There has been a bit of waffle about the septic tank thing on the radio.
I don’t listen to the radio myself, but Herself tells me therefore it thus must be so.
I have until tomorrow evening to “register” my septic tank. To do so would cost me €50. Why? Why should I pay for something they want? If they want it they can pay for it.
If I fail to fill in their fucking forms I am liable for a fine of up to €5,000. Again, why? They impose some petty fucking rule or statute and I am then liable to be fined for ignoring it? What’s to stop them passing some fucking law that states that I have to have a fifty foot flagpole in the middle of my lawn with a fucking EU rag flying from it? And a fine of €10,000 if I fail to “comply”?
Of course this all goes back to the EU. They decided back in ‘09 that there should be a “register of septic tanks” and apparently Ireland is being fined on a daily basis for not having one. Well that is our gubmint’s problem, not mine. If the gubmint wants to kowtow to every fucking rule that comes out of that statute factory then don’t involve me. They should just tell the EU to fuck off. But then they would lose all their little all expenses paid trips to Brussels, wouldn’t they?
I took a poke into their website just to see what I was up against and noticed something interesting. They want my MPRN number. Now what the fuck is that, when it’s at home? It transpires that it is the last eleven digits on my electricity meter, which begs some very interesting questions.
When I deal with my electricity company I expect my information to be kept securely under the Data Protection Act. So it seems that the gubmint reckons it is entitled to use my electricity account as some kind of registration number for my house? What happened to Data Protection?
And not content with reducing me to a fucking number they now want to do the same with my home – reduce it to a fucking number? I am now 1233479W to be found at 29983847734?
There is a creeping insidious phenomenon lately where we are being asked to register for everything – property, water, shit processing – so they are obviously building up some massive database. Why? Is it just a quest for information for information’s sake, or is it something else?
I wouldn’t trust those fuckers one hairy inch.
Not even with information about my crap.