Rock An Roll
It would just be called Chuck Berry.

Enjoy  the energy of 90 and 66 year old

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Money worries

 London taxi drivers shelter, just a few left.
 H&M on Dame st. Take a look at the lighting... All L.E.D The red brick building is the Bank pub.
             3 pressure gauges, all gone mad. New batteries sorted it.Front 35psi back 33psi
 A flower display from the Westbury hotel

On my return to Dublin I opened my post to find a letter from the Revenue commissioners.
Not nice at all !
Pay within 7 days or we will call in the Sheriff,take you to court etc.etc.
The money is not due until Nov.10.
I don't mind paying tax as I know that not one red cent will ever be wasted, every cent will be used well and accounted for.

Once I had a man from Persia  (Iran) in the taxi. We were going to pay various suppliers for plumbing and building.
A very very interesting man.
He held a good position under the Sha of Iran and he had to liquidize all his possessions and flee for his life. Gold paintings,artwork and cash were carried 1/2 way around the world and he came here to Ireland. Property was what he knew best, so he bought houses and offices and hotels.
He built up a good team of tradesmen and the work went on.
Then he was accessed for tax.
"You owe us One million and 28 thousand pounds !"
He spoke of how not only was this figure wrong, but that he had invested millions in the country, providing work well into the future.
"But I must pay or there will be trouble"
He said that they had now appointed an accountancy company, something he should have done at the beginning.
He paid the Million and said that he would give them the 28 grand next month. They flipped and told me that the sheriff would come etc. When I borrowed the balance from a friend then they were asking me where he got the money from? 

My friend next year no tax!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Taxes are for little people"
    Leona Helmsley  Its a link
But Donald Trump and the wealthy evade and avoid tax all the time.
Philip Green of Topshop and,Topman. famously pays no tax. His money is payed to his wife as share bonus, she in a resident of Monaco and the money comes back to him tax free.

Now there are many videos about "New World order""
Just in case you don't know

The moral is stay out of debt.

Friday, October 14, 2016

A premature return

Kreativ dental clinic in Budapest
Look at this unfinished apartment block It has been left idle for 10 years.
         A chandelier sits at the front door.
                          Look closely the keys are in the front door.

I am back again!
Not their fault but mine.
I was at the Kreativ (link)dental clinic in Budapest you see.
It is really good.
But I didn't want to say too much about it until my treatment was finished.
The last time I was there they did the groundwork for what was supposed to happen over the next 21 days.
They gave me a letter and I didn't read it.
I was supposed to have 2 extractions in Dublin at least 3 weeks before I went back.

I didn't do it and so they took the teeth out and sent me back home.
Its my own fault.
We all make mistakes.

Thats why God puts a rubber on the end of a pencil, to correct mistakes.

So I was making an unplanned return and needed to get home.
I tried Bus, Train and almost hitching.
But I got a seat from Ryainair for the price of a kings ransom..
Still its 48 hours + any other way.

I am sitting here not sure what day it is.

But tomorrow is another day.

look at this, these are brand new cars and they don't even take out the leather seats.

Monday, October 10, 2016


 This is new filter and old cabin filter from my car (also called a pollen filter)

Keep up the good fight I am gone "Walkabout" as they say in Australia and I won't be back till the end of the month.
So drive safely and remember there is another job or taxi around the next corner.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

I am a Millionare at last

Wow I am  Millionaire again !

Yippee But it is only in Florint  the currency of Hungary.

Still if the pound Sterling keeps falling this is what €300  might look like.

I am going away and I had a camera system fitted to my castle.
It records 24/7 and alerts me on my mobile in case of action.
The dog and my son will be here so I really have no worry's.

Cameras are everywhere, in the bank, in the supermarket and on the street.
From last month I have gone back to video recording in the taxi.
When I get around to edit some clips I will show you the action.
A guy from Oman told me that his sister is living with her boyfriend close to the Google complex.
They bought a portable camera system called "Little Bird"
(Remember your mother used to say
"I know what you did  a little bird told me "

The landlord rang them to say that a plumber was coming tomorrow at 11. am and would they be there?
No was the reply but they said it would be OK foe him to let himself in.
The landlord assured the guy that he was dead sound as he had used him for years.

At 11.10 his hidden camera alerted him to a visitor to the apartment. 3/4 hour later he looked through his camera via his mobile fone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fuck me the assole was dancing around the apartment in the NUDE he was going through the bedroom drawers and acting like a nutcase.

He rang the police and they were very keen to see how this would pan out.
His landlord was also summoned and asked not to ring the plumber on any account.
They entered the apartment  and caught him..

His apartment had been defiled and he is furious.`
There is no logic in this.. You are on camera all the time.

Years ago I picked up a merry girl in Clontarf going to DCU in the early morning, 
I was instructed to bring her via the Ballymun Rd. 
I talked to her and she seemed normal enough until I pulled up at the Collins Ave entrance of the university.
She flipped suddenly and called me a scumbag and how I had driven her around the long route while pretending to be nice to her.
I asked her to sit back down and drove her to the Ballymun Ave entrance to show her that it is entirely sealed off for building work.
Get back in and I will bring you around again. 
She threw a £10 note into the car.
I said here is your change.

Stick your fucking change she said.

I threw the £1 coin back at her and told her that she had more places to stick it than I had.

Then I drove away..

Around 10 am a Garda from the carriage office rang.

Very aggressive he was 
"Get in here you you, abused a lady last night and you are in trouble".

I told him that everything that was said in the taxi was on tape and that I wanted her done for deformation of character. 
So a superintendent came on later. 

We went through it again.

I will ring you back on this.

Its all right she has withdrawn the allegation he said.

Well no its not all right I said.

She took away my good name and without this video you would deprive me of my livelihood.

So after a bit of toing and frowong a compromise was reached, 
She wrote a letter of apology and gave a check for £50 to the woman's rape crisis center.

She was on something and looking at the footage you could srr her eyes rolling back in her head at one point. Something like that movie "The Exercist

The Garda show that footage to trainee Garda . 

The new dash cams are great high definition and infra red as well. 

This is a good US show about how video helps..

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Things going worse

 Movie time on Sheriff St
   Sad to see 2 more restaurants closed up
  Cultural institute of Saudi Arabia now in Sheriff St

High rents are closing down places and also "lease expired".
So it was that my coffee shop closed down.
On Sunday the guys working there knew nothing about its closure.
The suppliers will be left hanging with overdue bills.
It is a sad situation.
A few months ago the Loft shop with restaurant overhead closed down on Grafton St. and the staff were not well looked after.
Life can be very hard for a lot of people.

Two mute brothers lived in Bluebell out on the Naas Rd. One was totally dependent  on the other for everything. The provider died and the other brother died weeks later.
No one had been in contact, no checks made by anyone.
It is sad that their next door neighbor didn't even know their names.
Seems like they were having trouble with vandals as well.
A lot of people need to hang their heads in shame.
Garda are investigating why social services were not more involved.
A very sad situation indeed.

I was down around the back of the four courts and at the back of the Capricuan friary where they have soup kitchens there was a group of Romanian gypsies packing food parcels into buggies.
I don't mind destitute people being fed, but this lot were really taking the piss.

Good news in the UK press a solicitor and his wife have been jailed for befriending elderly clients, looking after their affairs and stealing their money..
In Ireland they would have been told to "Say 3 hail Marys and sin no more "
The Beak got most of the money back and sent them both to jail.

Bloody awful how the vulnerable people get caught.

While I am on the subject a customer told me how her mother had dementia.
Three men came to the door and told her that they had done building work for her and she hadn't payed them.
They brought her to the bank where they demanded that she withdraw her life's savings and hand it over.
They were never caught.

But if they were caught is there a prison that would punish them enough?

Take a look at the Russian prisons

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Sam for Dublin

Here is the Sam as it visited the taxi drivers special day out.

Dublin has won the all Ireland GAA football championships holding on to the Sam Maguire cup for the second year in succession.

Click here to get more information on the road to Sam

Big celebrations tomorrow.