Saturday, November 21, 2020

Be Discerning and Keep Your Own Counsel

This is a social commentator who saw this coming:

Free 30 minute sustainability consultation for the first three people who recognise who made this astute and timely observation and sends me the answer:

“If you want to change society in ways that you wouldn’t normally have an excuse to do then you find an excuse, it’s a technique of mass perceptual manipulation that I gave a name to a long long time ago. 
“‘Problem, reaction, solution’ 

At stage one you create a problem, real or manufactured, you blame someone else or something else for it

At stage 2 You want a reaction. You want a reaction from the public that is either A. do something or B. not against it strongly enough to say you mustn’t do it.

And step number three is then offering the solution openly to the problems that you have either covertly created or lied about."

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I'm on a buzz about another aspect of my new website. People might have expected the distance geopathic stress clearing I launched last week, but many are asking: Why am I offering a Free Helpline to individuals and businesses affected by Covid?

I just don't want anyone else taking their own lives because the restrictions are making them go bankrupt, for want of someone to talk to, proper advocacy, someone who cares and is able to help find other ways forward, with support and grants. 

This is an important time to be alive. There's a glaring double standards going on within the authorities, around who is allowed to do what and who will be supported in this crisis.

Europe, Ireland included is to be subjected to the horrendous economic plans they are proposing for us in their budget. They have so ignored the proposals of the one MEP who proposes a solution - a 0.01 tax on all financial transactions, not too much to ask - that he had to hunger strike for 18 days at least and lose 10kg of his body weight to get his idea back on the table for discussion. That is how determined the EU (with our own Paschal Donohoe right in there) not to help Europ out of the impending recession, Even though the financial sector are doing marvellously,

So don't think they care if we do or don't survive over here. We the people must support each other. Pick up the phone if you need to.

Frances MIcklem's Alternative Health Consultancy

Only the Pharmaceutical Industry is Excited by the Vaccines So Far


When I see headlines that a vaccine is 'showing promise' liked and commented on only by other pharmaceutical executives, it makes me slightly hopeful that normal soulful people are waking up to the loose cannon that pharmaceutical companies are; subsidised hundreds of millions (especially for a covid vaccine development) & with laws that protect them from being accountable for their products. Ever wondered why the State had to pay 4 million for the devastating affects of a GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals vaccine? Corporations, with a mission statement to have every citizen on at least 4 prescribed drugs from cradle to grave, cannot be sued. Let that sink in. 

They also have a captive market of frightened people on every continent prepared to try a vaccine plus leverage with the authorities to force it on people if they don't want it. The effects of these rushed through vaccines will only bankrupt countries further, if the UK government are correct when they say there will be a wave of deaths after a vaccine's adverse affects #HSE My approach? Turmeric.

MEP Pierre Larrouturou Had To Hunger Strike to Ask For A Tiny Tax on Financial Services


Will our very own Paschal Donoghue Euro Zone leader and friends let MEP Pierre Larrouturou die, rather than admit his point? Pierre Larrouturou is the man leading the European budget negotiations. He is on his 12th day of hunger strike to protest against the EU’s refusal to tax rich corporations to fund climate action - the 'obscene' EU budget.

People across Europe are fasting for a day in solidarity and sharing his message....well actually it's our message isn't it. Stop being the gatekeeper for the banks and the corporate interests Mr Donoghue, do something that makes economic sense and not just for your own pocket. I've only just heard that this is going on. Please let everyone know we must get a result for this MEP. Public pressure needed! #politicsandlaw #banks #MEPhungerstrike

This must be his 22nd day of hunger strike and yet we hear nothing in the news of the MEP, who is starving himself to insist on economic justice for us, for over a week. "In an unprecedented move, French MEP and general rapporteur for the 2021 budget, Pierre Larrouturou, begins his 13th day of hunger strike on Monday (9 November). His objective: to achieve more resources for health, climate and employment by taxing financial transactions EuroActiv France reports."  

"A European tax on financial transactions and corporate profits could bring an annual €120 billion to the EU budget and finance a green recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, without asking a penny more from national governments, says Pierre Larrouturou." 

"MEP Pierre Larrouturou deplored the meagre €7.5 billion proposed in the European Commission's Just Transition Fund. To finance EU climate action, he suggests some of the ECB's "easy money" could fuel the European Investment Bank (EIB) instead of going into private banks."

This was hardly mentioned, even findable in the on line news, let alone mainstream news...even though he did it for us. He stopped hunger striking in time not to die and has got his idea back on the table for discussion next month.

Support those that nurture not those that murder

 Let's have a little less compensating the barbaric mink skinners and send that money to save the zoo. Jeez, can this government please sort out its priorities.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Cut & Paste to push Minister Donohoe on Private & Public banking and save the MEP hunger-striking for us

Our Minister for Finance:

French Senior MEP Pierre Larrouturou is on hunger strike (maybe his 18th day now) asking for a minuscule but important tax on financial services to help Europe recover.

To send support:

 Dear Minister Donohoe,


Public banking & hunger striking MEP, trying to protect us from your decisions.


I am writing to respond to the Indecon Report you sent me that blocked earlier legislation.

The Indecon Report does not address:

1.   Usury: The need for Public Banks in order to end Usury in Ireland 

Usury: The practice of lending money at unreasonably high rates of interest.

2.   Credit Creation: The public banks’ capacity to facilitate the State’s Sovereign Right to Create Money.

The power of Irish-owned banks to provide credit. The fractional reserve mechanism (if used by credit unions and post offices empowered as full commercial banks) would be exactly the institutions capable of delivering Fine Gael’s own recent Wellbeing-aligned proposal, meeting the housing needs, care and health needs, food and greening and Covid recovery support for small and medium sized companies – currently defunct.


3. Credit as A Public Utility: The Need To Establish Credit as a Public Utility. 

Public utilities are a class of services provided to the public, including making power and water available. A public bank would provide businesses with the credit they need to operate and deliver their goods and services.   


4.   Interest-free credit. Consolidated interest should

be banned. 

Banks do not need to charge interest as they already lend several times what they have in reserve and receive the money back in full. As well as using loans as securities to create more credit and provide more loans, on the strength of the first.


5.   Lending Criteria & Fine Gael’s Wellbeing Objectives: 

Your paper points out how there are different economic priorities for all demographics. Regional public banks served by real people, in a face to face role, as already exist in the many under-utilized but much loved post offices & credit unions, are the best situated to determine the diverse credit needs & assess social and environmental benefits of proposed enterprises. Regional public banks are the only way to realize your party’s Wellbeing objectives. 



6.   Public Expenditure. Imagine the fractional reserve leverage of all 

public contracts and regional allocated funds passing through the public banks, multiplying regional inputs exponentially.

The charter for public banks for societal good, is in line with the Local Government Climate Action Charters and EU Green Deal and Just Transition criteria. The DOF and local authorities could draw down more of these funds for Ireland, if you could demonstrate the money was reaching the communities and not getting sucked off by the meat and dairy bosses and multi-nationals. 


7.   No money goes off-shore. 

The benefits of an independent, not for profit bank system, is that public banks do not take any money out of the economy.

8.  Set Up: Existing credit unions hold substantial savings, empower them as full commercial banks. 

People have noticed how you’ve started to include Credit Union savings when you talk about bank reserves and you and I know that when the banks are at last forced to declare their insolvency, they will be trying to lay claim to these last savings of ordinary people. 


9.   Running Costs: There are people waiting at the door to put their money somewhere safe. 

Member/owners of the new banks will be happy to pay charges. With customer services to be delivered by existing Credit Union and Post Office staff, the government outlay would be negligible. Passing State financial transactions through a public bank would cover its running costs many times over. 


10. Mortgage resolution: If the government, which only leaves you to 

agree – as all the other parties are behind regional public banks - choose to back the implementation, and pass EU money through the public banks, they would be in a position to buy Ireland’s entire mortgage portfolio and secure everyone’s homes. (You do need to legislate to bring house prices down in line with their value in real terms as well though, rather than letting private banks continue to offer 30 year mortgages for inflated figures that keep people inprisoned and keep the banks’ auditors agreeing that they can loan more on the strength of those loans. Otherwise, public banks will be just feeding the beast by offering mortgages to pay those same prices.


11.The introduction of a public bank would not create competition 

for smaller lending institutions, as the report suggests, the resistance comes from the private banks who currently hold 100% of the power to distribute credit in Ireland, through those smaller lending institutions and through the government.



Eventually, in New Zealand (I think), a TD equivalent said to the Minister for Finance, “Just give them the bank”. And he did.


That is what you must do, Paschal Donoghue. Just give us the public banks. People are waking up to your unwillingness to allow the people of Ireland to help themselves. Maybe you too are waking up.


12. Pierre Larrouturou is the hero. He has been on hunger strike for 17 days now – He is the only person standing between you and inflicting abject poverty on the whole Eurozone.

He makes his case for the urgency of establishing a 0.1 per cent tax on buying and selling stock and a 0.01 per cent tax on all other financial transactions. 

You are the enemy but you could be seen as a king, if you concede these obviously essential economic strategies: Tax on financial services and an EU public bank and Member states to have full public banks too.



Frances Micklem


Saturday, November 7, 2020

The Quality and Intent of Fine Gael Leadership


"Leo constantly pulling strings for me, you've no idea".

To be in government you must be a public representative. Leo Varadkar is a private representative. He has to be sacked. A person without remorse doesn't resign. Varadkar was specifically in charge of Irish people's welfare as Minister for Social Protection and right up to managing the Covid Emergency Payment and he has shown no mercy, let alone responsiveness.

Deny him the creature comforts of a massive state pension. He, Donoghue and Simon Coveney have 'led' Ireland into disaster over several years. Only Donoghue hasn't been officially exposed yet but someone will soon outline his horrendous betrayal of the country too, in his puppetry role for the banks. (Note to self, must find out who run our pillar banks as keep letting them off as a faceless institution when there's people making cruel decisions in there, or at least accepting their artificial intelligence as gospel).

This is much worse than Phil Hogan who was ONLY (!) minister for our environment and then all Europe's agriculture and probably wanted to retire anyway.

Read this text 3 times and ask yourself if Varadkar should be sacked. Blatantly sabotaging us, GPs & the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) #FireLeoVaradkar #CorruptioninFineGael

Vote of no confidence? Total traitor I'd go as far as to say

Taoiseach under fire from own party for not sacking him.

Anyone noticed that even when you look up Who's Taoiseach? Leo Varadkar's name still comes up for the first 20 hits? It's Leo Varadka's ego has even infiltrated the algorithms

Shameless Leo Varadkar's  still more annoyed with his friends than aware of his own behaviour.

Monday, November 2, 2020

Say no, West Coast, to 83 hectares Of Intensive Oyster Farming

This is valentia harbour/ portmagee channel,the area that there are licences being sought for prpposed oyster farms, totalling over 83 hectacres which would be @205 acres of oyster farmingSend to - These are the hoops to jump through this time: We must send individual letters (emails) to object to individual license applications! 

Edwardsia delapiae sea anemone

Valentia harbour 

the only known location in the WORLD

If you are further up the coast than Dingle, you could contact Renard - Save Our Strand as they could have the application numbers for the whole map. Or will know how you can get them.

Objection to license application T06/461A for Oyster Farming

T06/461A Realt Na Mara Shellfish ltd, Cromane lower, Killorglin, Co.Kerry

T06/521A Nigel Sheehan, Stookisland, Cromane, Co.Kerry

T06/502A Brian Mc Carthy and Daniel O' Mahony

T06/503A Brian Mc Carthy and Daniel O' Mahony

T06/514A Brian Mc Carthy and Daniel O' Mahony

T06/515A Brian MC Carthy and Daniel O'Mahon
Daniel O'Mahony Ardcost Portage
Brian McCarthy, Annadale road,Killorglin

A Public Health Warning is in place already in regard to Realt Na Mara's Cromane oyster farm due to Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning. 

I would like to object to this planning application in the strongest possible terms. Indeed, if you do grant this license, you will have had to deliberately overlook various key and blatantly obvious reasons not to, in order to serve some agenda known only to yourselves.

First:The ecological environment. 
Water quality in Valentia harbour and up the coast in many areas is polluted already.
The drinking water in Cahirciveen is currently and often deemed 'unsafe to drink'.
This pollution is caused as rain water systems (gutters) all lead into the sewers, with their tanks situated in the harbour, which then overflow and contaminate both fresh and marine water. There is no easy way to clean this situation up by dredging the harbour floor of sewage, without destroying the environment. It would be a big job by dedicated people who can work out a non mechanical approach. 

Two: What the DAFM should actually get behind.
Seaweed could filter the effluent and restore the marine environment but only if the cause  is addressed. This would mean funding under the Green Deal remit, the introduction of grey water systems for Cahirciveen residents and collecting water instead for baths and toilets etc rather than letting it keep overwhelming the municipal sewage tanks. Both seaweed cultivation and addressing the polluted water are worth doing. 

Three: Ireland is supposed to be moving away from intensive farming.
However, the very last thing the West coast needs are intensive shell fishing operations, exploiting the last square metres of shore and marine environment that Ireland has to play with. 

Four:  Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning already at Realt Na Mara Shellfish farm in Cromane.
 In July, just this year, the SFPA issued a public health warning in regard to this company's  shellfish. 

"due to the presence of a marine toxin, Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP)"

Five: The Industry is on its way down, not expanding.
This is not a marine environment that can take any more disturbance or exploitation, like trying to intensively farm shellfish for a foreign market, for example. Indeed Renard Point's own fishmongers had to close down partly due to so much of the shell fish being affected by this Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning.  That and the fact that the DAFM has consistently let the super trawlers create basically dead zones just offshore by overfishing and then throwing back the young, smaller stock dead.

Six: The Environmental Importance of the marine environment
And don't get me started on blaming the seals for the lack of fish and breeding too much, too close to the shore and the issuing of licenses to let fishermen shoot them from boats. I am so blown away by your ignorance of the natural world and coastal communities and the pressures and threats on the ecological systems that we rely on (including seaweed and algae that produces up to 80% of the oxygen you breathe. But not the sort of algae plumes that gather around the effluent in the bays. No, that is a sign of toxicity and lack of oxygen to the environment below. Please do not give licenses.

Seven: Under the cover of the pandemic, developments like these that affect the environment, are happening with impunity.  
And do you really think you can stick 300 community hubs on the island under the ruse of increasing internet speed and think that no one will notice the increase in electromagnetic stress that all this technological infrastructure will cause? Technology investment is also under the CAP now although artificial intelligence does not produce food and it is not without environmental and health impacts. Or are you just hoping to blame all consequences on the pandemic? In fact, with a respiratory illness, even a drop in oxygen levels caused by intensifying shell-fish farming and exploitation of the marine environment could probably be blamed on the pandemic too. Please use some discernment.

Eight: Disappearance of shellfish species
Even five years ago, visiting the King Scollop Festival on Valentia, there was a terrible shortage of shellfish. So much so, they had to bring supplies down from Donegal. There is not a resource to exploit, I promise you. There is, actually, an unseen calamity unfolding.

Nine: Money talks but it hasn't spoken yet. 
You can deny these licenses no problem now, before the mad investment that these companies are preparing to make. After which it will be nearly impossible to do. Also enquire where their money for investing is coming from - it could be Green Deal Money or farm support or covid recovery money or a deal with a foreign investor or a loan from a bank. One thing is obvious, they are not doing well as a company themselves as their produce is already being refused due to unacceptable toxicity levels that are not only non-compliant with food safety standards. They have actually recently be reported as dangerous to public health / consumers. 
10. Accountability and Transparency (Old-fashioned, I know) What about SACs and EU Directives? (Any better?)
Well, I'm watching you and the Renard Save Our Strand are watching and the whole community.
 Finally, even the Green Party are also watching your decision in this as the areas for which licenses are proposed, are areas of Special Conservation. Our neglect of Biodiversity in these areas have moved the EU to fine us on a daily basis. Ireland was asked, as you no doubt know, since 2002 to take action and I imagine that precludes giving licenses to oyster farms, which will clearly not promote or protect biodiversity. 

11. Areas of outstanding natural beauty. 
Have a look at some photos of the endless strips of un-swimmable, un-sailable, un-visitable, unsightly, not to say contaminating, environmentally insensitive and pretty cruel, unhealthy and unnatural oyster farms and then juxtapose them with photos of the channel between Renard and Valentia Island right now. We might be locked down but you don't get to issue licenses without looking at what you're responsible for.

Can I suggest not trashing the place any further until the plan is formed how to sustainably protect our protected areas and not give a license to the first companies that appear.

12. Validation of EPA reports 
If you want to tell the coastal communities that the EPA reports say the oyster farms are safe, then let me refresh your memory about the EPA reports for the Shell licenses. Their  plans the EPA also said were grand. The CAS (Central Access Scheme motorway and bridge into the Medieval Mile of Kilkenny, where the EPA also oversaw the pouring of unwashed stone into the river, later called by the High Court 'the worst case of environmental destruction and species lost that had been heard.' The EPA are clearly working within old parameters, disconnected from the Climate Action Charters or any sort of regard for the environment, one might argue.

13. So the minister that I would ask you to check in with is Malcolm Noonan, whose office wrote saying that he would definitely investigate the license proposals, in regard to the SACs (Special Areas of Conservation).

14. I would also ask you to check if there are already traditional seaweed harvesting licenses for any of these stretches as their rights are thankfully protected now too by the Oireachtas committee in 2019.

15. These farms do not need planning permission? These farms only need licenses. These applications were only brought to the attention of the communities directly involved and living on these exact shores a week ago. No public consultation whatsoever. So please forgive my exasperated tone and restore some faith in your department's processes and rationale, by refusing this license. And just because we only have 6 of the application numbers and the other communities might not have any group advocating for them, do not use that as an excuse to allow those licenses. This is a basic principle of the grounds on which you grant licenses. Just a blanket 'No' to all of them would be fair to all communities. And just help the wannabe operators/applicants to diversify into something more harmless and constructive.  

Yours sincerely, Frances Micklem