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Labour TD Calls Gardai to One Woman Protest

“…We need a Constitution that will protect our children and guide the courts to make decisions that keep families together and that are in the child’s best interests.  I know the people of West Cork would welcome the opportunity to say ‘yes, we value childhood’ and ‘yes, Ireland values all children and their rights’.” Labour Deputy Micheal McCarthy, Cork Nov 2011

In one sense, it would be hard for anyone to disagree with the sentiment expressed by Labour Deputy Michael McCarthy back in November 2011, prior to the referendum. However a lone parent who is the mother of an autistic boy last week attempted to highlight her dissatisfaction with the proposed cuts to the Carer’s allowance certainly didn’t feel the love when she went to Deputy McCarthy’s constituency office in Dunmanway last week.

 

Ms. Charis has her own website at www.GaiaCharis.com

Letter to Minister Eamon Gilmore Re Genocide in Gaza.

Women & Chidren murdered in Gaza 2012

The following post is a letter I have just sent to Minister for Foreign Affairs, Eamon Gilmore (and to all members of  An Dail and Seanad Eireann) pleading for real action on the genocide presently taking place in Gaza. To paraphrase the old but accurate quote, evil can only prevail when good people do nothing.
Please please send your own email (or the one pre-written)  to all TD’s and Senators and let them know that you are horrified by the continued inaction of government, with just one click, using the link below.

http://www.contact.ie/webform/demand-israel-stops-attacking-gaza

H.A.A.R.P. – Are significant weather events ‘Man Made’ ?

HAARP - The cause of climate change?

H.A.A.R.P.

“It’s not only greenhouse gas emissions: Washington’s new world order weapons have the ability to trigger climate change”. Yeah, you’re probably thinking not more of the ‘conspiracy theory’ nonsense but after five successive disastrous summers in Ireland and monumental weather events worldwide, it might be time to look a little bit deeper….

By Michel Chossudovsky – Professor of Economics, University of Ottawa and TFF associate, author of The Globalization of Poverty, second edition, Common Courage Press

The important debate on global warming under UN auspices provides but a partial picture of climate change; in addition to the devastating impacts of greenhouse gas emissions on the ozone layer, the World’s climate can now be modified as part of a new generation of sophisticated “non-lethal weapons.” Both the Americans and the Russians have developed capabilities to manipulate the World’s climate.

Three resign in one week, but there should be hundreds more.

Image from Business Week

We are not even remotely surprised when we hear of bankers, financiers or people in the financial services industry of being involved in criminal activity. What sets this apart from all other cases to date is the speed at which the chairman, chief executive officer and chief operations officer all resigned. This article examines why and what can be done to eradicate so called ‘white collar’ crime.

The Last Word.

Ballot Box

I simply do not believe that Enda Kenny, who has spent the last ten years TOTALLY focused on rebuilding his party and getting it elected to Government can possibly have the mental capacity nor indeed the time required to understand the dangers of this treaty or indeed anything to do with the financial crises. Does …

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Can Eur 62,000,000,000 Buy You Influence?

Total Debt by Country % GDP

The only way out now is for massive debt write off and for the peripheral regions of Europe to leave the euro zone, albeit temporarily, and introduce a common Euro2 Currency. If this were to be adopted, it would mean that the countries which become party to this new currency would have a marketplace of approximately 250,000,000 people who share this currency and it would enable the rebuilding of these countries’ economies. This economic rebuilding and consolidation would take less time and cause significantly less human hardship than the austerity plan presently being put forward by the European Union and our own government.

The fact is that if the Euro collapses German exports will be approximately 40% (Frances +30%) more expensive than they are now and this would decimate the German economy. This is the reason Germany is doing everything and anything to take total control of the European Union.

Unanswered questions about the 1970 Arms Crisis

Sir, – Dessie O’Malley’s letter (March 26th), connecting Neil T Blaney to “ethnic bigotry” is another disgusting display of Mr O’Malley’s self-righteous and delusional portrayal of the Arms Crisis, of which Mr O’Malley had a hand to play in its outcome. There are a lot of questions that we would like Mr O’Malley to answer, with regard to his actions in this whole murky saga.

Another EU Summit, Another EU Failure

The recent machinations by the EU to resolve the economic crisis by taking advice from bankers and financiers is akin to holding an AA meeting over a few pints in the local pub and they will have just about as much success.

However, it is obvious that the EU politicians, unelected officials and those in the financial services sector are suffering from an addiction. Their addiction to power, control, ego and personal financial gain, has destroyed the lives, hopes and aspirations of tens of millions of people Just like every other addict, the Eurocrats immediately condemn anybody who begins to suggest that it is they who may be a big part of the problem.

The Euro is dead, long live the Euro!

I submitted this article to the Sunday Independent but they couldn’t make space for it. It was written two weeks ago.

The Irish League of Credit Unions recently released their quarterly “What’s Left?” report. It deals with how people throughout the Country are managing financially and the figures up to June are not just frightening they are a damning indictment on the failure of our Government to run OUR Country.

Just to give you an idea of just how bad the Government’s policy of protecting the banks has been for the average adult, nearly one in every two (47%) are late paying at least one bill a month, one in every three adults have between zero and seventy Euros left after paying their bills and a heartbreaking two hundred and eighty thousand people stated that their income does not even cover bills like their mortgage and electricity…..