Archive for July, 2013

Fundit: UpStart

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Fantastic project here from UpStart which will see a vacant lot in Dublin’s city centre transformed into a park with a cafe, cinema and theatre, and generally bringing a hell of a lot of art to people in a very accessible way, but ONLY if they reach their funding target. It’s at 56% now and is climbing, but there’s only FIVE DAYS TO GO so please get behind this project by either donating, or sharing, or both. Thanks!

On The Horizon

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

So back in the 1975, Justin Keating negotiated a Norwegian style agreement with oil and gas exploration companies. Basically meaning that if anyone wants to extract oil and gas resources from Irish land or water, then they gotta pay us for the privilege through taxation, etc. Unfortunately, said agreement was dismantled by the GREEDY, SHORT-SIGHTED, PIG-IGNORANT GOBSHITES that are, to name a few, Ray Burke and Bertie Ahern (who is currently lecturing in Nigeria about how to make a great country, Celtic Tiger style). As a result, we have the embarrassment that is the deal we got for Rossport (the average Norwegian taxpayer makes more off this gas field than the Irish equivalent). Anyone who questions the fact that successive governments are literally handing over our natural resources for nothing is ignored or treated like a head-the-ball. At the same time, our present glorious leaders are about to bring in water charges next year. Don’t get me wring, I have no problem with water charges, anything to do with conservation is generally a pretty good thing. My problem is, that if the government is so concerned with resource management (including turf and peat), why not extend that concern to other resources, such as oil and gas?

The above FundIt project aims to gather a range of viewpoints in Irish resource exploration, and the fact that if we do not start debating this issue and acting on it NOW, it will be way too late even in a years time, with Exxon Mobil and the likes salivating at the thoughts of setting up shop on our shoreline.

Do not let another Rossport happen. These are OUR resources. Time to stand up for them.

Heavy

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013




From www.guardian.co.uk

Ok then

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

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Counter-rally for Choice this saturday

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

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