alonso wrote:Ah yes that;s it. To be a good planner, you must first be a landowner. Not all of us can climb the filthy greasy pole that you occupy Noel. Some of us are interested in the common good. I know the word "common" is anathema to people like you, as are concepts such as "neigbourhood", "community", and "society". It's all about giving benevolent charitable landed types like you free reign is it? Fuck the poor, screw the unfortunate, bollox those without access to the surplus wealth to support an election campaign or 4. Noel you're a twisted old crank who is really bringing this site into disrepute.
I would go on, but when one side of an argument is so obviously self defeating, there;s no point. Anyway I've real planning to do. Happy New Year
alonso, you know that communism was sold on the back of the slogan 'the common good'
Communism was a dismal failure and blighted the lives of countless millions of people for almost a century.
Thats what you are selling as a planner. Please do us all a favour and resist that tempting excuse for your interest in planning our city. You do it for the money alonso. Dont kid yourself. I bet you know how to raise an invoice and write a massive bill.
The guys who climbed the greasy pole provide business ideas and jobs for people.
You have only to look at the money the Irish civil service bureaucrats are screwing out of the earning workers to see that they are much more interested in themselves than the poor and downtrodden.
The ship of state will steam on when the people are nearly starving with the hunger. Then they will throw them crumbs.
Have you heard of the sale by Mary O'Rourke of Eircom for billions of euros?
We all owned that company collectively but Mary decided to screw the public in a heady market and milked billions of their savings and put it in the pension fund of the civil service.
Now that is real socialism.
They took the savings ot the thrifty who bought shares to provide the pensions for the Gardai, the politicians and civil service. And that was just a top up for the fund. No wonder they are awarding themselves huge pay rises while the economy of the country is slowly grinding to a halt.