Thursday, December 29, 2011

Out with the old

All set for the big feast !

Occupy London

I had a "Curb your enthusiasm" moment with this.
Yes we do have it, but with chicken !

Taxi sign in Dublin...He works everywhere !

Well if anyone still reads this blog I will just pass on some of the wisdom gained in the past year or so.
I am the person who observes the world as it passes along, my passengers who passed their gems of knowledge to me I give thanks.

I am amazed by what has happened in the financial world during the past 2 years, there WAS fraud, yet the guilty are being propped up by the state, more than one developer is being employed by NAMA on a wage in excess of €200,000 to sort out his mess.

Its the young people need help, families stuck in negative equity, not only here but in many other lands.

I have said it many times our leaders were feeding at the trough with the bankers and the developers, nothing will be done about this disaster because the corruption started at the very top.

Therefore nothing will be done.

So the small man will suffer, the teacher, the ill people, children with special needs and all the needy people will have to shoulder gigantic cut backs.

While our "leaders" will pat each other on the back and say
"Didn't we do well?"

There is no solution to this so don't get yourselves into a sweat thinking about it.

"No answer to the problem?" That must be a first from any taxi driver ever!

I went to a funeral on Christmas eve up in Bailieborough County Cavan where I came from.
It was the Mother of a childhood friend.
Her son lives in Sydney Australia and had to leave home with very little notice.
Without a doubt it was a mad dash, so close to Christmas with no reservations made.

It was a very nostalgic journey for me as well.
Everything has changed I knew almost no one and the town itself is a shadow of its former self.
Tesco built a huge supermarket on the edge of town and it has sucked all the retail business from the local shops.

That's progress, I wonder?

Perhaps this movie I found will educate you.

But I am an optimist and I hope that this coming year 2012 brings you wisdom and hope for the generations coming after us.

Hugs and kisses. (Except for you, ugly brute)


  1. Happy New Year to you as well. You are correct about nothing getting done with this mess. The people at the top are supposed to be enforcing the rules and protecting the people. It's pathetic. I'm afraid the whole thing'll have to implode which will be ugly, but hopefully a fresh start.

  2. Anonymous3:55 PM

    From Paddy

  3. Well done Dinny and for you Paddy a great 2012.
    Ant to all who look in a good new year as well

  4. John, keep up the great work in 2012. I always look forward to your posts for a window on Dublin and Ireland.

  5. I don't believe that corporations are the problem necessarily. Wal-mart though, that's a different story. I've seen that documentary before. I have no sympathy for that company. Wal-mart is awful, and their products are simply terrible. They usually break after a few days. I didn't know that there was an occupy movement in Dublin as well. Fascinating.

    Hope all is well - Henry