Thursday, 16 February 2012
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
There are times when in the warmth of a good fire I sit in an easy chair with a cap pulled over my eyes to cut out the light and take an afternoon nap. The images that flow into the front of my mind
are nought but an omelette of thoughts mixed with memories. The half to one hours relaxation or rather recuperation from this insanely troubled land energises me.
There are negative things happening on this island for our political servants are behaving in ways that increasingly create conditions that are socially subversive.
Medical services have been cut to the bare bones, lots of people on trollies and many operations delayed.
Unemployment is currently 439,600 out of a population of 4.5 million plus the shocking news is that 15% of the population are suffering from food poverty.
Emigration is currently running at about 3,000 per month.
I was dismayed to learn the other day of an "under the radar" increase of 62% to the dog licence rising from €12.50 to €20.00 per annum. Now we are penalised for having guard dogs or pets.
I am seriously wondering how much more deprivation the people here will accept.