Get It Off Your Chest


#3983

Not in my opinion. This is far more appropriate than breaking into private property!


#3984

Were the water protests more fashionable than this ? Fair play to them I say.

Oh , and here’s an example of those endearing tourists


#3985

Take back the city from who? Who took it?


#3986

The country.


#3987

The problem is that the media are owned by one man whose opinion is allied to that of the government. The power of the media is set against the weak and often confounds democracy. Therefore a different approach is required. It worked with stopping the privatisation of Irish water so I am hopeful it will help here too. Eoghan Murphy and his ilk make me want to puke. They hardly even try to hide the fact that they don’t give a shit about the poor.


#3988

The rich people.

If I find more recent stats, I’ll put them up. I’d say they are even more stark.


#3989

As I asked in my post, is the “only” way to fight a government organizing a protest march on O’Connell St?

I would have thought that actively engaging in the political process & working to change who does or does not get elected to high office, would do more to change the direction of our country.

Any one can engage in the same tired, old rhetoric, or shout insults at a ministerial limo, or hold up a placard outside the GPO. I’ve more respect for those who put their money where their mouth is.


#3990

And you are entitled to that view. The problem is that democracy fails as it has been subverted by the elite. Example. In the last election, 70% of candidates elected were in agreement that the new water taxes should be abolished. However this was ignored by the Blueshirts. It took mass protests to stop them. Another example. In previous elections people voted for Labour. Labour then did a u turn in office and supported austerity. So democracy keeps failing the poor and weak. That is why protests are now on the streets.


#3991

Going out in the mean streets is doing alot more rather than just shouting on the Internet or from the armchair. And it without a doubt makes people pay attention.
You say “use the democratic process”, sure how often do you get the chance to do that anyway? And quite alot of people don’t like the choices of representatives


#3992

Look at this beaut. Not working. Go figure.


#3993

Free legal aid as well but yet is able to afford to go to Amsterdam. Far from a cheap city. Absolute joke of a system


#3994

…didn’t have a solicitor and “didn’t know any of them”.

Oh, I’ve a feeling he “knows” plenty of solicitors. :roll_eyes:


#3995

It was a Ryanair flight.
He was the pilot.


#3996

Indeed he does. Saw this on twitter


#3997

What’s that got to do with going to Amsterdam …


#3998

Flights to Paris for the Ryder Cup were booked out, I think he was going over to watch it via Amsterdam.


#4001

He won’t be doing that if he gets sent down … :grin:


#4005

■■■■ that. Best doughnuts is that little place beside Bank of irleand on O’Connell street. Sell them trough a hatch.


#4006

Jesus Christ it’s a permanent shop ffs
It’s still going to be there in a weeks time. I want to try Krispy Kreme but I’ll give it a week or two when I can just walk in and out in 5 mins or so.


#4007

Yer darn tootin’ !

Eating them when they are hot out of the oil though…and the yeast expands in yer gut…Merciful Hour…the cramps ! :nauseated_face:

Great hangover food though.