Thursday, October 8, 2015
This place is corrupt and its a full time job staying on top of it!
Don’t vote for the same time wasting morons next election or we’ll never get on with our lives or get justice: I did a preliminary audit which I called: Frances@revenue.ie! It shows my full time job as being “staying on top of the lies and fast ones of our council and government”. It is a unpaid position and no costs were covered.
Loads of us have been employed like this as far as I can see.
As I reflected on the 18 months ish since I signed off the dole in April 2014, in order to be independent and self employed, this is what I noticed:
Petrol, administration, level of responsibility and worry time would warrant €40k salary
Central Access Scheme Bridge
Demonstration in medieval Kilkenny, over 3 months. 32km round trip and the emergency call sometimes came at 3am when the council contractors would try and sneak in trucks. Supporting fundraising events to bring the council to court which we did, were vindicated on Environmental terms but look at what’s been built anyway to the foot of the medieval cathedral. The few councilors that did ask questions were ganged up on and there was attempts to banish them from the council chamber.
1000s of administration hours, investigating the council’s lie that the dog pound tender was going to a charity when they were giving it to a carcass collection service. Days and cost of putting a public tender together in the first place, in good faith – thinking what would I really like to do? Run an animal homeless centre, as its on my road, I’m qualified and get to look after animals and employ all the good animal lovers I know there. Thought the council were afraid of the travelers but actually they are protecting the operations of an animal body parts trade. Only found out how much trouble the Kilkenny Council were in when I went to County Clare's council meeting to help protect their shelter and found out Kilkenny were in court, as they were letting the contractors sack the current staff.
Family and holiday time nearly spoilt: I found out at the party for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary who the deciding engineer was giving the shelter to. I found out on day one of my holiday 8 months later that it was the very same week that the collection service were to take over Kilkenny dog shelter. Expenses: Had to buy a dongle that worked in Kerry and work all day every day, on line and on the phone to get an article into the Mail on Sunday, which thankfully persuaded the ACS to pull out.
Pylons & Wind Farms
These pylons and turbines were 100 metres tall and were planned to go the length and breadth of the countryside to make Ireland into a Power Station for export. The electro magnetic fields were making community after community sick. My job: Drive to Carlow to protest against the pylons on the Blackstairs Mountains … only to find that the most likely 'corridor' Eirgrid would choose to put the pylons was running through Paulstown, where I live. No one had been told. Counties were set against each other, as they tried to fend off these plans. Each group trying to raise money to do environmental reports to prove they had more rare species to protect, more risk of water contamination, more natural beauty and livelihoods to ask them not to ruin. I spend endless hours researching, writing, attending meetings and fundraising, to bring Eirgrid to justice. Signs went up everywhere, 'Bury the cables not the people'. The motorway had been built only 12 months earlier and could have held the 400kW cables but no. The government only went after the idea, when they were sponsored 360 million to do it. Then it came to light that the Green Party minister had signed the deal. Then it turned out that the head guy at the National Planning Office was now head of Eirgrid. So they were not going to meet many real objections to the plan. Nonetheless, the individual had to pay the councils and national planning office to make an objection as well €70.
New Frontiers Business Funding
This was a funding course which I did to develop magnetic technology that would mean that no grid was needed at all. Certainly not pylons and not even windmills. The windmills Ireland has are 10 years out of date. Gaeltech put them up and argue they are bringing jobs to the area. All their engineers are shipped in from Portugal. There is not one local benefit to the area at all. They will certainly see no discount on their electricity use. What I had designed was a one-off generator that you could purchase and no further electricity bills. In reality, this included at least 10 meetings for me with the 'Enterprise office'. They had no intention whatsoever of giving the engineer and I even minimal funding at all to start. For those that want to know more, Hope Moore is having great success with developing this technology in severe countries.
Shell Liquified Natural Gas - Drilling off Mayo
Then I heard that Shell needed one last license to drill. I thought that there was no way the Environmental Protection Agency would pass an emissions license for Shell. We put in a massive petition and a few individual objections as well (which cost us personally €126 each, while a funded body could object for €60…though none did) Instead of listening to our objections, they sent Shell all our names. Yes, Shell who have killed off the last few hundred people who stood in their way. Then it came to light that Shell had bought 25,000 pounds sterling-worth of alcohol for the Mayo police and that is why so many local people have got in trouble for asking questions about Shell (Masked men came aboard one man's boat and sank it - somehow the fisherman himself was sent to prison and branded a thug and there were no repercussions for Shell for their violence to the man). If I can find the article about the alcohol I'll put it in here as it makes for the funniest most damning read. Almost a one scene play, in the making!
5 million crop farmers have committed suicide on the 'suicide belt' in India because Monsanto sold them treated seeds and then insisted they pay for them again the second and preceding years, claiming their patent. At a high brow meeting in Ireland, we refused grants for Organic farming here on the basis that it was 'on its way out'. The Round Up and other chemical herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers are just versions of chemical weapons that needed new branding. The average rooster potato has been sprayed 18 times. Then there’s the meat industry. Billions of people turning a blind ey to the killing of 160 million animals a day. As soon as the animals hit the factory floor, there is no telling what happens. Totally above the law. Selling one species as another. Getting every disease past the Dept of Agriculture and out into the shops.
Trying to raise awareness of how to look after ourselves rather than give our health over to them. 96% recovery rate from cancer with raw food. 2% from Chemo - Pancreatic cancer figures. Selling flu vaccines and other vaccines that are introducing live viruses into infants and the elderly's bodies.
Writing to whoever will listen, in the hope of stopping the chem trailing. Pouring chemicals indiscriminately out of planes over crops and residential areas. Learning Horticulture to expose and influence the mad wild use of pesticides and herbicides on all our food and the vast cruelty behind all the exploited animals. If they weren't cramped in, they would not need antibiotics to keep them alive.
Hideous unmanned weapons. Our government wants to make Ireland the drone capital. Some are military, some are information gathering, some carry weapons. They are all intrusive and mainly dangerous. This is because they are removed from the situation: Who they're bombing, who they're watching. Its not surprising that the agriculture minister is the defense minister as well. Same man in charge of Big Agriculture is in charge of Animal Welfare too. God help them - how many conflicts of interest there are there. But actually not as the ego means his only interest is himself. So yes, intensification of farming, puppy farms, live export of animals, producing for China and the states, food fraud ring protection and pure chemicals and unconsciousness all the way are alright with everyone in power at the moment.
It amounts to zero regard for life. Ours or any other life forms – animal or plant. The councils and government are not just ignorant of welfare, they are actively cruel to pursue profit.
In conclusion, Ms Micklem, you have got to foot a big bill.
Somehow Shell got 50 million to insure themselves for contaminating the land and sea. Somehow I found myself still liable for a hefty tax bill for the bed and breakfast guests I had through Airbnb. Yes, this is for my 20 annual guests at 45 euro a night, minus time, laundry, breakfast, cleaning and meeting and greeting at my vegan and organic retreat. The revenue were determined to gather the records on anyone using their spare room to earn a small living and fleece any last remaining good from it.
Be it on our own heads if we let these people run things for any longer. The best way to deal with it is stop buying cruelly produced products, working for companies that do and openly disgrace anyone who needs telling. Sure, its the truth, so we might as well spell it out.