Saturday, August 26, 2023

Fight the good fight until you hear the bell

 I published the posts below from YouTube. They are shocking examples of what can happen when things are ignored.

Well the news over the week about the British nurse who has been found guilty of murdering 7 new born children in her care. This time her supervisor has been sacked as well this time as her colleagues had reported her, but nothing was done. She may have killed many more.

He was in my taxi this brave man and his story unfolded on the journey.

Are you OK ? I asked

It was like I had fired a starting gun and he unloaded his tale.

I worked for Oxfam and though I was doing  lot of good there was something going on in the background which I could not deal with. For example there was a doctor in one of the hospital who was raping the nurses. Yes! raping the nurses.

There was nothing that I could do.

Imagine how I felt when celebrities were brought in to stay in 4 star hotels, we would bring in reasonably fed children for a photo shoot and the celebs would be flown out at the charities expense.

I fought on and I got suspended from work until I met a small Jewish man on a flight back to New York.

He listened to my story and brought me to his office where he prepared a case against Oxfam, piece by piece dates and statements were taken. I really hated what I was doing but nurses lives were being destroyed with no sympathy. Yes Yes there were other things were also going on.    

Our day in court came after much preparation. The world court of justice came down on them like a ton of bricks. Funding was withdrawn and heads rolled. All the people who refused to listen to me were held accountable.

That was only last week and I could sleep for a month.

Hidden camera investigation: Nursing home abuse, violence (Marketplace)

Hidden camera reveals abuse by care home staff of dementia patient Ann King

Friday, August 18, 2023

A letter from the Garda commissioner

 So I went over to the test centre to renew my licence and he checked it out. "Where is your insurance certificate?" Well I could show him the insurance disc from the windscreen and I had a letter from the insurance company showing the cover, duration and 100 other things. 

No they had to have the certificate.

I said that I could drop home and be back within the hour. Then I heard the most laughable statement of the week.

"If you had come into the office 20 minutes before your appointment we would have allowed you to go home, but not now. So pay another €50 and come back on Monday.

As a wise taxi driver once said. You can't fight it. Just suck it up and move on.

So as I was going through my papers I found 2 letters from the office of the Garda commissioner.

Written in August 2022.

I was going to Heuston station from the Phoenix park direction and I was pulled in at the lights about to turn left There is a place on the right where they look after mentally handicapped people. On my left there was a coloured man with a tall mentally handicapped girl. The guy put his arm over her right shoulder and he fondled her right breast. She squirmed and the lights changed. Instead of going for Heuston I went straight on and over by the jail and back around to the St. John of Gods facility. Looked for them for 10 minutes and asked 5 or 6 people to find who was in charge. No one could direct me to an office. So I wrote a letter to the head of management and got no reply. Then I wrote to 2 other care facilities in Palmerstown and St.Marys in the park

4 visits to the Garda stations .and the best that they could say was. "We could do nothing unless we caught him in the act". Not much chance if they won't take an enquiry.

Anyhow last year a huge sex scandal was uncovered in Palmerstown. Was it my man?

The special needs people deserve protection as a right. Not ignoring letters and endangering those in the care of whoever was in charge.

If I was in charge I would bring in a law that states. If you get a complaint of cruelty or sexual advances being made about someone in your care or control and you do not act on that information you will be fined €80,000.

So tonight I put the letters from the top brass and shred them.

Well at least I tried 

So now I will just suck it up.

Monday, August 14, 2023

Well Well Well

 Well everything is going at a snails pace for me.

My sons paperwork is in the system 3 or 4 weeks now.

I went to renew my taxi licence and with the holidays and delays with the NCT the licence had lapsed and the powers that be have charged me a fee of €500 to renew the licence. OUCH.I will check it when I can.

I had all my documents in a little folder. Driving licence, 3 credit cards, bus pass and health cover card. I had them in the kitchen to get on with the business. Guess what ? they are all gone.

St Anthony must be on his holidays as he has not found them for me. I went to 3 banks today and asked for new cards. Banks have changed so much in the last 10 years. I have been with 3 banks which closed the doors. It is such a pain in the ass tracing the direct debits and stopping payments which are coming in.

By the way look up a thing called a Tile on Amazon. Its a fob which allows you to track your phone, your wallet or your suitcase. The more upmarket ones work worldwide. One Canadian passenger was at the airport waiting for his bag. He went on to the app and was able to tell the airline that his bag was in terminal 4 in Toronto. Lots of hire cars have 2 trackers one hidden the other visible. (Good thinking Boy Robin)

There are saints for every occasion, St Patrick for the Irish St. George for the English 

The patron saint of lost property St. Anthony

Not forgetting St. Fiacre the patron saint of taxi drivers.

Saturday, August 05, 2023

A mad world for sure

 So I have said this before and I will say it again.

The world is mad.

I sold my old taxi once and  I forgot to take off the discs attached to the front and back windows.

You must pay for it to be reprinted and then we have to destroy the old discs and issue you with new ones.

Whenever life gets you down, Mrs.BrownAnd things seem hard or toughAnd people are stupid, obnoxious or daftAnd you feel that you've had quite enough
Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolvingAnd revolving at nine hundred miles an hourThat's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckonedA sun that is the source of all our power
The sun and you and me and all the stars that we can seeAre moving at a million miles a dayIn an outer spiral arm, at forty thousand miles an hourOf the galaxy we call the 'milky way'
Our galaxy itself contains a hundred billion starsIt's a hundred thousand light years side to sideIt bulges in the middle, sixteen thousand light years thickBut out by us, it's just three thousand light years wide
We're thirty thousand light years from galactic central pointWe go 'round every two hundred million yearsAnd our galaxy is only one of millions of billionsIn this amazing and expanding universe
The universe itself keeps on expanding and expandingIn all of the directions it can whizzAs fast as it can go, the speed of light, you knowTwelve million miles a minute and that's the fastest speed there is
So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecureHow amazingly unlikely is your birthAnd pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space'Cause it's bugger all down here on Earth

Thursday, August 03, 2023

My substitute is waiting.

 Well, my lad is waiting for the paperwork to be finished and he will step into my shoes.

Its not easy as there are hoops to jump through even now.

Perhaps I will write another book?

You haven't read my other work of art?

"The steering wheel university" by Paul Malone, available on Amazon

Complete with two spelling mistakes.

Here is a story worth telling.

He had a strange accent. Scottish and something else. After a couple of minutes I asked him what he worked at. 

He said I will start at the beginning. My father was killed in a road crash when I was 16 and when I was 21 my mother re married. I did not get along with him and he did not get along with me.

So it was pistols drawn at 50 paces.

They went away for the weekend and the word went out that there was a party at my house and every scumbag in Edenborough arrived at the house. When the police in there droves arrived and cleared the house it was a total wreck. Not really my fault.

But my stepfather put £200 into my hand and told me to get out and not to come back until I had grown up.

So I found a B&B and met 7 guys who were enjoying themselves. The next morning I was a bit hung over at breakfast when a guy came and started counting. One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight..

Great a full crew. Into the van.  I said that I was not with the lads and he said. I have to have 8, can you swim? Fantastic, you are a deep sea diver.

It was a baptism of fire, we lost a lot of people in the beginning. But health and safety helped and we were on fantastic money. We would go into Glasgow and go to a gents outfitters and get kitted out then we would drink and carry on until out leave was over. On going back to the rig we would throw the suit away and get another on our return.

Many of the guys bought apartments and installed mistresses who then took the property from them. So I had a wild time and then I looked around and I began to specialise in ( I forget what he did ) This brought me around the world. I have 6 houses, 3 rooms rented and one for me, soon I will retire. 

I will live on my savings and I will always thank my stepfather for throwing me out.