Posts Tagged ‘ireland’

The Crash, The Bailout And The Theft Of Ireland’s Resources

February 22, 2011


As Ireland’s government steers the country into an economic black hole there are many of us left scratching our heads as to why they are not using the massive wealth of this nation to fund the recovery and our future, and to tell the bankers where to go with their imaginary gambling debts.

As I’ve watched this country self-destruct over the last two years since the derivatives bubble was burst, I ask myself why is it happening? Why in a country rich with investment, talent, and resources and with a reasonably healthy economy with good exports, is the whole thing spiraling into a never ending cycle of un-payable debt? Believe me it is un-payable, just like all the third world debt issued by the IMF and World Bank before this.

We all know by now that the bankrupt international banks, who issue credit out of thin air, crippled the industries that support our jobs and thus our economy and sent the whole world crashing into what many believe from understanding history, is a deliberate recession from which, as history shows, the main banks will once again come out the other side more wealthy and larger than before. One need only look at the 1907 and 1929 crashes to see this consolidation process in action in the years that followed.

None of us Joe Public were in particularly problematic debt. Just the normal loans for a home and a car, nothing special. Nothing we couldn’t manage on our salaries. Yet still here we are now indebted, by the actions of a government with no mandate, to the tune of around €18,000 for every man, woman and child in the country. The interest alone will cost around €3,000 per year in extra taxes for every working person in the country before any of the principle loan is paid off.

So how are we expected to pay back this loan for a debt that we never incurred in the first place? A debt that only exists in the ups and downs of market values and shares in a fictional world of computerised credit, and not a single solid asset in sight. Yes, you guessed it. We are to pay the fictional debt with our real assets. Those being our labour, our children’s labour and our grandchildren’s labour, as well as the selling off of our public services to private corporations owned by the banks to be run for profit by them. These will include our roads for tolling, our health services, our utilities like the ESB and Bord Gais, and our water suppliers, even our ports and airports.

It doesn’t stop there though because as well as these institutions and all their associated assets, which will undoubtedly be asset stripped, the bankers are looking to take our €20+ billion of national pension fund which has been accumulated to pay the pensions of the people of Ireland in just such a difficult period. Finally, and the nub of this article, the international bankers will be given by our government the country’s tangible wealth in the form of land, minerals, our forestry, and most importantly our fuel resources in gas and oil.

Unbeknown to most people in Ireland, this country is one of the wealthiest countries in the world for natural mineral wealth. An inspection of the applications for mining licenses will reveal among other precious minerals like zinc and lead, a wealth of silver and gold buried under the ground. In fact the volumes of minerals found in Ireland per square mile make it the richest country in the world for mineral deposits. This is very valuable and why this has not been exploited is unexplained. Yet there is another kind of gold that Ireland possesses in spades that is being exploited now. The black gold !

Off the west coast of Ireland there is an enormous volume of oil and gas. The government (Dept. of Communications, Energy Natural Resources) themselves valued west coast deposits in 2008 at €540 billion although the price of oil and gas then was a fraction of what it is now. This is a resource that could give everyone in Ireland free energy in the same way that Norway funnel their oil wealth to their people, and still make huge profits selling energy to the UK and Europe.

The Corrib oil field currently being exploited by Shell, that we hear about for all the wrong reasons, is the only oil and gas field the public are aware of, but there are huge basins of oil and gas known to exist off Limerick and Kerry. One in particular called Dunquin gas field which is a proven field and is described by the operator (Exxon/Mobil) as “one of the biggest fields in the world” containing an estimated 25 trillion cubic feet of gas and over 4 billion barrels of oil. This alone could keep Ireland running for over 60 years.

The reserves off the west and north west coasts in total have been estimated at around 130 billion barrels of oil and 50 trillion cubic feet of gas. A virtual underwater Saudi Arabia. Yet it doesn’t end there. The Lough Allen Basin is a huge inland gas field in the northwest which has been known for some 40 years now and contains 9.4 trillion cubic feet of gas. Enough to power Ireland for the next 25 years but it has has yet to be tapped. There are known fields off the south coast that have yet to be announced.

Furthermore, new oil and gas basins have been announced this year off the coast of Dublin by Tony O’Reilly’s company Providence Resources and it’s UK partners. O’Reilly is also partnering Exxon in Dunquin. The east coast fields have been estimated in the hundreds of billions in value to Ireland and yet along with the riches of the west and south, the inland gas and the wealth of minerals that we are literally tripping over here, we are still bankrupt ! Does this make any sense to you?

Unfortunately over the last 35 years successive governments have eliminated all of Ireland’s rights to capitalise on it’s own resources. They have legislated away their percentage share of the gas and oil down from 50% to 0%. Yes zero. So the oil and gas is wholly owned by the oil companies royalty free. Successive ministers like Ray Burke and Bertie Ahern have been instrumental in this process which even saw the reduction in tax on oil profits to only 25% where other countries charge almost 70%. This also is only payable after all exploration and development costs are deducted as well as future decommissioning costs which effectively negates the corporation tax too.

Ireland should be the richest country in Europe with the majority of Europe’s oil and gas and fishing waters, as well as the richest mineral deposits. Yet our government has given the fisheries away to the EU, many of the mining operations are owned by foreign companies and now all the energy reserves have been given away to large multinational companies who are under no obligation to even sell the gas or oil to Ireland and we will be forced to buy our own gas and oil back at market prices from the oil giants.

This situation cannot possibly be accidental. The legislating away of our resources was a deliberate act and in this writers opinion it would seem to be a criminal act of some description. This kind of intergenerational legislative deceit could only be done with cooperation and foreknowledge and looks on the surface to be the biggest fraud ever perpetrated in the history of the state.

It even far exceeds the apparent fraud of the bank bailout wherein we the people are paying off UK and German banks, who held high risk bonds in bad banks, by using loans from the very same UK and German banks to pay their bonds, and we are charged interest for the privilege of bailing out their gambling debts to boot. Does this seem right to anyone except our politicians? Nobody of sound mind could fail to see the deliberate fraud of this and the role being played by our government in assisting this.

When the government accept this IMF bailout they will be relinquishing control of the nation and handing over the financial management of the country to the IMF, which in effect is only a front for the UK and German banks that funded the bailout. It is therefore they who will decide that Irelands assets are sold off and to who. Watch this space and we will find with very little investigation that subsidiary companies of the banks may well benefit greatly from this fire sale.

Already Bertie Ahern in his cushy new job as head of the International Forestry Fund, a corporation set up by a Swiss financial services provider Helvetia Wealth AG, is bidding to buy and privatise Coalite, which controls all Irelands forestry. This would mean 7% of Ireland’s land mass would be in the hands of one of these international banks. It was a recommendation of the An Bord Snip Nua report in 2009 and the appointment of Ahern in 2010 tells me that this was probably already a done deal before the bailout ever reared it’s head.

The level of collusion to pull off this takeover of assets has to go to the highest levels of government in order to orchestrate this over such a long period of time, because not only was the oil and gas legislation nullified but so was the banking control legislation in the same period.

Indeed if we look to those people who have been in positions of power and also regularly attended secret meetings like the annual Bilderberg meeting or the Tri-lateral Commission meeting along with all of these bankers, oil companies, other multinationals and politicians in Europe and worldwide, then we may be seeing the root of the conflict of interests of our own politicians and should ask who are they really working for?

If these meetings aren’t shady enough it is made more suspicious by the fact that the Tri-lateral Commission meeting this year was held over three days in Dublin this Spring, without ever getting a mention on the national news despite 300 of the world’s richest and most powerful people being in Dublin and being dined by the President.

If we want to know why we are being asset stripped, then this is a good place to start to find your culprits, and perhaps these are he questions that people should be asking the election canvassers this week instead of who is going to fill the potholes?

7/7 Ripple Effect and the End of Justice in Ireland

November 12, 2010

John Anthony Hill’s appeal in the Irish Supreme Court against extradition to the UK was defeated yesterday. This means the judge in the case gave precedence to a European arrest warrant over and above the Irish Constitution which protects our political views. This decision proves once and for all that the Irish legal system is totally corrupt and working in league with the criminal state authorities of Ireland and their masters in the UK and Europe, and are under the control of the Bar Council which is based in London and is used now as their weapon of control.

This is an interview held with John Hill (aka Muad dib) on the day before the appeal hearing (10th November 2010) in which he explains the case against him

http://mtrial.org/node/42 

It is an incredible decision when you consider how many times the UK has been found guilty of criminal activity and perjury against innocent people in the past. One only need look back to the 1970s during the troubles in the north of Ireland when high profile cases like the Birmingham 6 and the Guildford 4 put innocent people in prison for half their lives without evidence. Now in the present they commit torture and rendition and the false flag 7/7 event that for the first time in British legal history had no trial or inquest at the behest of the government. In light of this it is impossible to understand how a judge could approve this extradition unless he was involved in a cover-up

If you haven’t seen the film 7/7 Ripple effect you can see it at the link below and your eyes will be opened.

 

After that you will understand why the British State is going to such extraordinary lengths to pursue this man and cover-up their crimes. Only the guilty would try to imprison a man for life for sending a CD to a Kingston courthouse clerk to distribute to the judge and jury foreman if they saw fit

On a side note, it is also very interesting that they scheduled this for 11 AM on 11.11. This (11) is the power number of the ruling cartel and they use it for many of their “events” from fake terror to financial crashes or other disasters, to unlawful legislation and important speeches or announcements. This undoubtedly is one of these important events for them as it represents the destruction of sovereign justice in ireland and the complete takeover of the legal system by outside agencies

 

John Hill will not receive a fair trial in Britain, that is a given. When one sees the efforts the new government are going to to cover up information relating to the latest narrow and limited inquest into the 7/7 event one can see exactly what will occur if he goes to trial. Surprisingly though he remains upbeat about it and sees it as an opportunity to get his film shown in court as evidence. I have a feeling however that the trial judge will rule it inadmissible.

This must not be allowed stand, for if this man goes down, then anyone of us cold be next. i don’t think you or I or anyone wants to live in a world where criminals control the government, media and the courts. Time to start the change

 


The Final Meltdown – Taking the truth on the road

November 1, 2010


Back on September 25th this year there was an event held in Ireland called “Wake Up Call”. It was held in the Spectrum Centre in the Shankhill Road in Belfast. The event was the second in a series of all day conferences organised by a UK based group that invites guest researchers from around the world to present and discuss their specific field of study. What the speakers have in common is that they all highlight different aspects of the unspoken reality behind much of what we see happening in the world today, or “what the media won’t tell you”.

The event was a great success by all accounts and featured talks on such diverse subjects as the world beyond 2012, the role of secret societies in today’s political system, the exposure of establishment level paedophile rings, and the job of alternative media. In addition to these speakers the event showcased our own Jim Corr on his very first speaking engagement, bringing his last four years of research to the stage in a presentation called “Joining the dots”.

What has come out of the success of the Belfast conference is an outcry from the general public for a dedicated Irish tour along the same lines. Many people in Ireland, and the world for that matter, seem to feel that there is an alarming lack of balance in our media and a lack of coverage of the real issues behind the news affecting us. So much so that they believe the media is nothing more than a political propaganda machine.

Many have turned to alternate sources for information like the internet,  independent radio stations, researchers and documentary makers, to find out the reality behind the spin of the mainstream news. The plummeting viewing, listening and readership figures of the media outlets bears out this trend. People have a craving for knowledge and in particular for truth and they are leaving the mainstream because they appear to have come to the conclusion that they cannot and will not find it there. The upsurge in traffic on Jim’s own website (jimcorr.com) is testament to this desire to get answers

As a result of this groundswell of opinion Jim got together with former oil industry executive and now independent researcher and lecturer in geopolitics Ian R Crane to do a seminar in Dublin. The event took place in the Ashling hotel on Park Gate Street on 22nd October and was attended by hundreds of people of all ages and backgrounds.

Jim Corr’s presentation gathered together the full scope of the research that he has published on his website over the last four years, summarised into two hours. It takes you from the starting point for the awakening of many minds, including Jim’s, that being the events of September 11th 2001, and carries you through the still unanswered questions surrounding that day. Then Jim takes you along the timeline following 911 through all the geopolitical and legal changes that have occurred as a direct result of that event, and attempts to ask the question “who benefits?” in the realms of the politicians, corporations and international bankers amongst others.

Jim goes on to explain their compartmentalised systems for control, and the relentless assault on human health from the food and water we consume to the chemicals and toxins that we involuntary take into our bodies both airborne and through vaccines. As you can imagine four years study is a lot to pack into two hours, so what Jim has done is to give you a lot facts that lead to a lot of questions about our reality for the audience to take away and research.

As Jim himself says “Taking this directly to the public will hopefully speed up the awareness of what is actually going on behind the scenes. The information we are presenting I believe is of vital importance to the general public. Unfortunately we are not being told the full truth by the mass media. Most people are still unaware of the bigger picture. Only with focused study and contemplation can we arrive at a decent understanding of the global agenda. I’ve done the research, now I’m bringing what I’ve learned into the public domain.”

Ian R Crane has teamed up with Jim at this particular time because of what he believes is the calamity about to befall this once great nation. Ian has been researching the geopolitical agenda for the last twelve years (see him at ianrcrane.co.uk) after leaving a three decade career in the oil industry. His work life gave him an insider’s view of how the world is manipulated on a global level by powerful money interests and he is now a seasoned lecturer on the geopolitical world that exists beyond the glare of the television news.

His polished presentation explains the who, why and wherefore of the financial system. The winners and losers, and the true nature and value (non-value) of money and how it comes into existence. The crux of the talk as the title suggests is that the economic free-fall that the world, and especially Ireland, find themselves in is yet another in a cycle of engineered booms and busts that serve only to transfer wealth up the social ladder.

The most worrying aspect of Ian’s research is that he feels that Ireland is a test run for a cycle of bankruptcies of every country in the western world and if Ireland capitulate (unlike Iceland who said no) to what would appear to be the “financial terrorism” of the international banks, then the marker will be set for the other nations. Furthermore, to pull off a coup like this there must be help from the inside at the very highest levels.

(Author’s note) Perhaps it should be noted that Ireland has already given away it’s gas and oil resources to bank owned private foreign corporate interests and is now about to sell off it’s forestry to the same way unless the Irish people do something to prevent it. The same thing is happening in the UK, Greece, Spain and Portugal and would appear to be under pressure from the money lenders. Any readers who are aware of the workings of the IMF for the last half century will recognise this as the way in which they have kept the African nations in perpetual debt at the cost of their natural resources.

The Dublin talk was an outstanding success and has now given birth to a tour that has grown organically simply by the efforts of local people who wish to get this important information to a wider audience, arranging venues in their home towns around the country. This is a grassroots movement to demand the truth from our media, and this is where it’s strength lies. I guarantee anyone who goes to see the show that they will never look at the mainstream media in the same way again. You will more likely be asking yourself what are the media  NOT telling me and WHY?

You can catch “The Final Meltdown Tour” at the following venues

DROGHEDA 3rd Nov – McHughs Venue.

DONEGAL 4th Nov – Inishowen Gateway Hotel Buncrana.

DERRY 5th Nov – City Hotel.

TULLAMORE 6th Nov – TBC.

LIMERICK 8th Nov – The Locke bar.

DUNDALK 9th Nov – Lisdoo function suite.

GALWAY 10th Nov – Radisson Blu Hotel.

DUBLIN 11th Nov – Ashling Hotel

Jim Corr will also be appearing at the next Wake Up Call event to be held in Edinburgh on 20th November in the Meadowbank Sports Centre.

Ireland’s Drinking Water – Poisoned By Design

September 26, 2010

The other day I was looking at recent photos from from a younger relative’s album, and I noticed something as I turned page after page of the smiling faces of their friends. Something jumped out at me immediately as being painfully and obviously wrong. In every picture, every one of these smiling teenagers had brown and yellow teeth. Not one good white set amongst them and yet these are all middle class families with good dental hygiene. All of those handsome young adults’ smiles were destroyed by discoloured enamel. I was shocked and decided to investigate because this was not how I remember teeth when I was growing up, nor is it what I see from people I meet from other countries.

What I was seeing was the results of a lifetime of drinking fluoridated water, from the bottle to the pint. The staining, flaking and pitting of the teeth enamel caused by the interference in the laying down of the enamel layers during the formation of the teeth by the compound commonly known as Fluoride, that is added to our water supply.

Now it is an age old adage that the teeth are a window into the health of the body, Slave traders would always check the teeth of a potential purchase. So is this an indication of more serious problems in the body?

This substance is in fact a byproduct of the aluminium and fertilizer businesses and is classified as toxic waste so dangerous that it cannot be dumped. It is also used as an insecticide, in rat poison and as an ingredient in military nerve gas. A lethal dose of fluoride can in fact kill a human being in just two hours.

The toxicology report describes sodium fluoride as a “protoplasmic poison” which means that when it is dissolved in water it becomes readily absorbed through the mouth, throat and digestive tract. It can also be absorbed through the skin while you bathe and even inhaled.

The symptoms of fluoride poisoning are many and varied depending on exposure ranging from nausea, abdominal problems and sores to more serious problems like damage to the kidneys, thyroid gland, pineal gland, bone cancer, osteoporosis and neurological damage.

This is all common knowledge, so you may ask what on earth is causing the inertia in Ireland on the issue of fluoride? All around the world the practice of fluoridating water has been exposed as unsafe and has been removed from the supply, yet here in Ireland the advocates for it’s removal seem to be running into a stone wall of intransigence from the various government departments in the face of overwhelming evidence and best practice in other countries. No other country in Europe bar Britain (partially) fluoridates water.

Following this story over the years one couldn’t help but conclude that there was a determination to keep fluoride in the water regardless of whatever evidence is presented. Even to the point of defending the indefensible. So who is blocking this and why are they doing it?

Pressure has been mounting on the politicians of late. From what I have heard first hand there have been a plethora of people contacting representatives about this issue, especially the Green Party members of government. John Gormley himself promised some of my associates that the fluoride issue was currently under review and he was awaiting a new report. Although when pressed on why this report has not been published he had no answer.

His last report criticising fluoridation in 2006 was blocked at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children by the government. Indeed John Gormley seemed to have grasped the nettle back in 2007 when he went on RTE Prime Time and demanded fluoride be removed, citing the the terrible scourge of dental fluorosis that is affecting 40% of our children now and the risk of bone cancer. However since he went into government he seems to have done a u-turn.

It appears to be government policy to continue to add this poison regardless of whatever evidence is placed in front of them. Yet on investigation I find there is very little independent science backing the use of fluoride and this is borne out by the York University report from 2000.

Only this week The Examiner printed a damning letter from Cathy Sinnott highlighting the terrible downside of fluoride ingestion, but up until this the mainstream media have been conspicuous by their absence on this very serious issue.

Not that there is a lack of information for them to report on and force the Department of Health to answer the difficult questions. For instance we have the 2002 North South report which highlighted the fact that children in the Republic had three times the incidence of dental fluorosis than those in the Northern Ireland, who did not fluoridate, and that the incidence had increased seven fold between 1984 and 2002.

In 2001 a group of dentists (IDOF) also broke ranks with the mainstream view this decade and brought a case against Mary Harney and her Health Department. This being the same pairing that have since continued to push the HPV vaccine against the backdrop of all the deaths and injuries from the vaccine in the US and Britain. This also being the same pairing who are still behind the continued push to vaccinate every child with the H1N1 vaccine even after the EU Commissioner for health declared it a fraud. So there is clearly a very poor and complicit track record to consider here.

Even now in the US the Centre for Disease Control and the American Dental Association have issued guidelines that fluoridated water should not be given to children under four nor mixed with baby milk formula. The Food Safety Authority of Ireland reported the same thing to the government. However pressure seems to have been applied by government and now they have changed their finding, omitting the desire to stop fluoridating water and replaced it with a statement that all mothers should breast feed, though how this helps most children over a year isn’t explained.

There are even newer reports available now from the US highlighting the clear correlation between fluoridated water areas and the increased incidences of bone cancer, osteoporosis and broken bones, so why are these reports being ignored in Ireland?

A Sordid History

The history of this substance is a very sordid business and the dangerous effects of fluoride seem to have been known by it’s advocates for a very long time. Extensive toxicology studies were done in the US and published in neurotoxicology journals back in the 1994 by Dr Phyllis Mullenix of the Harvard Medical School. It was also presented to the US National Institute of Dental Research who then buried the results.

What the study found was that fluoride could cause a permanent change in the behavior of animals with as little as 3 days exposure. It also documented changes in behavior that included many the symptoms of what psychiatrists are now calling ADHD. It also documented a condition they called “couch potato syndrome” which has all the same symptoms of what we call chronic fatigue syndrome.

Mullenix’s team discovered that the fluoride finds it’s way into the brain which was contrary to what officialdom’s advocates of fluoride say in their literature. Yet they continue this charade despite the fact that these changes to the mental state were known as far back as 1944 when the original fluoride tests were done, as has been discovered in declassified US documents from the Manhatton Project.

The documents reveal a catalogue of deceit including orders from the highest levels for the cessation of all tests regarding mental confusion due to fluoride intake, even though funding had originally been given to carry them out.

However the most cynical document of all was a memo from 1946 from the project’s chief pharmacologist sent to the Colonel in charge regarding chemical releases on the public, identifying fluoride with absolute certainty as the cause of neurological damage and illness. The memo then goes on to state “Would there be any use at making attempts to counteract the local fear of fluoride ……… through lectures in fluoride toxicology and perhaps the usefulness of fluoride in tooth health”.

So it was 1946 that the lie was hatched about dental health and the coverup of the terrible effects on the central nervous system and literally the character of humanity. With all of this known the government of the US then went about promoting fluoride as “good for your teeth” in a marketing plan devised by the recognised king of manipulation of public opinion Edward Bernays, the nephew of Sigmund Freud and the man who convinced women that smoking was good for women’s equality amongst other things.

It seems strikingly obvious that the governments of the old Empire like Canada, Australia, Britain, Ireland and the US have knowingly and deliberately maintained the illusion that fluoride is safe. They have kept this mind altering substance in the water for a reason. Perhaps because a nation of couch potatos would be much easier to control and will not threaten the authority of the elite group who run things?

Confirmation of this hypothesis might be strengthened when one realises that fluoride can be found in many pharmaceuticals including those used in the treatment of depression. What this amounts to is the forced medication of a population. This is illegal under international law since the Nuremberg Code was drafted after the end of World War II.

It is interesting that the issue of mass drugging of populations made it into the Nuremberg code because the Nazis at the Nuremberg trials were guilty of using fluoride in the water supply to their concentration camp prison population to keep them “docile”. I’m sure the Gestapo weren’t interested in the inmates’ children’s healthy teeth.

Don’t think that the Nazis were the first to think of it though. Stalin’s regime used fluoride in the prison water supply from the 1930s as a tranquilizer. This was when the idea was exported to Britain. In testimony to the government in the Un-American Activities Report in 1939 it was revealed that Communist sympathisers in the US has discussed using fluoride to make the population docile while they brought in Communism by degrees in the US upon a lethargic population. Even to the point of keeping a large store of fluoride at each reservior in the event they needed to poison the population to maintain power.

So you see there is a long and established history of mass medication and tranquilizing of the population with this chemical. Fluoride is a highly toxic and lethal substance in very small quantities. It can cause illness and mental disorder, and it can be used to subdue the spirit of anyone who drinks it. As chemist Charles Perkins famously said in 1954 “Any person who drinks artificially fluorinated water for a period of one year or more will never again be the same person mentally or physically.”

Fluoride is a medication and it is a fact that any medication that is to be allowed used in Ireland MUST be approved by the Irish Medicines Board. Fluoride has never been approved for use in water by the IMB and hence those responsible of keeping it in our water are guilty of a crime.

Finally, one of the most shocking aspects I have discovered about fluoride is that it has been shown that there is a chemical process whereby the fluoride attracts aluminium and tricks the body into allowing it to pass through the blood/brain barrier. It should be noted that studies have shown an increased level of aluminium in the brains of people who suffer from altzhiemers disease, which we all see is on the increase and is affecting people younger and younger to different degrees.

All of these issues are being purposefully ignored by the authorities and when you look at the whole picture, with our isolation in Europe as the only country out of 500 million people who are given no choice but to drink fluoridated water, and the flat out intransigence of the government, you might conclude that we are somehow being used as a mass social experiment in population control. By the way people sit idly by while the politicians are robbing the banks in broad daylight, I think it is working.

As a measure of how cynical this defense of the forced medication of the public is and how far the government, for whatever reason, will go to maintain it, I refer to the constitutional challenge made in 1967. In this case the plaintiff challenged the practice based on a right to bodily integrity. However, the judge ruled that there was no case to answer as the government is not obliged to supply water to the population and the people are not obliged to drink it. Well now the government are trying to introduce water charges I think we will see a new challenge very soon because this man certainly will not be paying for his poison.

It may also have escaped your notice that fluoridated toothpaste used to carry a warning that if you swallow a pea sized amount of toothpaste you should call poison control, however in more recent times this warning has been quietly removed from the instructions on the tube by the manufacturers, as if fluoride magically became safe to swallow.

This persistent and deliberate sidelining of all scientific information that highlights fluoride as the danger to public health that it has always been known to be, is an act of criminality on the part of the people controlling the information. The good people of Ireland must stand up to these criminals and demand prosecutions for the mass poisoning of a population before another generation is destroyed.


In recognition of a team that is more than the sum of it’s parts

November 25, 2008

This Munster rugby team stunned the world of sport when it stuffed New Zealand 12 – 0 in 1978 and last wednesday, after New Zealand (the greatest rugby team on the planet) had stuffed Ireland the week before, they turned out and nearly beat the Kiwis again and with a 2nd string team too. Leading 16 – 13 with 4 minutes to go they lost to one stroke of brilliance from a Kiwi back row.to win it 18 – 16. There is something very special about the team, the fans, the home ground, that adds an extra man to the 15 and makes them achieve things other club sides can only imagine.

The build up and the history

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-LA-vVtZoH4

The war cries

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-unicKS3sRA

The match

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UIryvfUKnkE

And for Boo so you can join in too

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=NJbwSiNjO7Y

NO ! NO ! NO !

June 13, 2008

On Thursday Ireland was the only country of the 27 countries allowed by their governments to have a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty. The Lisbon Treaty is in fact exactly the same document as the European Constitution which was voted down by the French and the Dutch people 2 years ago.

This time they were not allowed to vote so it has been left to us here in Ireland to save Europe from a Federal Government We did not let down the French and Dutch and any other peoples who have been denied their democratic right to vote.

The result was a resounding NO ! (the third NO on this document now) even though ALL the main political parties here, representing 96% of the electoral vote, campaigned for a “yes” vote

There are many reasons why but the main reason for the “No” vote, I believe, is the utter contempt with which the politicians treated the people. They treated us like idiots, like children who wouldn’t understand and who shouldn’t ask questions. They gave not one reason to vote “yes” apart from “if you don’t we will suffer consequences” (without saying what they might be). They simply tried to scare us into it because they had no good reasons.

On the other side there were well researched reasons why to vote “No” that the government countered simply by saying “that’s not true”.

There are many very worrying issues at stake in the Treaty which remove your ability to set your own laws and taxes and revert authority to the un-elected European Commission, President and Courts above the laws of your own country. European foreign policy and use of the Army will be decided by the EU.

The most worrying issue of all however is that the concept of habeas corpus will be diluted or removed. This is your right to seek release from illegal detention by the authorities. This will happen because there is a clause in the treaty to ratify “preventative detention” across the EU. This means you can be held in detention without charge or access to legal channels in much the same way as the Bush Administration has done in Guantanimo Bay in Cuba holding hundreds of people there for years, none of whom has been found guilty of anything. Do we want this in Europe? In fact the US supreme court has this week narrowly (1 vote) overturned this procedure being used in the USA and allowed them to challenge their detention

This is a cracking speach by a UK Independant MEP and puts the scenario as simply as possible. The end of the piece shows the huge protest that took place inside the chamber that some quarters of the parliament tried to cover up.

The next piece here highlights how the document is a re-hash and how information was suppressed because it would adversely effect the vote on the treaty

The most sinister thing about this is that Ammendment 32 to the treaty was voted down meaning that even though Ireland votes “No” to the treaty, the EU will not respect that decision and try to implement the changes anyway

Take a look at how power is being corrupted in the everyday workings of the European Parliament

The treaty doesn’t specifically implement everything yet but it is self ammending without the need for further consultation and gives the Commission “Legal Status” and hence will become “Our Government”. So do not be surprised if down the line we end up with a European ID card which is GPS trackable.

This is all on the table both here and in the USA where they are even talking in terms of ID chips inserted into the body (hand) which would be trackable and also replace money. A plan and agreements have already been signed for the establishment of a North American Federation of Canada, USA, Mexico.

So Where do you think this whole globalisation is going guys? huh? I will let you decide, it isn’t hard to work out.

Everybody needs to do some research and get mobilised and get vocal before you have no rights and no freedom left

The high price paid in the name of development

May 25, 2007

Today in Dublin we say goodbye to an institution. After 240 years Greenes bookshop opposite Trinity College in the very centre of the city, is closing. They are moving to a wharehouse distribution centre and changing to on-line sales only.

This shop is legendary in Dublin and has been one of those landmark buildings for as long as it has existed. How many people over the years have said “I’ll meet you off the bus at Greenes”

It had a famous winding staircase lined with books and crazily an open fire. There was also a post office in the ground floor which acted as a meeting place for the local community

Oscar Wilde lived across the road from the shop on the corner of Merrion Square where his statue now stands (actually it sort of reclines) and was a frequent visitor

It is a sad, sad loss to the city and country as a whole and follows close on the heals of the famous Kennys bookshop and gallery which closed for the same reason in Galway last year

Some things are worth more than profit and should not be lost to pure economics

This is a short potted history:-

Goodbye To Greene’s Bookshop of 16 Clare Street, Dublin, Ireland


Greenes is a building that is steeped in more than 240 years of history, having being built in the late 1700’s. The original owners lived and worked here. Many notable authors such as Brendan Behan, W.B. Yeats, Frank O’Connor, Jack B. Yeats and Sammuel Beckett (whose father had an office across the road) have browsed the shelves over the years.

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The Room John Greene Was Laid Out In

This upstairs room has featured in about half a dozen movies and TV documentaries. And it was in this room that old John Greene, the founder, was laid out in 1899. A visitor to this room in the 1940’s would have found members of the staff frying their sausages and breakfast on a pan over the fire!

Greene’s of Clare Street has been a book shop since 1843, prior to this it has been a ladies Hoisery Store. There are many interesting characteristic features of this store including, the Glass canopy, the old wooden bookstands and the intricate ironwork supports. The original lettering has never been changed since the shop opened in 1843.

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The Shop with it’s distinctive Glass Canopy

The Pembrey family has run the business since 1912 when it was taken over by Herbert H. Pembrey, then passed onto his son Herbert Seymour Pembrey, who looked after the business along with his son Eric until the year 2000, when sadly both Eric and Herbert passed away. The family firm is now being run by Eric’s son David.

“…..because of it’s central location, Greene’s has been a handy source for school texts over the years, and generations of Dubliners remember queuing with their book lists in hand…..”

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Local Map

Greene’s Bookshop Ltd. was located in the heart of Georgian Dublin. We are within three minutes walk of Westland Row (Pearse) railway station (suburban & DART services). This station was the first to be built in Ireland (for the line to Dun Laoghaire built by William Dargan in 1831).

Ireland send Pakistan home

March 17, 2007

Ireland shock sends Pakistan home
World Cup Group D, Jamaica
Ireland 133-7 beat Pakistan 132 by three wickets

Boyd Rankin

Boyd Rankin celebrates the wicket of Younis Khan for a duck

Ireland produced one of the greatest victories in cricket’s rich history by beating Pakistan on St Patrick’s Day amid unbelievable tension in Jamaica.

Led by their brilliant wicket-keeper batsman Niall O’Brien, they reached a rain-adjusted target of 128 with three wickets remaining in near darkness.

Ireland’s fans, who had been there to witness the tie against Zimbabwe, could barely contain themselves afterwards.

The result means Pakistan, ranked fourth in the world, are already out.

Wicket-keeper O’Brien, axed by Kent in 2006 because they rate Geraint Jones above him, hit a brilliant 72, easily the best effort by any of the batsmen on a green wicket which Ireland’s seamer loved.

But when he tried to hit off-spinner Shoaib Malik for six with 21 needed and six wickets still in hand, he was stumped.

Panic set in as Andrew White was caught at short leg and Kyle McCallan edged to slip in the next over, off Rao Iftikhar.

But O’Brien’s brother Kevin stayed to the end as he and skipper Trent Johnston eked out the remaining runs needed.

Ireland could now lose to West Indies and still qualify for the Super Eight stage, but they are not definitely there yet.

Pakistan, on the other hand, rated fourth in the world in one-day internationals, go home.

Ireland held every catch going, produced some inspired stops in the field and even shrugged off some dubious umpiring decisions.

Their only failing was a generous offering of 23 wides, but still Pakistan came up short.

The first opportunity for Irish celebration came when Dave Langford-Smith bowled a peach of a delivery at Mohammad Hafeez in the first over, which the batsman edged behind.

When Boyd Rankin then had Younis Khan caught in the slips for a duck, the Test nation had to rebuild from 15-2.

Imran Nazir (24) and Mohammad Yousuf (15) added 41, but when Rankin and Langford-Smith were replaced by Johnston and Andre Botha, the two big wickets fell.

Andre Botha

Medium-pacer Andre Botha celebrates one of his two wickets

Yousuf drove a wide ball from Johnston straight to point before Inzamam edged his third ball to the solitary slip.

Given obvious confidence by that strike, Botha (2-5 from eight overs) began to extract huge inswing and made life intolerable for Nazir.

Eventually, the opener departed for 24, Eoin Morgan taking his second catch in the slips.

Wickets continued to tumble, despite the best efforts of Kamran Akmal (27), and Johnston’s captaincy was spot on as he brought back Boyd for some extra pace.

The bowler dug a couple in, and both Akmal and Azhar Mahmood spooned catches to Johnston at mid-wicket.

After Mohammad Sami and Iftikhar had added a gutsy 25 for the ninth wicket, spinner McCallan took the last two wickets as wild slogs were held in the deep.

Pakistan had been bowled out for 132 in the 46th over.

The wicket was still providing assistance for the bowlers when Ireland batted.

Jeremy Bray, the hero against Zimbabwe, was ajudged lbw to Sami, who also trapped Morgan the same way to make it 15-2.

Niall O'Brien

Unwanted by Kent, O’Brien was man of the match in Jamaica

O’Brien, who moved from Kent to Northants in January, and William Porterfield added a vital 37 for the Irish.

Then Hafeez’s arm ball produced the third wicket, Porterfield playing on to his stumps.

But O’Brien took a liking to the off-spinner, cutting and driving for precious boundaries and Pakistan were toiling again.

Suddenly, Inzamam’s men were given a lift when umpire Brian Jerling, who had already made some strange decisions, elected to give Botha out caught at short leg.

Replays showed the ball missed contact with bat or gloves by nearly a foot.

A further 11 runs were added after that before the rain came, and when play resumed the umpires soon began looking at their meters again.

But play continued, and O’Brien continued to bat freely. He hit Malik for one straight six but could not repeat the feat.

When Iftikhar immediately took his two wickets, 16 were still needed and only seven wickets remained.

At this stage, the overs were not an issue, but the ever-decreasing light was.

Kevin O’Brien and skipper Johnston eked out the singles, before a Johnston square cut for four and some Pakistan wides finally eased the tension.

Finally, Johnston freed his arms and slammed Mahmood into the stands at long-on. The party could begin.

Ireland beat Pakistan by 3 wickets (D/L)

Ireland won the toss and decided to field

Pakistan Innings

132 all out (45.4 overs)

Ireland Innings

133 for 7 (41.4 overs)

Umpires: B F Bowden, B G Jerling
Ireland: J P Bray, W T S Porterfield, E J G Morgan, N J O’Brien, K J O’Brien, A C Botha, W K McCallan, D T Johnston, A R White, D Langford-Smith, W B Rankin
Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Nazir, Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Azhar Mahmood, Mohammad Sami, Iftikhar Anjum, Umar Gul

Divine intervention

March 17, 2007

17 Mar 07, 02:34 PM

Kingston – St Patrick is convinced Ireland would follow up Thursday’s remarkable tie with Zimbabwe by sweeping aside Pakistan.

“St Patrick’s going to perform his greatest miracle yet today,” he said, with a thronging mass cheering his every word and an RTE crew relaying his message back home.

“We killed off all the snakes in Ireland and now we’re going to win our first World Cup game.”

“Unfortunately, the Jamaican police were not believers… in the art of fun and decided to pull the divine one aside for a quick chat. It was one of those Santa Claus having his beard ripped off moments as St Patrick, aka Dave O’Connor from County Dublin, disconsolately handed over his staff for safekeeping.

You need permission for everything at this tournament and there was no way Dave was getting his instrument through to the Party Stand.


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