Sunday, January 18, 2009
A Great Moment In History
Today is a great day.
The first black president takes the helm of the most powerful country in the world after China.
It will be no easy task, but I feel that he will tackle some of the thorny problems in the world and within America.
He is a man you can believe in.
At last Bush is gone now and you have a president who knows something!
It will not be an easy trip he will put the united back into USA.
Yo Do know he had Irish relations from Moneygall....
Goo luck to you all.
Now back to basics.
How did we let all this happen?
Police against the public.
Over the past few nights there is a police van parked at the bottom of Belgrovre Rd Clontarf. It is busy taking photos of passing cars.
Penalty points and hefty fines to follow.
Garda booking taxis en mass.
It gives the Garda an easy quota of fines for the month.
This is a revenue gathering exercise, nothing more.
If you loose your job you can buy a taxi plate and join the thousands of other taxis on the streets.
It dosen't matter that there are no ranks to hold the number of taxis which are on the street,or that there is not enough work to go round,morality does not come into it.
You pay and they take your money....There is no refund scheme.
I know a thing or two about taxi driving.
I also know that this business is dead.
Honest guys with 20 years behind the wheel are giving up. "If the standard of today means that a driver does not know where Temple St hospital, or Crumlin hospital is. The game is up.
There are no standards.
When the guy driving you home is not the guy on the ID on the dash, when he has no idea whether Raheny is Northside or Southside.. Something is very wrong.
So if you feel that a change should happen join the protest.
Here are the details. (Straight from Roys blog.)
Monday 8.30am 2 Feb 2009 Start in Parnell SQ, pass by the Dail proceeding to the Regulators Office.
* Taxi regulator needs to acknowledge there are enough taxis and a moratorium should be put on licences.
* Government have to stop giving incentives encouraging people into business.
* Give incentives to keep drivers in the business
* Create more taxi ranks