Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Happy belated 4th of July

Happy 4th of July to all my American readers.
As it is not a holiday here I forgot.
One of my driver friends was on the Joe Biden gig last week.
It really was something. I mean the logistics of it all.
You would not need many more security men and armored cars to invade the entire country.
The paranoia that surrounded the occasion was completely mad.
When he went to the US ambassadors house the entire Phoenix park was blocked off, hundreds of security men were hiding in the bushes all over Ireland.
It really must have cost the people of the USA a heap of money.

I had to Google him to find out who he is.
He is the vice president of America and is the most likely the running mate of Hilary Clinton.
If you have a Shamrock in your family tree it is a big help in getting the Irish vote.

The most memorable thing I heard was of air force 2 The huge plane that transports many of the heavy cars around. The way it works is that you bring her out on the tarmac, then load her up and let her rip. 
You can't start the engines in the hangar, but the guys in their paranoia didn't think it out when they instructed the staff to load her up in the hangar then tow it out fully loaded.
They strained the front wheel and the monster had to be unloaded while they replaced the front wheel.
The drivers of all the cars following had to spend hours sitting in their cars while the work was being done.
But I did hear from a more senior source that you have to be firm with these guys in their white raincoats and overrule them. Let them know that you know what your doing.
After all no one wants to have to take the rap for a bad decision.

Insurance for taxis has taken a spectacular rise, 50% to 70% in some cases
Without having a crash I saw one quote rise from €1550 to €2312 and when he asked why he was told  that they had to pay out a lot owing to flooding.
What that has got to do with the price of tea in China I don't know. 

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