noel o'gara wrote:Blisterman seems to be the only person in this news group with an open mind. The rest of you are all control freaks, I mean controlling other people's ideas and lands.
If we were controlling your ideas, would we really be putting such nonsensical dross into your gob?
Word of advice: don't mistake lack of control over your own ideas as proof that others have taken charge of them.
alonso wrote:Ah yes that;s it. To be a good planner, you must first be a landowner.
That was my first thought. But thankfully Noel has spoken out of both sides of his mouth (not for the first time- see point 3 [below]), giving us this dilly of a pickle to resolve. Ooh, I do love puzzles!!! And what did he say to contradict himself?
noel o'gara wrote:Are architects and planners the owners of the land of Ireland or the land owners?
Sorry lads its the owner who should decide what and where he builds with his own money, not a dreamer or landless expert who knows better. [my emphasis]
Anyway, Noel, I have a question for you. It's one question, and I shall put it very simply, so please do your best to answer it in as straightforward a manner as possible:
I asked it before
Anyone else see a certain level of hypocrisy in embracing the concept of ground rent and rejecting planning legislation? I wonder what Michael Davitt - Mr O'Gara's apparent spiritual advisor in matters of the land - would make of it?
during a discussion on your patriotic interventions in the matter of Dartmouth Square, but you hadn't yet graced us with your presence. Now, however, you don't have the convenience of that excuse at your disposal. So- your thoughts?