Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dissaster waiting to happen

         View of Dublin from Howth head
                   A hopeful London cabby doing the knowledge 3 years work
                This gent reads through his papers outside the 4 seasons hotel
    A nice old French van on Dame St. (Pancakes I suppose)

The news over the last few days was not good.
A Garda on cash in transit duty was shot dead by a deranged robber. Gun point blank to the head with no chance of escape or mercy.

The taxi regulator has all the mobile numbers of every driver in the country. If the numbers were put on a data base all drivers in any given area could be alerted in seconds to look out for suspicious activity.

The awful case where a father sexually abused his daughter over a 10 year period. It started before she was 11 years old and he even raped her on the eve of her first communion.
You have to wonder
Where was God?
So she was betrayed by her Father. Her mother. She reported this to the police and even when as a minor she picked up an STD she was still not rescued.
The father pleaded guilty. So the judge gave him 12 years in jail, Suspending 9 years and allowed the beast out on bail pending an appeal.
Wow that was some slap on the face for the victim.
Uproar from the people and the press saw the father brought back in and sent to jail.

I would give experts in mental studies 6 months to learn from this beast than he should be given a painful death.
The money saved from keeping him locked up could be put to better use.
The mother has to be held guilty as well.

Then that awful fire in Brazil.
In Ireland we went through the trauma when the Stardust ballroom burst into flames back in 1981
click here 48 young people dead and 214 injured.
As bad as these things are you have to wonder why people do not learn,
Factory's in India Pakistan and Mauritius where workers work in appalling and dangerous conditions.
If the fire chief and the person who passed such buildings for use as a disco went to prison as a result of their actions things might change.
One thing I was reminded of when I read up on the Stardust disaster was in spite of the locked fire doors and the massive loss of life no one went to prison and the Butterly family who owned the complex were paid £500,000 compensation for loss of income and their court costs.
Its wonderful what you can do when you are a pal of CJ Haughey.

I met a man coming in from the airport the other day. "Your accent has me puzzled" I said.
He turned out to be a German Jew. It was the day after Holocaust day and he was a very clever man who works for Microsoft. Among the things he was doing was the construction of a medical center in southern Africa. Microsoft encourage their workers to do special projects. This was a great cause to support. He is Africa now overseeing the project. He is a great man he loves Jackie Mason and that fantastic Jewish singer Ofra Haza
What a guy.

A girl got in on Sunday morning ,, going home after being up all night.
She told me something of her life about how she had split up from her abusive partner after more than10 years and she had 3 kids to care for.
So at 6 weeks to go before Christmas she managed to sell the family home before the bank took it from her.
If the bank took it she wouldn't get a cent from the disposal of her home, indeed they would add on vast costs
She is getting over the trauma of her past and being rid of an abusive partner who used to beat her up.

She was a really nice person
So I would love for lady luck to smile on her soon


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for the comment.
      Sometimes I think there there is no one out there.
      Mark Nixon is fantastic!

  2. Love reading your random and entertaining commentary on life in Dublin. Perhaps someday, I'll be a passenger in your taxi! Dublin is a city I'd like to visit.

  3. Anonymous12:36 PM

    Hey! This is kind of off topic but I need some help from an established
    blog. Is it very hard to set up your own blog?
    I'm not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick. I'm thinking about setting up my
    own but I'm not sure where to begin. Do you have any ideas or suggestions? Thanks

    My webpage: Healthy diet plans

  4. Blogger does all the work, no need to learn html etc.
    Just type,add pictures and videos

  5. Anonymous6:24 PM

    Great post. I am facing some of these issues as well.

    Look into my webpage: I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift (Kim Viera Cover)

  6. Anonymous2:58 PM

    Good day! I could have sworn I've been to this blog before but after reading through some of the post I realized it's new to
    me. Nonetheless, I'm definitely glad I found it and I'll be bookmarking and checking back frequently!

    Feel free to visit my webpage - solavei information