Monday, June 14, 2010
Mr Salmon and his daughter have closed up,barbers are now mostly foreign.
What a beautiful day.
Today is "Blooms day" made famous by James Joyce in Ulysses.
But today Irish people will walk with a spring in their step as the people who were killed on "Bloody Sunday" were finally declared innocent people.
The massacre was a watershed in Irish history.
Things got really bad after that time.
Both sides did awful things, this is going on now in Gaza,Iraq and so many places where wars happen.
Take a moment for piece and Love.
As the bumper sticker said."Arms are for hugging"
Once upon a time I had a very wise man in the taxi who said to me.
"If you have good health and no addictions,its a good start. Then if you can live within your means and have a bit of time off that's the best you can have.
If you have an addiction or bad health you very soon won't have any money and If you have loads of money you have to pay people to mind it, than you have to pay more people to check up on the other people. This causes stress and stress can kill you quicker than a bullet"
The conversation was great and he turned out to Be Chuck Feeney the man behind Atlantic philanthropies.
If you google"the billionaire who wasn't" you will learn more.
Education is the key.
The world is a much better place with people like him.
Now take Adam Clayton of U2 for example he is going to law over missing finances.
His housekeeper, his bank and his accountants over €1.8 million going missing.
Well you know how it is, you can't do everything yourself. He alleges that Carol Hawkins withdrew €600 from his account every morning AND evening for 13 months, yes €1200 a day for 13 months. You would think that he would have noticed that his housekeeper was turning up in a better car than his !
Bono had to take someone to law over a missing HAT a while ago, no ordinary hat, this hat was ICONIC and it went to the high court, where he won and got his hat back. well the girl who "took" it would be ruined as a result, court costs are expensive.
"Bono just buy another hat"
You might remember that Dave Fanning had problems when his housekeeper was cashing his checks over a long period too.
MONEY CAN BE AN AWFUL CURSE.
THAT'S WHY I AM BROKE.
On the trip up and down from Kerry last week I came across a few drivers who were driving badly. Driving in the fast lane was getting to me, some of them we even had to undertake in the inside to get past.What could one do when flashing and the horn did not shift them.
But on 3 occasions I saw drivers texting.
Remember I spoke of this before! Go back to Sept 1 09 to see the video!
Now I saw 3 speed traps, but an unmarked garda car with a video camera would save a few lives. One woman was driving with her elbows on the wheel 10 foot behind a truck and her busy writing away 10 foot gap between them.
I don't think just taking a brief message is any harm but talking away 19 to the dozen, eating a sandwich while drinking coffee while filling the dates in your diary is a tad too much.