Comments for Head Rambles http://headrambles.com The rambling thoughts of an Irish Grandad Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:21:53 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Dear Ivor by Grandad http://headrambles.com/2014/07/29/dear-ivor/#comment-50227 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:21:53 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=7020#comment-50227 I am a firm believer that the prison system is an abject failure.  Maybe in the good old days when people were confined to rat infested dungeons there might have been a point but for most criminals these days, it's just home from home. 

I am a believer in reparation.  If domeone steals from me or damages my property, it's fuck all use to me if they are sent to prison.  The criminal should repay to the victim, not society.

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Comment on Dear Ivor by Grandad http://headrambles.com/2014/07/29/dear-ivor/#comment-50226 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:07:43 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=7020#comment-50226 Those pensions are a farce anyway.  What private company would pay a pension from the date a person leaves employment?  The feckers should wait until they reach retirement age like the rest of us.  And it really make my blood boil to see little shits like Ahern swanning around the world [being paid as an "advisor"... HAH!!] after the state he left the country in.

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Comment on Dear Ivor by bill http://headrambles.com/2014/07/29/dear-ivor/#comment-50225 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:48:07 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=7020#comment-50225 Retribution is all well and good and some people just seem to 'look like' they deserve it BUT beyod stripping his finances, in front of al the other TD's with their snouts in the trough… so all of them this bit stood out for me

" had pleaded guilty to four counts of using invoices believing them to be false instruments."

He was 'done' because he used invoices he believed to be false. So someone must have created these false invoices and what has happened to them?

"Callely had put in bogus paperwork to support what would otherwise be valid claims"

Doesn't this bogus papwerwork contradic the false invoices bit?

He will serve half of his 'sentence' and go on to a successful career in the consulting circuit. No crystal ball required for that prediction we can all see the wel trodden parh.

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Comment on Dear Ivor by J.D. Gallagher http://headrambles.com/2014/07/29/dear-ivor/#comment-50224 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:31:31 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=7020#comment-50224 Spot on. They should be stripped of their pensions if convicted of a crime. Money is the only language they understand. 

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Comment on How not to pay water charges by Grandad http://headrambles.com/2014/07/28/how-not-to-pay-water-charges/#comment-50223 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:58:17 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=7015#comment-50223 So it takes a few years to reach €600?  At the rate they inflate things here, that will soon represent a month's water supply.

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Comment on How not to pay water charges by Grandad http://headrambles.com/2014/07/28/how-not-to-pay-water-charges/#comment-50222 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:57:02 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=7015#comment-50222 They have already said that no one would be cut off.  Their tactic is to apparently redue the pressure to a trickle in the "offending" households.  Seeing as that is the current state of my water pressure I very much doubt I would know the difference.  All that is assuming they can find my stop cock [stop sniggering at the back].

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Comment on How not to pay water charges by nisakiman http://headrambles.com/2014/07/28/how-not-to-pay-water-charges/#comment-50221 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:58:20 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=7015#comment-50221 Doesn't work like that over here. EVERY property with water has a meter, and if the bill isn't paid, they come and take the meter away and disconnect the supply. They will replace the meter and reconnect once the bill is paid. As a rule of thumb, they will not usually disconnect the supply until the bill reaches €600, which for most households takes a few years.

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Comment on How not to pay water charges by bill http://headrambles.com/2014/07/28/how-not-to-pay-water-charges/#comment-50220 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:31:15 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=7015#comment-50220 Over here if the 'property' is inhabited then the water company cannot terminate the supply. This may be a European directive (not sure but as 99% of 'legislation' here is European in origin and all Parliament does is gold plate the crap chances are it is European).

If it is and the same applies over there then ANRRTS is all that is required.

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Comment on Scraping the barrel by Chris http://headrambles.com/2014/07/22/scraping-the-barrel-2/#comment-50219 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:44:56 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=6995#comment-50219 In Bruges – so excellent I bought the DVD.

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Comment on Humourless and impersonal by Kirk M http://headrambles.com/2014/07/27/humourless-and-impersonal/#comment-50218 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:26:01 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=7011#comment-50218 Make that seven. I didn’t nominate you either. And if beating up your government with your keyboard is considered political then you’re a shoe in for the short list.

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